Effectively, the PlugFest Project Group will quantify the readiness of TIP sponsored technologies for integration into operator networks.
- Test and evaluate multiple solutions in one common environment, representative of operator’s environment
- Bring partners and operators together to agree on common test plan and environment to later facilitate the integration of each solution into operator’s networks
- Showcase minimum set of test cases
- Develop an extensive test plan
- Agree on minimum test architecture
PlugFest in Progress for 2H2020
- Transport PlugFest: the scope of the Transport PlugFest (also called the “Continuous PlugFest” because it is cyclical) is centered around the Transport Network. The device under test or “DuT” for this PlugFest is the Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG). This PlugFest gives participants an ecosystem that is conducive for interoperability testing and ensuring the DuT meets the standards and requirements as set by TIP and the OOPT Project Group.
- Transport PlugFest has an Exaware/Delta Configuration testing cycle planned for Q3
- Followed by Altran/Edgecore and Volta/Edgecore testing cycle in Q4
- MDO PlugFest: the primary goal of the first MDO PlugFest (the 3Q20 testing cycle) was to test the interoperability of the Carrier Wi-Fi, Mobile data offload nodes (MDO) with Core elements (core), over standardized interfaces. For Mobile Data Offload, the DuTs are the Carrier Wi-Fi Access Gateway (CWAG) and the Federated Gateway (FGW) which is a part of the open source Magma project. For the core, the main nodes considered are the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF), the Home Subscriber Server (HSS) and the Online Charging System (OCS), connected respectively to Magma through the Gx, SWx, and Gy interfaces. The interoperability testing will be documented, to both the PlugFest and Wi-Fi TIP Project Group through a summary test report.
- TIP WiFi plans to hold another testing cycle in 4Q20 – the scope is expected to be announced soon.
- Rural Site Configuration PlugFest: With the objective of helping Service Providers globally accelerate cellular infrastructure deployment to rural unconnected areas, this PlugFest focuses on validating interoperability of an end-to-end active site configuration. A diverse supplier ecosystem comprised of 4 RAN, 2 VSAT, and 1 solar charge controller element will be tested during the event.
- REGISTER for the workshop HERE
- Joint European O-RAN & TIP PlugFest/PoC: If you are an O-RAN Member, you can view our progress HERE!
Stay Tuned for More in 2021!
July 16 - 19, 2019 - North America
Our first PlugFest focused on S1 interoperability between selected RAN partners and commercial EPC.
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