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Complete Test Solutions for the Converged Network—From RAN to IMS

EXFO offers a complete range of high performance test solutions, covering the entire converged network from RAN to IMS.

Tens of millions of subscribers and thousands of network elements can be simulated generating hundreds of thousands of control-plane messages per second as well as hundreds of gigabits per second of user-plane traffic at line rate.

Ideally Suited for NEMs and NSPs

EXFO’s test solutions are specifically designed for both network equipment manufacturers and network service providers.

Network Equipment Manufacturers:

  • Ensure protocol conformance
  • Measure product performance and find breaking points
  • Demonstrate the capabilities of their products to NSPs

Network Service Providers:

  • Validate the claims of their vendors
  • Ensure that elements from different vendors work together
  • Measure quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) for subscribers in the lab before going live (cost-efficient)

Key Advantages

  • Easy-to-use graphical user interface: provides unmatched flexibility to adapt to specific test environments and needs
  • Traffic profiling capability: generates real-world traffic patterns in the lab, covering both the control-plane and user-plane
  • Testing possibilities: from testing individual elements in isolation to complete end-to-end testing, spanning multiple domains, protocols and services (e.g., testing VoLTE or inter-RAT mobility across LTE, IMS and legacy networks)
  • Extensive and customizable stats: key performance indicators (KPIs) report
  • Sophisticated logging mechanisms: rapidly nails down failure root causes

EXFO’s VoIP and IMS testing application provides the industry’s highest signaling and user-plane capacity, as well as the performance needed for IP-to-IP gateway testing (e.g., SBC, media and gateways, and firewalls). It offers signaling-only testing solutions for VoIP and IMS devices such as CSCFs, Proxy/Registrar, HSS, AS and DRA/DSC. It is also the preferred application to emulate the IMS core in order to test LTE and EPC wireless networks for policy, charging and more for VoLTE/RCS/Internet-based WebRTC deployments

This application allows testing of elements (e.g., MME, SGW, PDN-GW, SGSN) in isolation or in combination across multiple domains. Designed for the QualityAssurer platform, this high performance application can not only test basic functionality, but also more advanced features such as iRAT mobility, VoLTE, SRVCC, CSFB, etc.

Simulate the 3G and LTE core network with one platform thanks to this application. This will allow you to test stand-alone or integrated small cell elements such as home eNBs, micro eNBs and HNBs. Simulating the user equipment (UE) is also possible to enable wrap-around testing of these elements.

This application allows eNB testing over S1, X2 interfaces by simulating the EPC. Interfaces to the legacy core networks are also supported for features testing (e.g., CSFB and inter-RAT mobility). Available on the QualityAssurer platform and on a portable platform, this application is suitable for both lab and field testing. Simulating the user equipment is also possible to wrap-around testing of the eNB.

With this application, the system under test is comprised of eNBs and the evolved packet core (EPC). The complete LTE network can be surrounded with a simulated user equipment as well as the packet data network (PDN), including IMS.

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