Spirent Landslide used to validate conformance and performance of ASTRI 5G standalone core network
Barcelona, Feb 25, 2019--- Hong Kong Applied Science and Research Institute Limited (ASTRI) and Spirent Communications plc(LSE:SPT), the world leaderin test, measurement, assurance solutions for 5G devices and networks, announced today they will be participating in a joint 5G demonstration at Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. In this live demonstration, Spirent Landslide will be used to validate the conformance and performance of the 5G standalone core network provided by ASTRI based on 3GPP Release 15.
5G supports massive density of devices of any kind, operating at very high data rates with minimum latency, while making an efficient use of the network’s resources. The 5G standalone (SA) mode core network is a new architecture design that supports completely new radio access, network slicing, control and user plane separation, and distributed network functions.
Spirent Landslide emulates 5G devices, user traffic and network functions to test 5G mobile and core infrastructure, ensuring its readiness for successful 5G rollouts. Landslide’s emulation and testing capabilities support 3GPP release 13 and onwards, making Landslide ideal for validating the entire evolution path towards 5G. In addition to the extensive 5G testing capabilities, Spirent Landslide also offers individual 5G-related node emulators (e.g., gNB, AMF, UPF, PCF, AUSF, SGW-C, SGW-U, PGW-C, PGW-U, etc.). This emulation option is ideal for lab setups where a 3GPP compliant node is required to complete a test objective.
ASTRI’s 5G SA core network consists of a collection of control plane network functions (including AMF, SMF, PCF, AUSF, UDM and more) and user plane function (UPF) with the following key capabilities:
Dr Justin Chuang, ASTRI’s Vice President for Next Generation Network, said: “We are excited to collaborate with Spirent to demonstrate the performance and conformance of our 5G network functions based on the latest 3GPP release 15 standards for 5G standalone mode issued in September 2018. Our demonstration is an important step forward in realizing true, standards-compliant end-to-end 5G.”
“Our service provider and network infrastructure customers have promised their customers that 5G will bring revolutionary new capabilities such as ultra-low latency and blazing fast data speeds,” said Ross Cassan, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Spirent. “Our joint demonstration with ASTRI shows how we are assuring our customers will be able to keep those promises by leveraging the latest 5G standards.”
The demonstration takes place at the booth of Anktion Technology Co. Ltd. (formerly Fujian Sunnada Network Technology Co. Ltd.) (Hall 5 Stand 5G70) at MWC19, being held at Fira Gran Via, Barcelona, Spain from 25 to 28 February 2019.