sysmocom publicly releases Osmocom user manuals

Today, sysmocom GmbH announces the public availability of a set of freely available user manuals for a range of Osmocom software projects for operation of Free Software based cellular networks.

The Osmocom projects themselves do not provide a lot of documentation, and the sysmocom-created user manuals had so far been available only to customers of sysmocom GmbH.

"We expect that the availability of free public user manuals will simplify the configuration, deployment and operation of Free Software based cellular networks world-wide." says Harald Welte, Managing Director of sysmocom GmbH.

The release includes user manuals and VTY command line reference manuals for the OpenBSC flavors OsmoBSC and OsmoNITB, as well as OsmoBTS, OsmoPCU, OsmoNITB and OsmoSGSN. Both PDF versions as well as the asciidoc source code is made available under the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL).

The PDF renderings of the latest version of the manuals are available from, while the asciidoc source code is available from

Osmocom ( is a vendor-neutral, collaborative effort to create and maintain Open Source implementations of mobile communications protocol stacks and network elements. It was originally created by Harald Welte in 2010, when the OpenBSC project was joined by more sister projects related to Open Source Mobile Communications.

sysmocom GmbH ( is a Berlin (Germany) based business offering custom tailored cellular infrastructure and testing solutions. It was founded by two of the original developers of OpenBSC, and is a major contributor to many of the Osmocom software projects.