Magma is an open source project supporting diverse radio technologies including LTE 5G and WiFi which can help extend network access into remote sparsely populated areas. It helps connect the world to a faster network by providing operators an open flexible and extendable mobile core network solution. Its operational simplicity and lower cost structure also empower innovators to build fixed and mobile wireless networks never previously imagined.
Magma has already been deployed in production environments. Muralnet for example is using Magma to extend network access to Native American communities while Brisanet has similarly deployed it into remote areas of Brazil. With high speed internet access having huge impacts on regions economic fortunes Magma has the potential to be a game changer around the world.
However as a relatively new technology there are not enough individuals with expertise in Magma at present. Thats why Linux Foundation Training amp Certification and the Magma Core Foundation have partnered to develop a free online training course to help technology strategists and decision makers at telcos as well as rural ISP operators and systems integrators learn the fundamentals of Magma.