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McKinney, TX (September 7, 2010) – The European Advanced Networking Test Center AG (EANTC) invited Developing Solutions, Inc. to participate in the 2010 Light Reading Mobility Infrastructure Test held earlier this summer in San Jose. One of the mobile core network test subjects was Cisco’s ASR5000 mobile gateway. Developing Solutions provided one dsTest server equipped with an HLR emulator running the Gr interface and an HSS emulator running the S6 interface to support the load testing of the ASR5000 in both UMTS and LTE configurations.

dsTest and the ASR5000The HLR emulator, configured with a 1.1 million subscriber database, successfully supported the attempt to load the ASR5000, configured as an SGSN, with over 1,000,000 attached subscribers attaching at 4,200 subscribers per second. As the testing moved on to the LTE arena, the ASR5000 was reconfigured to operate as an MME, SGW, and PGW, and dsTest was reconfigured to emulate an HSS with the S6 interface and the same subscriber database – simply a matter of stopping the HLR node and starting the HSS node using a different XML configuration file. Once again, dsTest supported the load of over 1,000,000 attached subscribers and an increased attach rate of 5,000 subscribers per second.

“We chose Developing Solutions dsTest Platform, as the best-of-breed HLR/HSS emulator,” said Carsten Rossenhoevel, EANTC’s Managing Director. “dsTest effortlessly delivered the features, performance, and capacity required, and we found that it ran with little or no intervention through the entire test cycle, which was exactly what we wanted from a network server emulator.”

dsTest ran on its benchmark platform – a Dell 2970 Quad-Core AMD Opteron 2378 with 4GB Single-Ranked RAM with Ubuntu 10.04 x86_64 Server Edition – throughout the set-up, preparations, and testing.

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