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Mission critical voice, video and data tests

July 5, 2018

ETSI has announced the successful testing of Mission Critical Push to Talk (MCPTT), Mission Critical Data (MCDATA) and Mission Critical Video (MCVIDEO) products built on 3GPP Release 14 specifications.

31 vendors attended the second MCPTT Plugtests, with 120 participants on site. 2000 tests were completed, based on a plan with more than 100 test cases, with a 92 per cent success rate.

disaster citySaurav Arora, the ETSI Plugtests project manager, said “The observations from the testing have been collected and 3GPP related observations will be fed back to the appropriate 3GPP working groups for correction or clarification of the 3GPP specifications.”

The 2018 MCPTT Plugtests were hosted by the Texas A&M Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center (ITEC) at the Disaster City in College Station, Texas.

The event was organized by ETSI, and supported by 3GPP Partner TCCA, by the National Institute for Standards and Testing (NIST), Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR), the Public Safety Technology Alliance (PSTA) and the European Commission.

Further reading

See the ETSI press release here (including participating companies): http://www.criticalcomms.com/news/etsi-mcptt-plugtests-texas-1

See more details about the event here: https://www.etsi.org/news-events/past-events/1268-2nd-mcptt-plugtests.

A report on the event is being written up and the test specification will be made publicly available on the ETSI website in due course. Contact Saurav Arora for more on that.

The newly added MCPTT Plugtests test scenarios will go through ETSI Technical Committee TCCE for approval and will become part of ETSI TS 103 564.

 event photo MCPTT

Contact for this article: Kevin FLYNN, Marketing and Communications Officer, 3GPP
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