Polaris Networks (News - Alert), a solutions provider for wireless technologies, recently revealed that its LTE EPC Emulators had been selected by Radisys, an embedded wireless infrastructure solutions provider, to test the Radisys small cell solution for functionality and performance. Both confirmed the agreement after the interoperability test between Radisys’ Trillium TOTALeNodeB LTE (News - Alert) Small Cell software and Polaris’ LTE EPC Emulator. The purpose of this IOT was to verify connections between the Radisys eNodeB and Polaris EPC and validate eNodeB functions on the S1 interfaces.

The LTE EPC emulators include all the network interfaces, implementing all the communication protocols required for a network equipment to operate in an LTE/SAE network. Together, these emulators allow testing in a variety of network topologies, thereby allowing effective utilization of lab equipment, reduction in capital expenditure and ongoing support costs associated with a test lab.

These emulators also feature a TCL scripting interface to configure and control the functions, providing greater control as compared to real network equipment for testing the functionality, scalability and performance of LTE User Equipment and Network Equipment, including MME, S-GW, PDN-GW and eNodeB. The interface can also be used to obtain performance statistics and test results.

 “It was important to us as we deploy our Trillium TOTALeNodeB software around the world that we continue to choose best-of-breed partners that complement our leadership in LTE,” said Todd Mersch, Product Line Management director, Radisys in a statement. “This partnership is a great example of two companies working together to deliver a compelling LTE small cell solution. By leveraging Polaris Networks’ test solution to recreate our customers’ network environments, we can ensure that we are delivering the functionality and performance that they need.”

“We view this partnership between Radisys and Polaris Networks, apart from helping the two companies, as delivering great value to manufacturers of LTE small cells as well as operators that have either decided or are considering deploying small cells in their LTE networks. Through this association, vendors and operators are not only guaranteed a solution that has passed through extensive functional and performance tests, but get the assurance of using a small cell solution that is most likely to work when their LTE networks are switched-on,” added Aditya Saraf, VP, Sales & Marketing at Polaris Networks.

Edited by Allison Boccamazzo