Anritsu Co. introduces a Log Import option to strengthen the IMS evaluation functions of its Signalling Tester MD8475B base station simulator. Using the solution, live-network Wireshark logs are converted automatically to IMS scripts for easy configuration of an automated test environment to replay VoLTE/IMS faults when used with the IMS Basic Script option.

Mobile terminal vendors and carriers are experiencing increased workloads, evaluating IMS functions to ensure stable mobile network services. IMS function evaluations are increasing as mobile devices become more advanced and call destinations expand. Future 5G deployments will make evaluation of terminal IMS functions even more complex. The new Anritsu option helps efficient development of terminals and network services by supporting low-cost configuration of an environment for testing and evaluating IMS functions.

The new software runs in the Script Mode of the SmartStudio, which is a GUI for controlling the Signalling Tester MD8475B. Script Mode is a function offered by the IMS Basic Script option and enables users to create ladder sequence test cases, as well as execute tests with flexibility and expandability. When used with the IMS Log Import option, live-network Wireshark logs are converted automatically to IMS scripts for running test procedures. Control of the SmartStudio side is automated during the log conversion process and the generated script can be edited at the message level in the Add-in Server window. The result is efficient testing based on each user’s unique issues and protocol checking for any message.

About Signalling Test MD8475B

The Signalling Tester MD8475B is an all-in-one base station simulator supporting LTE, LTE-Advanced, W-CDMA/HSPA/HSPA Evolution/DC-HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EGPRS, CDMA2000 1X/1xEV-DO Rev. A and TD-SCDMA/TD-HSPA. It supports service, VoLTE and call-processing tests for multimode LTE smartphones and mobiles with excellent cost-performance. In addition, 1-Gbps IP performance evaluation tests are made easy by the built-in traffic generator with all-in-one support for LTE-Advanced 3CA/4CA technologies.