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Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC Extension for 5G NR USIM/USAT Conformance Testing now Listed at Global Certification Forum
7layers announces extension of Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC covering 5G NR network test requirements of the cellular device SIM card interface
Today the Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC for 5G NR USIM/USAT got listed as TP 302 at Global Certification Forum (GCF). The 5G NR USIM protocol conformance testing extension of the Test Solution, defined in 3GPP specification TS 31.121 USIM Rel-15, is based on the new 5G NR radio communication tester R&S©CMX500. The Test Solution is developed in close cooperation with the global communications test and measurement solution provider Rohde & Schwarz.
“The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) already plays a central role for authentication and secured access requirements to 3G and 4G mobile networks and will keep its core functionality for 5G”, says Magdy Ahmed, Product Manager at Interlab Test Products. “To cover the new requirements for 5G, GCF has introduced two new work items (WI#508-NR / WI#509-NR).” It is expected that the corresponding GCF USIM certification will become mandatory in 2020. The Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC for 5G NR USIM/USAT will meet these GCF certification requirements.
Existing 3G and 4G customers of the Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC can upgrade their test platform to operate 5G NR USIM protocol conformance testing. The first test case package for 5G NR USIM protocol conformance testing will be available on time with the GCF certification requirements. “The Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC for 3G and 4G was already successfully developed on a Rohde & Schwarz Tester”, explains Magdy Ahmed. “And of course, we continue our partnerships with Rohde & Schwarz in creating customer values for mobile device UICC testing”, confirmed Magdy Ahmed. “Having good partners by your side is the key to success for any further developments.”
Interlab Test Solution DEVICE/UICC
The Test Solution covers all GCF and PTCRB requirements for cellular technologies such as 3G, LTE, Cat-M1 and NB-IoT in interaction with USIM and USAT at the UICC. With the 5G extension network operators, chipset and module manufacturers as well as test laboratories can also ensure 5G conformance of their devices in accordance to GCF and PTCRB requirements and will continue to benefit from highest automation and synchronization capabilities of the Test Solution.
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