GL Communications Inc., announced today its latest High Density LTE and UMTS Network Simulator that can now generate massive number of UEs (up to 500000) along with high volume of mobile GTP and packet traffic for up to 4 Gbps or 40 Gbps which allows to load test or stress test core UMTS/LTE networks.
Speaking to the press, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia, a Senior Manager for product development of the company said, ”As traffic intensity increases, network elements within wireless network (including switches, routers, gateways and transmission) can impart various impairments such as errors, excessive delay, congestion, blocking, loss, and degrade quality. Their ability to handle huge traffic requires proper test and verification methods.”
He added, “Simulating high volume of mobile data traffic is extremely valuable to analyze the network elements characteristics as a function of traffic intensity and traffic type (e.g. Voice, Fax, Data, Video). For such a test requirement, we can now use GL’s MAPS™ Server with PacketLoad appliance. As mentioned, the appliance can now generate massive number of UEs (up to 500000) along with high volume of mobile GTP and packet traffic for up to 4 Gbps or 40 Gbps which allows to load test or stress test core UMTS/LTE networks. One of the important features of the appliance is its ability to allow different combinations of TCP/HTTP and UDP traffic combined with PCAP Replay to be simulated from both ends of the network. This helps to evaluate end-to-end core network performance with variable signalling and traffic parameters.”
Mr.Vadalia further explained, “By mimicking real-world behaviour in lab environment, our MAPS™ Server with PacketLoad solution allows mobile operators and equipment manufacturers to test various components of mobile infrastructure such as eNodeBs, SGW/SGSN, and PGW/GGSN prior to live deployment. Our solution can be used in testing the network elements in UMTS (SGSN, GGSN, RNC), and LTE (SGW, PDNGW) by generating & validating signalling along with traffic below or above the negotiated QOS. Further, one can setup a virtual real-time LTE network in lab by simulating all the network elements using ‘MAPS™ 4G Wireless Lab Suite’.”