Overview

The race to deploy 5G standalone networks is on for Carriers and their eco-system providers. A critical piece of the 5G puzzle isn’t 5G at all, it’s what happens when customers move out of 5G coverage. Ensuring seamless mobility both 5G to 5G and 5G to 4G and back to 5G is critical for service continuity and customer perception.

Landslide release 18.2 completes the 5G to 4G and back to 5G cycle after an EPS Fallback with support of the N26 interface. Key emergency services functions are also added. The platform team has also been hard at work adding support for another Landslide first - 100GbE with an all-new 2-port module for the C100-M4.

Finally, Landslide 18.2 continues to expand its feature set in other key areas of mobile network testing. These enhancements include: MCPTT enhancements, TUAK Authentication algorithm and persistent connections for Fireball TCP & HTTP data

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New Features in 18.2

  • 5G Core Testing
    • IPSec data support
    • 4G to 5G Handover (with N26 support) after EPS Fallback
    • Mobility Registration Updates
    • UE Registration to receive Emergency Services
    • VoNR 911 calls with LPP (LTE Positioning Protocol)
    • UE Capability Match procedure
    • 5G SBI Message editor support for the NRF interface
    • CHF Node testing and emulation
    • N8 (UDM) interface support on emulated AMF Node in SMF Nodal
    • Support for Nnrf interface in SMF Nodal and SMF Node
    • Additional N2 procedures for untrusted non-3GPP Access
  • VoLTE/IMS
    • MB2-U and MB2-C interfaces for MCPTT
    • XML Message Body Editor in the SIP Message Editor
    • TUAK authentication algorithm for SIP Authentication
  • Other highlights
    • MME Pooling for intra-MME mobility test scenarios
    • Fireball HTTP & TCP - persistent connection support
    • HTTP External App now captures images of fully loaded websites to the results

18.2 Enhancements

Feature Enhancements

5G Evolution

At Spirent, we know delivering first to market technologies for 5G requires test tools that align with and even anticipate the release of new specifications. We are the partner of choice for Vendors and Carriers developing and testing the next generation of wireless technologies.

R18.2 is the eighth Landslide release with True 5G (5G SA) Core test cases. New use cases include:

  • Support for IPSec data gives the user the option to encrypt the bearer plane traffic
  • 4G to 5G Handover after EPS Fallback which completes the 5G to 4G and back to 5G path for testing the readiness of both 4G and 5G networks when VoNR is not available.
  • Mobility Registration Update performed when the UE leaves its Registration Area
  • Emergency Registration, when UEs in limited service state register for emergency services only
  • Voice over New Radio (VoNR) 911 calls with LPP (LTE Positioning Protocol)
  • UE Capability Match procedure used by the AMF to check the compatibility of the UE and NG-RAN radio capabilities related to IMS Voice over PS
  • 5G SBI Message editor support for the NRF interface
  • SBA CHF Node testing and emulation
  • N8 (UDM) interface support on emulated AMF Node in SMF Nodal
  • Support for Nnrf interface in SMF Nodal and SMF Node
  • Additional N2 procedures for untrusted non-3GPP Access including UE context release, CN-initiated selective deactivation, and UE/Network requested PDU session modification

Additional functionality will be added continuously over the next few releases including N2 Mobility over N14, 5G VoNR to VoWiFi (ePDG) handover and new SBA nodes e.g. LMF.



VoLTE/IMS

Landslide continues its expansion in IMS/Voice over New Radio testing, while maintaining the unparalleled voice and video over LTE testing capabilities. Landslide 18.2 introduces:

  • MB2-U and MB2-C interfaces for MCPTT
  • XML Message Body Editor in the SIP Message Editor
  • TUAK authentication algorithm for SIP Authentication


4G/4.5G Core Enhancements

Landslide 18.2 upgrades its 4G Core testing capabilities with these new use cases:

  • MME Pooling for intra-MME mobility test scenarios
  • Fireball HTTP & TCP - persistent connection support
  • HTTP External App now captures images of fully loaded websites to the results

Supported Platforms & Hardware

  • Landslide C100-M4
  • Landslide C100-M2
  • Landslide C100-S2
  • Landslide C50
  • Landslide E10
  • Landslide Virtual

See the release notes for further details

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