The Valid8 5G Network Emulator provides an all-in-one, cost-effective and ultra-portable 5GC network for development, demonstration, testing and training purposes.
The 5G Network Emulator solution is capable of simulating network nodes and and testing devices individually or in parallel. There are options available to include a real base station (available 2Q2019) if you need to use real UEs or IoT devices with traffic generation, or our simulated RAN 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 equipment vendor or service provider would want to test how their network would function in a real deployment.
The Valid8 5G 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.
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 2019) 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 UE or IoT devices, the 5G, 4G or 3G Network Emulators can provide the entire core network as well as an emulated or real base station depending on your test needs.
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.
For testing the HSS Server, the Valid8 Tester can generate S6a, Sh Diameter traffic to test performance and stability.
For testing the AMF, the 5G Network Emulator can wrap around the node using the N1, N2, N8, N11 and N12 interfaces. Traffic can be originated from real or emulated UE and IoT devices
• General Registration
• Registration with AMFre-allocation
• UE-initiated Deregistration
• Network-initiated Deregistration
• UE Triggered Service Request
• Network Triggered Service Request
• UE Configuration Update procedurefor access and mobility management related parameters
• UE Configuration Update procedurefor transparent UE Policy delivery
• UE Reachability NotificationRequest procedure
• UE Activity Notificationprocedure
• AN Release
The Valid8 5G Network Emulator is capable of simulating and testing several devices individually or in parallel and is scalable to fit your needs.
3GPP TS 23.501 / ETSI TS 123 501 V15
3GPP TS 23.502 / ETSI TS 123 502 V15