The Valid8 Mobile Core Network Emulator provides an all-in-one, cost-effective and ultra-portable 3G 4G 5G network for demonstration, testing, repair and training purposes.
The Mobile Core Network Emulator solution is capable of simulating and testing several devices individually or in parallel. There are options available to include a real eNodeB OTA if you need to use real UEs or IoT devices with traffic generation, or our simulated eNodeB if you don’t need the RF interface. Subsystems can be switched on or off depending on how much of the network you need simulated.
Example: A team of technicians wants to test a base station in the field during deployment.
Example: A repair company wants to test performance of a base station in a cost-effective way
The Valid8 Mobile Core Network Emulator is comprised of multiple subsystems that are available individually or in parallel, and are scalable to fit your needs. The individual emulators are controllable through their call controllers, and the traffic can be captured through use of a remote capture tool such as Wireshark.
User commands can be fully automated using REST API. This includes performing all test control functions as well as collecting results and metrics. It can be integrated into virtually any CI system via the HTTP API, including Jenkins, CircleCI, Gitlab and others.
The application’s subsystems can be edited directly in the browser using TDL or by using the graphical tools. The Message Workshop allows for creating of test scenarios directly from the hex stream of a remote capture, while the Graphical Editor (on the feature roadmap for 1Q 2020) will allow for creating customized call scenarios by dragging and dropping the call flow to meet your test needs.
In the scenario where the eNodeB is to be tested, it can be tested by the Valid8 4G Network Emulator emulating the core network. Additionally, load and conformance tests are available for interfaces S1-MME and S1-U. In the case where the eNodeB needs to be tested on the RF side, it can be tested by the Valid8 4G UE Emulator.
For testing the PGW, the 4G Network Emulator can wrap around the node using the S5/8, S7, Sxx and SGi interfaces. Traffic can be originated from real or emulated UE and IoT devices.
For testing the PCRF, the 4G Network Emulator can wrap around the PCRF with the core network and IMS.
In the scenario where the gNodeB is to be tested, it can be tested by the Valid8 5G Network Emulator emulating the core network. Additionally, load and conformance tests are available for interfaces N1/N2/N3. In the case where the gNodeB needs to be tested on the RF side, it can be tested by the Valid8 5G UE Emulator.
The Valid8 Mobile Core Network Emulator is capable of simulating multiple network nodes individually or in parallel and is scalable to fit your needs.
Mobile Management Entity
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