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Serving up interoperability for railway communications

Apr 15,2021

April 15, 2021

ETSI have announced that its Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) Plugtests will soon be arriving on their platform.

The remote event, 14 -18 June 2021, will validate equipment interoperability using test scenarios based on the 3GPP Mission Critical work - with its focus on the rail specific features, testing for railways-oriented capabilities like Functional Aliases, Multi-talker and MCData IP Connectivity.

The event will use Over-The-Top (OTT) tests via VPN connections from the vendor labs. The tests will be based on 3GPP, ETSI and IETF standards, and are designed for the following equipment:

  • FRMCS plugtestsMCX Application Servers (MCPTT, MCDATA, MCVIDEO)
  • UEs and Cab Radios
  • eMBMS Components
  • IMS / SIP Cores
  • Consoles and Control Rooms
  • Railways Test Equipment

The purpose and scope of the FRMCS Plugtests event are to test independently and jointly all components of the Mobile communication System for Railways. Railway related test cases are available in ETSI TS 103 564. Additional railway-oriented test cases will also be developed specifically for this event.

Visit the ETSI website for more about the

See Also:

Details and results of the 2nd FRMCS Plugtests, held in May 2022 (click on the Report tab)