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EANTC Chooses Developing Solutions’ dsTest for Comverse PCRF Performance Testing

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To properly test the Policy Manager we needed the ability to coordinate the actions of multiple interface applications such as Gx, Rx, and Sy. dsTest® was instrumental in enabling the team to implement the complex call flows

McKinney, TX (PRWEB) January 11, 2013

Developing Solutions®, Inc was invited by the European Advanced Networking Test Center AG (EANTC) to participate in the testing of Comverse’s Data Management and Monetization Policy Manager (PCRF) in multiple configurations, including an LTE scenario. Developing Solutions’ dsTest supported EANTC’s testing with flexible configurations based on the solution’s capabilities and EANTC’s test plan.

“To properly test the Policy Manager we needed the ability to coordinate the actions of multiple interface applications such as Gx, Rx, and Sy. dsTest was instrumental in enabling the team to implement the complex call flows, feature requirements, as well as easily scale to meet the performance requirement of more than 200,000 transactions per second”, said Carsten Rossenhoevel, Managing Director of EANTC.

Developing Solutions provided dsTest hosted on a single server with 16 cores, and dsClient™ GUI, which allowed EANTC to quickly construct complicated test configurations including call flow state machines using Developing Solutions’ SmartEvents™ and SmartAVP™ features.

Four separate scenarios were tested: Gx, Gx/Rx, Gx/Sy, and Gx/Rx/Sy. These scenarios called for subscribers being active for 30 minutes performing coordinated updates with customized AVPs on the interfaces under test. dsTest simulated 36 Million active subscribers and maintained the more than 200,000 TPS requirement.

Using dsClient GUI, the dsTest server was configured with PCEF and CSCF simulators running the Gx and Rx interfaces and an OCS emulator running the Sy interface to support the performance evaluation of Comverse’s PCRF. The dsClient GUI also allowed EANTC to monitor the tests in real-time using transaction and message measurement graphing.

About dsTest

dsTest generates signaling traffic into the core network based on simulating UE activity from an emulated node. Multiple emulated nodes can be coordinated to simulate the UE traffic for complex interactions such as VoLTE. Unlike some test tools, dsTest provides stateful, standards-based applications that react appropriately to both expected and unexpected events without the need for scripting. Developing Solutions has simplified the process of performance testing the signaling core. Where dsTest surpasses all other tools is with its capacity, performance, and the ease with which scenarios and message content can be customized to achieve testing goals. dsTest provides unmatched capacity and performance with more than 300,000 stateful protocol transactions per second, scaling to more than 100 million subscribers on a single server.

About Developing Solutions

Developing Solutions focuses on providing test solutions for core network interfaces in Policy & Charging Control (PCC), Subscriber Management, Authentication Accounting & Authorization (AAA), and Diameter Routing Agents (DRA). Developing Solutions was founded in 2002, and has extensive experience in the Telecom and Datacom industries, including both NEM and test equipment manufacturers. The company is located in the DFW Metroplex.


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