San Jose, California, December 3rd, 2018–
Polaris Networks, a leading provider of wireless test and measurement tools, is participating in the ETSI 3rd
MCX Plugtests™, starting today. Polaris will be offering its MCX Tester for testing the functions and features
of the Mission Critical Communications Server from various vendors participating at this event. In addition to
this, Polaris is also offering its NetEPC for vendors willing to test a mission critical network with a
mission-critical-network-ready EPC. The goal of this plugtest is to validate the interoperability of a variety
of mission critical implementations using different scenarios based on 3GPP Mission Critical Services in Release
14 and 15. During the event, tests will be conducted via VPN connections from the vendor labs, following the
approach used during the pre-test stages of the first and second MCPTT Plugtests.
The Polaris MCX Tester simulates mission-critical clients and traffic to generate signaling and user procedures
for testing a Mission Critical Communications Sever. This Test solution has a comprehensive list of canned test
cases as per earlier ETSI MCX Plugtest Scenarios along with Polaris-defined negative and security test cases.
The Tester also provides a test builder which allows the user to stitch together new test cases with pre-defined
test procedures. The MCX Tester from Polaris Networks is capable of testing both conformance and performance
of the MCX Server. For participants who wish to run tests over LTE bearers, Polaris’ will make available its
production core, the NetEPC, for facilitating such tests. The NetEPC is a comprehensive LTE Packet
Core implementation which supports the public safety QCI and other enhancements as per 3GPP Release 14 and
15 public safety standards.
The CoreAccess solution allows private network operators or commercial network operators (like CSP or WISP)
to use LTE features, like enforcing security by authenticating users and encrypting user data, and making
available the ability to deliver and charge differentiated services depending on the class of users or
services, but, by using any radio technology that is available for use by that operator. It can also be
used by operators to bring brownfield deployments into existence by building additional capacity to enable
use of available unlicensed spectrum in existing LTE networks, or to deploy greenfield networks.
The 3rd MCX Plugtests, organized by The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) with
the support of TCCA and the European Commission, will be a remote-only Plugtests event held from 3rd December 2018
to 31st January 2019. Mr. Aditya Saraf, VP Business Development, Polaris Networks, commented "Polaris would be
actively helping the co-participants address the critical challenges for the successful deployment and operation
of Mission Critical Communication. This event is an ideal platform for all participants to test with real
implementations and demonstrate their interoperability along with successful de-bugging of their implementations,
thus saving cost and time."
About Polaris Networks:
Polaris Networks is a global solution provider in the field of LTE Technology, offering a wide range of
software for use as test tools in the lab and Packet Core deployment in private and public LTE networks.
LTE solutions from Polaris Networks are actively used by Network Equipment Manufacturers, Telecom
Service Providers, and Test Labs across several countries. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA,
USA and has two R&D centres in Kolkata, India. To learn more about Polaris Networks, visit
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