Overview

The Valid8 4G LTE Network Emulator is a comprehensive solution for 4G network emulation and load testing. It can provide either the complete emulated EPC and IMS layers or just the nodes that are needed for a specific test. There are options available to include either our real eNodeB if you need to use real UE devices with real web-browsing, or our simulated eNodeB in software if you don't need the RF interface. It is cost-effective and ultra-portable, and is ideal for demonstration, testing and training purposes.

Features

  • Realistic network emulation of up to 1,000s of devices and calls (scalable)

  • Signaling request/response messages for call handling, mobility management, authentication, QoS

  • Report on media received, call connect time, call duration, jitter, packet loss

  • Generate valid and invalid/negative messages and call-scenarios

  • Impairments

  • Supports sending invalid responses including malformed, dropped and misordered packets

  • 3G/4G handover

  • Diameter CER/A, DWR/A, CCR-I/A, CCR-U/A, CCR-T/A, RAR/A request/response messages

  • Alerts and notifications

  • Check parameters in messages from SUT and flag errors.

4G Network Emulator

What can it do?

The 4G Network Emulator solution is capable of simulating and testing several devices individually or in parallel:

It can simulate

eNodeB

HSS

ePDG

MME

OCS

PCRF

PCEF

CSCF

PGW

SGSN

It can test

UE

eNodeB

MME

HSS

OCS

SGSN

PCRF

PCEF

CSCF

PGW

SGW

Specifications

Mobility Management Entity (MME) emulation

NAS

SAE Bearer Management

UE Location

Subscriber Data Handling

Authentication

Fault Recovery

Notification

Mix of PDN types, IPv4, IPv6

Up to 2 sessions per IMSI

Interface S1-MME to eNodeB: S1-AP

Interface S6a to HSS: Diameter over SCTP

Interface S11 to SGW: eGTP-C/GTPv2-C

Serving Gateway (SGW) emulation

Packet Routing and Transfer Functions

IP Address Allocation

Interface S1-U to eNodeB: GTP-U

Interface S4 to SGSN: GTP-U, eGTP-C/GTPv2-C

Interface S5 to PDNGW: GTP-U, eGTP-C/GTPv2-C

Interface S11 to MME: eGTP-C/GTPv2-C

PDN Gateway (PDNGW) emulation

Packet Routing and Transfer Functions

IP Address Allocation

Interface S5 to SGW: GTP-U, eGTP-C/GTPv2-C

Interface S7 to PCRF: Diameter over SCTP

PCRF emulation

Policy Control Functions

QoS Authorization

HSS emulation

Subscriber profiles

UE Location

Subscriber Data Handling

Authentication (AuC)

Fault Recovery

Notification

ePDG emulation

IKEv2 and ESP Encryption: DES-CBC, DES-CBC,128 bit AES-CBC, 192 bit AES-CBC, 256 bit AES, Null, 128 bit AES-CTR, 192 bit AES-CTR, 256 bit AES-CTR, 168 bit 3DES-EDE-CBC

IKEv2 and ESP Integrity Algorithms: 96 bit AES XCBC, 96 bit MD5 HMAC, 96 bit SHA1 HMAC

eNodeB

Operational Frequency Bands:

Internal femtocell: 400 - 6000 Mhz; Bands 1 - 44 plus unlicensed 5Ghz band

External picocell: Band 7 & 41 (2.6 GHz), Band 12, 13, 14 & 17 (700 MHz), Band 20 (800 MHz), Band 42 & 43 (3.4-3.8 GHz), Band 3 (1.7-1.8 GHz), Band 44 (700 MHz), Band 4 (1.7-2.1 GHz)*, Band 25 (1.9 GHz)*, Band 5 (850 MHz)*, Band 1 (1.9-2.1 GHz)*

Duplex: FDD & TDD

Supports up to 32 UEs with 4 bearers each (per eNodeB)

Synchronization: GPS

Modulations from QPSK to 256QAM (Rel 12)

Interface S1-MME to MME: S1-AP

Interface S1-U to SGW: GTP-U

Interface X2 to eNodeB: X2-AP

Interface Uu to UE

Interface M1 to eMBMS

* = roadmap

Protocols

3GPP TS 23.401 (EUTRAN)

3GPP TS 24.301 (NAS)

3GPP TS 29.060 (GTPv1)

3GPP TS 29.274 (GTPv2-C)

3GPP TS 29.281 (GTPv1-U)

3GPP TS 36.413 (S1AP)

3GPP TS 36.414 (S1-U)

3GPP TS 29.272 (S6a)

3GPP TS 29.212 (Gx)

3GPP TS 29.214 (Rx)

3GPP TS 32.999 (Gy)

IETF RFC4006 (Ro)

IETF RFC3588 (Diameter)

IETF RFC 5996 (IKEv2)

ETSI TS 23.402 V11.8.0 (S2b)

IETF RFC 4666 - M3UA

IETF RFC 4960 - SCTP

Network Layer Capabilities and Security

IPv4, IPv6 (on request)

UDP, TCP, SCTP transport modes

DNS

DHCP

TLS 1.2, 1.1, 1.0

SSL 3.0

SRTP

Network delays and packet loss

Test Scenarios

eRAB Setup Request/Response - success

eRAB Setup Request/Response - fail

eRAB Modify Request/Response - success

eRAB Modify Request/Response - fail

eRAB Release Request/Response - success

eRAB Release Request/Response - fail

S1 Setup - success

S1 Setup - fail

eNodeB Reset

Initial Context Setup

UE Context Modification

UE Context Release

Data Transfer between UE and internet

UE Attach Request accept

UE Attach Request reject

UE Detach Request accept

UE Detach Request reject

UE Handover Request accept

UE Handover Request reject

Paging

Diameter -- CER/A, CCR/A, RAR/A, DER/A, DWR/A, JSDR/A, AAR/A, STR/A, ASR/A

Additional Details

Options

MME Emulator

SGW Emulator

PGW Emulator

OCS Emulator

HSS Emulator

PCRF Emulator

ePDG Emulator

Real Femto eNodeB

Real Pico eNodeB

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Specifications subject to change at any time