ETSI Plans Remote MCPTT Plugtests Event for December-January
Friday, August 31, 2018 | Comments

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) announced a third Plugtests event to test interoperability among mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) technology at the end of the year. The event — dubbed MCX Plugtests 3 to incorporate MCPTT, mission-critical (MCData) and mission-critical video (MCVideo) — will be the first remote testing session following two in-person events.

The MCX Plugtests 3 will conduct over-the-top testing. Application servers, clients, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service (eMBMS) will be tested.

Registration and signing of nondisclosure agreements (NDA) will begin in late September. Preparation will occur in October and November. Remote virtual private network (VPN) sessions will be conducted in December and January with a pause during the last week in December.

A face-to-face session, similar to the MCPTT Plugtests events in June 2017 and June 2018, is planned for June 2019 with the venue yet to be confirmed. The MCX Plugtests 4 will focus on tests that cannot be tested over the top. The tests will include Long Term Evolution (LTE) evolved packet core (EPC), eNodeBs, user equipment (UEs) and eMBMS.

Preparation for the in-person session will begin in February.

The registration page for the remote testing event will be available here in late September.

More information on the June 2018 Plugtests event held in College Station, Texas, and the upcoming Plugtests is available in the webinar here.

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