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dsTest CIoT Network Testing

dsTest offers server emulation and client simulation capabilities for comprehensive testing of 3GPP Cellular Internet of Things (CIoT) network interface functionality and performance. Select the interfaces required to accomplish your testing goals–surround a network element with client simulators that simulate client activity or provision a server emulator with the interfaces necessary to support end-to-end testing. Test agents and proxies using both client simulation and server emulation. dsTest supports the Control Plane and User Plane optimizations that have been specified for CIoT, including those for the S1, S5/S8, and S11 interfaces such as Robust Header Compression (RoHC).

Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, or Machine Type Communications (MTC), is a key segment in future cellular mobile packet data networks. Initial 3GPP efforts have focused on the ability to differentiate MTC devices, allowing operators to selectively handle MTC devices in congestion/overload situations. 3GPP has added additional specifications to integrate M2M communications into the overall network. Some outside forecasts show that the MTC analytics industry will grow robustly over the next several years. These forecasts includes revenue segmentation for the five components that together enable analytics to be used in M2M services: data integration, data storage, core analytics, data presentation, and associated professional services. MTC therefore has a close relationship with the Big Data space, with each contributing to the other’s projected growth.

CIoT Network Diagram

dsTest is a software product that provides an environment that supports the goals of network function virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). Read more about dsTest infrastructure.