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Newsletter #19

Newsletter #19 – March 2019


Here we are nearing the end of the 1st quarter of 2019 already! We’ve had a great start to 2019 and hope that your plans and goals are coming to fruition too.

 

Our 19th newsletter is really just an update on some services we’ve recently rolled out and an opportunity for us to remind you that we are here to help with all of your Cellular and Narrow-band testing (LTE Cat NB1 and LTE Cat M1), Approvals Management and much more…


Spotlight: Dual-SIM Device Testing

 

Over the past few years we have witnessed an increase in the number of Dual-SIM terminals being manufactured. This is the result of an evolving market where geographic constraints may mean operators are unable to provide nationwide coverage. Using our wealth of knowledge and experience testing Dual-SIM Standby (DSDS) terminals on live networks we have now developed our own IoTAS test plans.

Test scenarios range from functionality; alternating MO and MT CS calls between each SIM to Performance; relative FTP throughput in static and dynamic conditions.

To learn more about IoTAS Dual-SIM Device Testing please follow this link.

 


Spotlight: IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Testing – specifically for VoLTE & VoWifi Certification

IoTAS have developed a VoWiFi test plan (in addition to our VoLTE test plan) which goes beyond the scope of the GCF F5.2, expanding upon the GSM Association’s TS.11 guidelines for field testing.

IoTAS test plans ensure that devices are tested thoroughly, which in turn provides you with the confidence that your customers will receive quality assured products.

As part of the testing schedule IoTAS capture, analyse and report on both the protocol and IMS logs required for test case validation, defect investigation and performance analysis. Examples of the areas we cover within our test plan are:
• Registration
• Bearer Activation
• VoWiFi to VoLTE Reselections
• Emergency call over VoWiFi
• SMS over IMS

For more information on our standard GCF solutions for VoLTE and VoWiFi testing please follow this link. Bespoke test plans are also available.


IoTAS SIM Solutions – Answering the Perennial Problem

You need to test in a specific location, in a specific country but you have a problem. You need national Operator SIMs which have very specific services on offer (such as VoLTE and VoWifi) but you can only buy pre-paid SIMs and these are limited to basic services.

You know that the ‘contract’ SIMs have full provision but you can’t buy them because you would need to be a national of the country (with a fixed address and bank account of course!).

Perhaps we can help…

As part of our global coverage we have developed relationships with local suppliers who are able to source and provide the SIMs you may require, as demonstrated recently during testing in:

 

· Austria · Netherlands
· Bulgaria · Malaysia
· Croatia · Singapore
· The Czech Republic · Slovakia
· Greece · Slovenia
· Hungary

 

If you have an international requirement for testing then please get in touch so that we can discuss solutions and SIM provision.

For more information on the regions listed please follow this link.

 


Upcoming Events…

 

Chris Cockings, Technical Sales Manager APAC, shall be attending the Global Certification Forum (GCF) Conformance and Field Trial agreement group meetings which will be hosted by TA Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

Date: 9-11 April 2019

For further information: Global Certification Forum

And remember to check the IoTAS News page for details on other events we will be attending throughout 2019


Research & Development for 2019

IoTAS are constantly looking to enhance and develop our business solutions to reflect the evolving market place.

We are currently planning for:

  • 5G Mobile Cellular communications (network and devices)
  • ‘Smart’ Wearables, from wristbands to healthcare aids and beyond
  • Cellular Vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) communications testing
  • Subscription based service solutions
For more information about IoTAS please get in touch.