GL’s MAPS™ GSM A Emulator is an advanced protocol simulator/tester for GSM simulation over A Interface that can simulate MSC and BSC network elements for exchanging BSSMAP and DTAP messages as defined by 3GPP standards. The tester supports Error tracking, regression testing, conformance testing, load testing/call generation and generation of high volumes of GSM traffic over TDM as well as IP interface. It is able to run pre-defined test scenarios against GSM A interface test objects in a controlled & deterministic manner.
With the purchase of RTP licenses (PKS102, PKS108), MAPS™ GSM A IP supports CS Domain RTP traffic such as –Tx Rx File, Tones, Digits, FAX, User-defined traffic, IVR, Loopback and VQT.
With the purchase of RTP Core license (PKS102), MAPS™ GSM A supports transmission and detection of various RTP traffic such as, digits, voice file, single tone, dual tones, IVR, FAX*, Video*, and VQT*. With regular RTP traffic, the maximum Simultaneous Calls up to 2500, and Calls per Second up to 250 is achievable. Almost all industry standard voice codec supported.
MAPS™ GSM A IP supports mobility management procedures over GSM A interface such as Location Management Procedure, Mobile Originating and Terminating Procedures, and Handover Management Procedures. It supports send/receive SMS simultaneously using signaling channel with the voice/data/fax services over a GSM network.
GSM A Interface Emulator supports powerful utilities like Message Editor, Script Editor and Profile Editor which allow custom call scenarios to be created or existing scenarios to be modified.
With the purchase of TDM traffic licenses (xx610, xx620, xxFT0) GSM traffic can be simulated over T1/E1 interfaces. Supported traffic includes transmission and detection of digits, voice files, single tone, dual tones, FAX, Dynamic VF, User defined Traffic, IVR, and VQT.
GL has enhanced the MAPS™ protocol emulation tool to simulate multi-protocol and multi-interface offering a complete range of test solutions, covering the entire 2G, 3G, and 4G network.
By mimicking real-world customer behavior in lab environments, our solutions allow mobile operators and equipment manufacturers to verify their wireless networks before deployment. In other words, one can setup a virtual real-time network simulating all the network elements using “MAPS 2G Wireless Lab Suite”. The test suite supports simulation of GSM Abis, GSM A, C/D/E, Gb, and GnGp interfaces.
MAPS™ GSM A IP is also available in High Density version (requires a special purpose network appliance and PKS109 RTP HD licenses). This is capable of high call intensity (hundreds of calls/sec) and high volume of sustained calls (tens of thousands of simultaneous calls/platform).
** Some of these traffic types requires additional licenses – contact GL for more information
Possible applications include:
- Setup a virtual real-time network simulating 2G-GSM GPRS network elements using ‘MAPS™ 2G Wireless Lab Suite’
- Multi-protocol, Multi-interface Simulation
- Provides fault insertion, and erroneous call flows testing capability.
- Performance testing, Load Testing, Function al testing, Regression testing and Conformance testing of network elements.
- Ready scripts makes testing procedure simpler, less time consuming and hence time to market products.
- Test response of network against protocol message modification, or corruption
- Inter-operability testing of networks
- Wrap-around testing (WAT)
- SMS Testing from within the Wireless Infrastructure using MAPS™