Cobham Wireless’ software-defined 5G test UE simulator enables the development of a virtualisable test solution, supporting a Lab-as-a-Service model for 5G testing towards a Virtual-Radio Access Network (V-RAN) architecture.
Cobham Wireless today announced it will demonstrate the industry’s first software-defined 5G user equipment (UE) simulator, based on Verizon’s open 5G standard, which can test downlink throughput of 10Gbps.
The expense of rolling out a new network to support the IoT would be prohibitive to wide-scale deployment, so “a software-only upgrade to an existing network is a key factor to its success,” agrees Stamatis Georgoulis,
5G is a very important area of development for Cobham Wireless. The new use cases that will be supported by 5G will depend on proving that new radio interface technologies can deliver the throughput, latency and capacity that will be required.
Ingo Flomer, a public safety product manager with Cobham Wireless, commented: “Despite setbacks, the public safety industry should continue to work towards making 4G the long-term answer for the UKs emergency services network (ESN). The technology has already revolutionised the commercial sector and can have the same impact on the UK’s outdated public safety infrastructure.
Cobham Wireless’ VP and general manager, Ian Langley, looks at LTE for public safety, and the future of testing. During 2017, the public safety industry will continue to work towards making LTE the long-term answer for emergency services communication.
Service providers need to implement “a modern security strategy which involves stress testing networks using the emulation of malware threats to identify weaknesses which would be targeted by cyber hackers”, adds Cobham Wireless’ VP and GM, Ian Langley.