4G & 5G LabKit

open source private network
testing for Research and demos

Firecell LabKit is a lightweight telecom network, packaged in a compact format for testing and demonstrating 4G and 5G networks in your lab.

Supports 4G
and 5G NR
3GPP compliant
Open-RAN
compliant
Supports TDD 
and FDD
Integrated dual
cell 4G / 5G
Access to all Firecell
R&D future releases
Realtime RAN monitoring
and control
Compact in size
and price
Logs and advanced
debugging tools

Firecell delivers

5g open source

Firecell develops, packages and distributes the world's first open source software suite of 4G / 5G CORE and RAN. We enable manufacturers, critical-infrastructure industries and public safety agencies to deploy and operate private network supporting demanding operational scenarios.

Firecell aims at simplifying access to private 5G networks and specifically focuses on small to medium size deployments. 

Open source

= no lock in

Guarantees the quality of code
Provides security
Provides independence
Enables more flexibility
Cuts your budget
With open source, the code is constantly improved by the community and reach higher quality standard over time. 

 The larger and the older the community, the better is the quality of the code!!
Open source code is transparent and therefore can be analyzed by anyone at anytime.

It means that there is no backdoor possible.
Open source code guarantees a full independence for our customers: they can add functionalities or fix bugs by themselves.

They can use our services when needed or decide to internalize entirely the development to their own R&D.
Our open source software together with our virtualization distributions allows pure software deployments on public cloud, on private cloud, at the edge and on any hardware of your choice.
You only pay for the hardware and the support & maintenance.

There are no license fees!

F.A.Q

Firecell Labkit is a fully integrated hardware and software solution supporting 4G and 5G (TDD and FDD), designed for labs. It is made out of the essential 3GPP components, packaged in a compact solution integrating a PC and 2 x USRPs. It comes with:

  • Compact 4G Core (5G CN from Q2 2022 to support 5G SA)
  • Integrated 4G / 5G RAN 
  • 2 cells (4G and 5G) 
  • Realtime RAN monitoring and control (Q1 2022)
  • Logs, measurements and monitoring

A compiled version of the code as well as the source code are available on the Labkit.

It is delivered with 1 test Sim card and a guide to help you easily order and configure more Sim cards. eSIMs and programmable SIM cards can also be used. The labkit is configured by default for a maximum of 16 x 4G users (with up to 40 COTS-UE validated) or 2 x 5G users.

N.B.: no UEs or modules come with the LabKit.

Wich spectrum bands are available ? Do I need to apply for spectrum to use the Firecell Labkit ?

All bands between 400 MHz to 6GHz are supported by the Firecell Labkit. We are progressively validating all the most common 4G and 5G bands and those requested in priority by our customers.

As of today 4G Band 40 (TDD), Band 4 and 7 (FDD) and 5G n78 (NSA configuration) are fully validated. As this evolves quickly, contact us to know the latest update. Let us know as well if you would like a different band to be validated for your project.

The Firecell LabKit is for use in a lab. Its output power is >10bBm. It will not radiate outside the walls of the laboratory and therefore you should not need to apply for spectrum*. To avoid interference, we would suggest that you use a band not used by MNOs or other users in your area (for instance Band 40 TDD in Europe, as this band is essentially used by MNOs in Asia). 

*Please still check with your local regulator.

How do I know the price and conditions ?

Please contact us. We'll be happy to respond to any question you might have on the Firecell Labkit and to provide you with the price and conditions.

When you place a Purchase Order, we will first validate with you your requirements and especially the spectrum bands that you plan to use with the Firecell LabKit.

You will then receive your LabKit after 4 to 8 weeks, the time for us to procure and integrate the hardware, install the software, fully validate your LabKit and ship it to you. Once you receive it, we will set up a conf-call and go through the LabKit operation in a 1h training session.

Your Support & Maintenance contract will then give you access to:

  • a Gitlab repository where you can find the source code and distributions
  • Firecell ticketing system (This is only with Gold and Platinum Service)

Depending on the support and maintenance contract you chose, a dedicated customer support representative will be appointed.

Please note that the Support and Maintenance contract is mandatory when purchasing a LabKit.

Our mandatory Support & Maintenance contract allows you to upgrade the system as soon as the latest version is available. The latest source code and distributions are available through your Gitlab access.

We have designed the Firecell LabKit based on the most common requirements from our laboratories customers. Its compact form-factor, performances and features make it suitable for a wide range of uses and experimentations.

However, we understand that you might have specific requirements, not yet included in the Firecell LabKit, to support your R&D projects. We'll be happy to discuss these requirements with you and adapt the Firecell LabKit to your needs. This is usually done through small design house projects. Please contact us to know more.

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