Distant testing occasion included Rel. 15 rail transportation capabilities

1,350 exams. 169 take a look at periods. Round 50 new take a look at instances. The European Telecommunications Requirements Institute’s most up-to-date plugtest occasion for mission-critical applied sciences achieved an interoperability price of 95%, which the group says provides the business “a dependable set of requirements for profitable implementations.” For the primary time, the occasion — which is ETSI’s fifth MC-focused plugtest — included railway-specific mission-critical options.

The distant testing occasion was held from Sept. 21-Oct. 2, and included exams of capabilities together with Future Railway Cell Communications System (FRMCS) and particular rail-focused options from 3GPP’s Launch 15.

“These exams are important to make sure seamless entry to mission vital companies over 4G networks throughout completely different distributors’ merchandise and implementations,” ETSI mentioned in its report on the plugtest results.

The exams had been designed for system parts together with utility servers for mission-critical companies (mission-critical push-to-talk, information and video), shoppers for MC companies, IMS/SIP cores, Advanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Providers (eMBMS)/LTE Broadcast and take a look at gear for mission-critical companies. Utility servers from 18 corporations had been examined, together with MC shoppers from 22 corporations and take a look at instruments from 5 distributors.

ETSI mentioned that the periods “proved as soon as once more very helpful” to assist with specificity in wording of 3GPP and ETSI technical specs, and to determine sensible deployment issues which may imply that requirements our bodies have to weigh in or make clear particulars on implementation.

ETSI additionally famous that in parallel to the plugtest occasion, it held a two-day on-line observer program that supplied a discussion board for public security community operators, consumer organizations, authorities organizations and others to debate updates on mission-critical communications requirements, community implementations world wide (together with Project Broadway) and testing and certification actions.

“With the standardization of MCX (Mission-Vital PTT, Video & Information), IOPS (Remoted Operation for Public Security), and different vital communications options by 3GPP, LTE and 5G NR networks are more and more gaining recognition as an all-inclusive communications platform for public security, rail and different vital communications sectors,” the group famous in its plugtest report.