The 5G Standard

Shape the first MCPTT Plugtest

Oct 06,2016

October 6, 2016

The first MCPTT interop event by ETSI is being planned, seeking to test 3GPP Release 13 Mission Critical Push To Talk features in collaboration with the TETRA & Critical Communications Association (TCCA).

The series will seek to develop an interoperability Test Specification that will allow manufacturers to validate their products against the current standard, testing alongside other implementations to conduct early bug fixing.

As the event matures, it should be expected that it will positively contribute to improvements to the existing 3GPP specifications.

MCPTT plugtestSome topics under consideration:

  • MCPTT application servers
  • MCPTT Clients running on UEs
  • LTE networks supporting mission critical QCIs
  • eMBMS support for group communication
  • Off‐network operations (D2D)
  • Interworking between TETRA and MC LTE
  • Identity and Group management servers
  • Location
  • Security

Potential Scope of the first Plugtest:

  • Connectivity (CONN): Basic connectivity between functional elements at different levels including Access Network (LTE), IP Network, SIP and Application
  • Policy (PCC): LTE bearer signaling and allocation (MC QCIs)
  • Unicast Media (UNM): MC Voice over unicast flows
  • Multicast Media (MCM): MC Voice over multicast flows

The event is scheduled to take place in June 2017 and is currently at the research stage - to define the test's scope with interested vendors, users and observers.

Expressions of interest are called for, please contact:

Saurav Arora
Plugtest Technical Support
T: +33 4 92 94 43 08
M: +33 6 80 95 22 55