BroadWay will be contributing to the 5th ETSI MCX plugtests event which will take place as a remote-only event from 21st September to 2nd October 2020.
WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE OF THE PLUGTESTS EVENT?
The concept of “Mission Critical Push To Talk” (MCPTT), “Mission Critical Data (MCData)” and “Mission Critical Video (MCVideo)” started with 3GPP Release-13 and is ongoing in current Releases.
Interoperability and Mission Critical service harmonization are critical challenges for the successful deployment and operation of Mission Critical Communication.
The goal of the MCX Plugtests event is to validate the interoperability of a variety of implementations using different test scenarios based on 3GPP Mission Critical Services in Release-15. The MCX Plugtests event will, besides mission critical features which have been tested in past MCX Plugtests, be extended to initially test railways-oriented capabilities in 3GPP Release-15, a step towards new FRMCS (Future Railway Mobile Communication System).
The tests are based on 3GPP, ETSI and IETF standards, and are designed for the following equipment:
- MCS Application Servers (MCPTT, MCDATA, MCVIDEO)
- MCS Clients (MCPTT, MCDATA, MCVIDEO)
- eMBMS Components
- IMS / SIP Cores
- Railways Communications Systems
- Consoles and Control Rooms
- MCS Test Equipments
The purpose and scope of the MCX Plugtests event are to test independently and jointly all components of the MC communication chain. The test cases are available in ETSI TS 103 564.
This fifth MCX Plugtests event will focus on Over-The-Top (OTT) tests via VPN connections from the vendor labs, following the approach used during the pre-test stages in previous MCX Plugtests events and in the remote MCX#3 Plugtests event.