Performance and Protocol Testing of User Equipment in 3G Networks

Teemu Kanstren, Esa Tikkala, Mikko Rapeli

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Abstract

As mobile services and applications are becoming more pervasive with the increasing adoption of 3G networks and devices, verifying the different quality attributes in all parts of the system is important. The 3G network specifications already address many properties such as security in network communication. However, focusing on the network alone is not enough. This paper describes a testing platform for 3G User Equipment (UE) that allows effective testing of 3G UE devices and applications in a laboratory environment. By simulating parts of the network, the platform provides a realistic yet controlled environment for testing UE devices and applications. Using this platform we have executed a number of tests on 3G UE's and applications. Based on our experiences we describe the specific challenges encountered in testing in a 3G network as opposed to testing in a more traditional environment such as a wired LAN.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, AsiaCSN 2007
Pages254-259
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event4th IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, AsiaCSN 2007 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 2 Apr 20074 Apr 2007

Conference

Conference4th IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, AsiaCSN 2007
Abbreviated titleAsiaCSN 2007
CountryThailand
CityPhuket
Period2/04/074/04/07

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Network protocols
Testing
Local area networks
Telecommunication networks
Specifications

Keywords

  • 3G
  • simulation
  • performance testing
  • protocol testing
  • user equipment

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Kanstren, T., Tikkala, E., & Rapeli, M. (2007). Performance and Protocol Testing of User Equipment in 3G Networks. In Proceedings of the 4th IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, AsiaCSN 2007 (pp. 254-259)
Kanstren, Teemu ; Tikkala, Esa ; Rapeli, Mikko. / Performance and Protocol Testing of User Equipment in 3G Networks. Proceedings of the 4th IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, AsiaCSN 2007. 2007. pp. 254-259
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Performance and Protocol Testing of User Equipment in 3G Networks. / Kanstren, Teemu; Tikkala, Esa; Rapeli, Mikko.

Proceedings of the 4th IASTED Asian Conference on Communication Systems and Networks, AsiaCSN 2007. 2007. p. 254-259.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

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