Cobham Wireless launches NFV core network test tool

21 Jun 2017

Wireless and connectivity solutions vendor Cobham Wireless has launched a new core network testing solution for the virtual evolved packet core.

The TeraVM LaaS (Lab-as-a-Service) offering is designed to support mobile operator networks in the transition towards NFV infrastructures.

The service can be combined with Cobham Wireless' TM500 RAN traffic stress testing tool to deliver an end-to-end testing solution from RAN to core.

Cobham Wireless has partnered with telecoms technology testing tool provider ng4T to develop a platform that can emulate thousands of base stations in a single virtual machine, while emulating hundreds of gigabits per second data traffic and millions of simultaneous connections.

The platform also uses software development services company Luxsoft's NFV automation and testing framework.

“Cobham Wireless’ TeraVM LaaS can verify conformance for a wide range of new virtual, ETSI-NFV enhancements, in preparation for 5G,” Cobham Wireless global director Robert Winters said.

“This includes being able to test new services, software upgrades, power outage and failover scenarios, capacity planning upgrades, new vendor integration, edge computing and network slicing. Service providers can ensure improved operational efficiency and security from the RAN and Edge, through to the core network.”

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