The TM500 Test Mobile family is in use with almost every base station manufacturer across the world, and can be regarded as the de facto standard for network testing via RF.
The TM500 is a scalable test system for validating network performance as experienced by end users, across multiple cells and different radio access technologies. With integrated data services it is able to measure the complete performance of the network, from RF through to the packet core – this includes interaction with other users, the simulated RF environment and mobility, accurately replicating real-world user behaviour profiles such as web browsing, emails, downloading files, video streaming and Voice over LTE (VoLTE), together with mobility across the radio access network.
Multiplies the testing capabilities of TM-500 by 2 up to 5.
The system is fully scalable, connecting to tens of base station sectors, emulating tens of thousands of mobile devices and modeling real RF channel conditions. It is upgradable so that each mobile may be configured to support 2G, 3G, 4G technologies, and using advanced mobility models can create inter and intra technology handover scenarios. Real world user data applications can be generated for each mobile allowing true ‘end-to-end’ IP performance analysis. Comprehensive statistics and logging capabilities are also available for trouble-shooting.
The E500-D Data Center cabinet is the latest generation of E500, which has been specifically designed for supporting highly scalable LTE-A and Multi-RAT network performance and capacity testing with higher density, scalability and flexibility. It is capable of supporting up to 24 Carriers per system with up to 36,000 UEs. With front to back airflow the E500-D cabinet is compatible with centralized data center labs layout, and meets the trend of global labs planning.
A set of core test cases supported which the user can use to assess the performance of network features within a loaded network environment, or quality of experience of the subscribers who are with real-world behavior under complex test scenarios of HetNet, C-RAN, Small Cells deployment, FDD/TDD convergence,etc. A good example is that multiple trains arrive atand leave from the platform with subscribers migratingbetween application data and voice/messaging services.