The Valid8 4G Network Emulator provides an all-in-one, cost-effective and ultra-portable 4G network for demonstration, testing and training purposes.
The 4G 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 network service provider would want to test how their network would function in a real deployment.
Example: A UE device manufacturer wants to test performance and security in a cost-effective way
The Valid8 4G Network Emulator is compromised 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.
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 UE or IoT devices, the 4G Network Emulator can provide the entire 4G core network as well as an emulated or real eNodeB depending on your test needs.
For testing the PGW, the 4G Network Emulator can wrap around the node using the S5/8, S7, 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.
The Valid8 4G Network Emulator is capable of simulating and testing several devices individually or in parallel and is scalable to fit your needs.
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