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Connecting the Next Billion People

Magma is an open-source software platform that gives network operators an open, flexible and extendable mobile core network solution. Our mission is to connect the world to a faster network by enabling service providers to build cost-effective and extensible carrier-grade networks.
Converged Services. Distributed Deployment. Cloud-Native Packet Core for Mobile Connectivity

Converged Services. Distributed Deployment. Cloud-Native Packet Core for Mobile Connectivity

Magma connects 100 to 1,000,000 servers using the same fully distributed network architecture. Designed to be access network (cellular or wifi) and 3GPP release agnostic, it can flexibly support a radio access network with minimal development and deployment effort.

  • Allows operators to offer cellular service without vendor lock-in with a modern, open source core network.
  • Enables operators to manage their networks more efficiently with more automation, less downtime, better predictability, and more agility to add new services and applications.
  • Federate between existing MNOS and new infrastructure providers for expanding rural infrastructure allows operators who are constrained with licensed spectrum to add capacity and reach by using wi-fi and CBRS.
  • All parts of the network are stateless except the access gateway, providing greater scale, resiliency, and simplicity. The distributed deployment model limits fault domains and allows more frequent and seamless upgrades.

Magma Architecture


The Access Gateway (AGW) provides network services and policy enforcement. In an LTE network, the AGW implements an evolved packet core (EPC), and a combination of an AAA and a PGW. It works with existing, unmodified commercial radio hardware.


Orchestrator is a cloud service that provides a simple and consistent way to configure and monitor the wireless network securely. The orchestrator can be hosted on a public or private cloud. The metrics acquired through the platform allow you to see the analytics and traffic flows of the wireless users through the Magma web UI.


The federation gateway integrates the MNO core network with Magma by using standard 3GPP interfaces to existing MNO components. It acts as a proxy between the Magma AGW and the operator's network and facilitates core functions, such as authentication, data plans, policy enforcement, and charging to stay uniform between an existing MNO network and the expanded network with Magma.

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