New Test System Release Further Advances GGSN and 3GPP Testing

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Mobile Metrics announced the availability of Release 2.0 of its Torrent 5100 GGSN Test System (GTS). With numerous enhancements and new features, the Torrent 5100 pushes forward the state of the art in wireless traffic testing.

Mobile Metrics announced the availability of Release 2.0 of its Torrent 5100 GGSN Test System (GTS). With numerous enhancements and new features, the Torrent 5100 pushes forward the state of the art in wireless traffic testing.

The Torrent 5100 is an advanced mobile traffic simulation system capable of exercising not only GGSNs, but other parts of a wireless data network as well, such as IMS platforms and application servers. Key features in the 2.0 release include simulation of Blackberry Always-On behavior, sophisticated virus injection capabilities, built-in comprehensive traffic test cases, and the ability to turn a PC into a mobile station.

"We’ve been very pleased with the feedback we’ve gotten from our users on the 1.x releases,” said Asa Atallah, CEO of Mobile Metrics, Inc. “One thing that did surprise us, however, were some of the interesting ways in which they used the system – for example, in network security testing”.

The original Torrent 5100 was released in 2005 and was the first Third Generation test system of its kind in the space. Third Generation test systems can be distinguished from Second Generation systems by their precise mobile simulation, programmable flexibility, high performance, and sensible, easy-to-use control.

“The Torrent 5100 GTS 2.0 is a great example of these attributes,” said Cecil Taylor, Vice-President of Sales and Product Management. “We go beyond the specs to precisely simulate Blackberry Always-On behavior, which puts high stress on GGSNs. Our ability to inject custom virus patterns in mobile traffic shows Torrent’s programmable flexibility. The Challenge series of traffic test cases and our ability to simulate one million mobiles from a single PC are examples of the tremendous load we can put on GGSNs.”

Another unique feature is the PC-based mobile station. Users can connect a normal PC in the same subnet with the Torrent 5100 and run applications such as browsers and e-mail right through the test network. “This is a great way to quickly sanitize your network, visually examine network performance, and reproduce user actions in field issues,” said Taylor.

The Torrent 5100 realistically simulates a wide variety of protocols such as HTTP, WAP, MMS, PTT, SIP, RTCP, RTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, TCP, UDP, ICMP, and DNS. The Challenge series of traffic test cases combines these applications with mobility aspects to perform subscriber capacity, bandwidth limit, soak, rate-based and parallel activity traffic testing.

Test results are accurately characterized with high-resolution histograms and over 450 hierarchically organized statistics. The 2.0 version includes sophisticated remote debugging capability and other diagnostics to make sure Mobile Metrics’ personnel can respond quickly to any issues or questions regarding the product, the system under test, or the network environment.

Further details about the Torrent 5100 GTS are available at http://www.mobilemetrics.net.

About Mobile Metrics:

A technology leader in its field, Mobile Metrics focuses exclusively on providing test solutions for wireless data, and specifically on traffic generation systems. At CTIA 2005, it announced the Torrent 5100 GTS, the first-of-its-kind Third Generation wireless data test system for GGSNs. At CTIA 2006, Mobile Metrics announced the forthcoming availability of the Torrent 7100 WTS to perform traffic and conformance testing on WiMAX Access and Core Network gear. For more information, contact Mobile Metrics at 5050 Quorum Drive, Suite 700, Dallas, TX 75254; 214.319.2600, or visit its web site at http://www.mobilemetrics.net.

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