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Polaris' LTE EPC Emulators Selected by Leading Korean Companies
October 30, 2012
By Rahul Arora, TMCnet Contributor
Polaris Networks, a company that provides wireless service platforms and wireless test systems, recently announced that its LTE (News - Alert) EPC emulators have been selected by three leading LTE small cell manufacturers in Korea. According to the officials from Polaris, LTE EPC emulators will be used to test the development of its LTE small cells.
These emulators include all the network interfaces and implement 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.
Aditya Saraf, VP of sales & marketing at Polaris Networks (News - Alert) said, “Vendors across the world use Polaris LTE testing tools for testing their LTE base station for not only functionality and performance, but also to validate the small cells for deployment-readiness in commercial LTE networks. I am thankful to our sales partner in Korea, Tricomtek Co. Ltd., for their unending efforts in making Polaris’ LTE test tools the test tools of choice among Korean base station vendors. We are delighted with the kind of response that our LTE test solutions have received in the Korean market and we look forward to more such opportunities in the future.”
Provided in the Korean market with support from Seoul-based Tricomtek Co. Ltd, the emulators 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.
“The Polaris EPC emulator is an extremely flexible solution which can be used in different test configurations and test environments,” said SangKu Lee, president, Tricomtek Co. Ltd. “The LTE Emulators are useful for various equipment vendors including UE, Femtocell (News - Alert)/Picocell/Micro eNB, HeNB Gateway, EPC system manufacturers, since they provide an easy-to-configure development environment. Not only do they help in reducing the test operating time greatly, a significant cost savings can be expected as well.”
Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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