MCC Task Forces
MCC Task Forces (TFs) are teams of highly skilled experts, brought together to perform specific technical work under the direction of the Partnership.
Similar to STFs, ETSI hosts TFs on behalf of the Partners. At present there is one active 3GPP MCC Task Force - MCC TF160.
MCC TF160 - 3GPP TTCN Test Suites for UE conformance testing
Terms of Reference
The MCC TF160 was setup in June 2000 and is under the responsibility of 3GPP TSG RAN WG 5 (RAN5) for the development, maintenance and deliveries of TTCN Test Suites. MCC TF160 is the 3GPP TTCN expertise pool for TSG RAN, as well as for TSG CT and TSG SA for some features (e.g. NAS, IMS, MCX). The task force (TF) consists of skilled protocol / TTCN experts coming from various companies of the 3GPP partners.
To date, the following conformance test cases have been developed in TTCN and are being maintained:
- 5G: 1200 FR1 & FR2 tests (EN-DC & NR/5GC).
- LTE: 2210 FDD & TDD tests (E-UTRA & EPC),
- UTRA: 1700 FDD & LCR TDD tests (Radio Access & NAS),
- Positioning: 220 tests,
- IMS: 320 tests,
- Mission Critical (MCX): 120 tests.
The majority of those tests have been verified/approved and made available to the industry for User Equipment (UE) conformance testing and certification purposes.
Newsletter article: Ensuring device compliance to standards, By Olivier Genoud, Task Force 160 (TF160) Leader (March 2021).