The Valid8 4G UE Emulator provides a cost-effective solution for generating realistic UE calls in testing scenarios. It is a scalable solution that enables the generation of up to hundreds of calls over the Uu interface. It is useful for eNodeB feature and capacity testing and any use case where real call generation is needed.
The 4G UE Emulator solution is capable of simulating and testing several devices individually or in parallel:
It provides many advantages over using real UEs or basic simulators, including:
In the scenario where the eNodeB is to be tested, it can be tested by the Valid8 4G Network Emulator emulating the core network. Additionally, load and conformance tests are available for interfaces S1-MME and S1-U. In the case where the eNodeB needs to be tested on the RF side, it can be tested by the Valid8 4G UE Emulator.
For testing the PCRF, the 4G Network Emulator can wrap around the PCRF with the core network and IMS.
For testing the PGW, the 4G Network Emulator can wrap around the node using the S5/8, S7, and SGi interfaces. Traffic can be originated from real or emulated UE and IoT devices.
For testing UE or IoT devices, the 4G Network Emulator can provide the entire 4G core network as well as an emulated or real eNodeB depending on your test needs.