MAPS™ 5G N29 interface can emulate Network Exposure Function (NEF), within the 5G Core Network offering services to Session Management Function (SMF) via the service-based N29 interface. MAPS™ 5G N29 supports Nsmf_EventExposure service procedure.
GL has enhanced its MAPS™ protocol emulation tool to emulate multi-protocol and multi-interface offering a complete range of test solutions, covering the entire 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G network.
By mimicking real-world customer behavior in lab environments, our solutions allow mobile operators and equipment manufacturers to verify their 5G networks before deployment.
GL also provides a GUI based Multi-Protocol Analyzer for on-line capture and decode of the signaling in real-time both during tests and as a stand-alone tracer for live systems.
- Emulate NEF and SMF elements
- Supports Nsmf_EventExposure service procedure
- Services use REST APIs based on HTTP and JSON data format
- Supports TLS and TCP transports
- Supports scripted call generation and automated call reception
- Supports customization of call flow and message templates using Script Editor
- Ready-to-use scripts for quick testing
- Provides Call Statistics and Events Status
- Automation, Remote access, and Schedulers to run tests 24/7
Supported Protocols Standards
N29 Interface (NEF-SMF)
TS29.508 Release 17
IETF RFC 8259
IETF RFC 7231
IETF RFC 8446
IETF RFC 793
IETF RFC 791 
5G N29 Interface Procedures
In 5G N29 interface, MAPS™ acts as either NEF to test SMF or SMF to test NEF emulating the Nsmf_EventExposure and UE Subscription for Notification of One-time Event Detection.
UE Subscription for Notification of One-time Event Detection
- PDU session establishment event
- PDU session release event
- QFI allocation event
- UE IP address/prefix change event
The below figures depict the Call Generation and Reception of 5G N29 interface between NEF and SMF.
Please Note: The XX in the Item No. refers to the hardware platform, listed at the bottom of the Buyer's Guide, which the software will be running on. Therefore, XX can either be ETA or EEA (Octal/Quad Boards), PTA or PEA (tProbe Units), XUT or XUE (Dual PCIe Express) depending upon the hardware.
|PKS511||MAPS™ 5G N29 Interface Emulator (Requires PKS502)|
|PKS305||MAPS™ 5G Multi-Interface Emulation|
|PKS500||MAPS™ 5G N1/N2 Interface Emulator|
|PKS501||MAPS™ 5G N4 Interface Emulator|
|PKS502||5G Service-based Emulation (Prerequisite base license for all service-based (Open API) interface emulations)|
|PKS502||MAPS™ 5G N17 Interface Emulator|
|PKS503||MAPS™ 5G N8 Interface Emulator (Requires PKS502)|
|PKS504||MAPS™ 5G N10 Interface Emulator (Requires PKS502)|
|PKS505||MAPS™ 5G N11 Interface Emulator (Requires PKS502)|
|PKS506||MAPS™ 5G N12 Interface Emulator (Requires PKS502)|
|PKS507||MAPS™ 5G N13 Interface Emulator (Requires PKS502)|
|PKS502||MAPS™ 5G N20 Interface Emulator (Requires PKS502)|
|PKS502||MAPS™ 5G N21 Interface Emulator (Requires PKS502)|
|PKS502||MAPS™ 5G N22 Interface Emulator (Requires PKS502)|
|PKS511||MAPS™ 5G N51 Interface Emulator (Requires PKS502)|