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RAN5 - Mobile terminal conformance testing

RAN WG5 works on the specification of conformance testing at the Radio interface (Uu) for the User Equipment (UE). The test specifications are based on the requirements defined by other groups such as RAN WG4 for the radio test cases, and RAN WG2 and CT WG1 for the signalling and protocols test cases. RAN WG5 is organised in two subgroups, RF subgroup and signalling subgroup. 

Terms of Reference

The latest terms of reference were approved at RAN#71
in document RP-160056.

Within the scope of TSG-RAN, RAN WG5 is responsible for the development of UE conformance test specifications dealing with GERAN, UTRA, Evolved UTRA, and beyond. Specifically RAN WG5 is responsible for:

  • RF conformance tests in coordination with the other relevant RAN working groups.
  • RRM conformance tests in coordination with the other relevant RAN working groups.
  • GERAN, UTRA, evolved UTRA and beyond, IMS and NAS Protocol tests in coordination with the other relevant RAN and CT working groups respectively
  • Tests to cover Inter RAT procedures (GERAN, UTRA, and evolved UTRA)
  • The formal description (prose) of protocol test cases for UTRA, evolved UTRA and beyond, Inter RAT, IMS and NAS using TTCN in coordination with MCC TF 160

RAN5 is also responsible for:

  • Providing guidance to MCC TF 160 on its work priorities based on the anticipated needs of the wider test industry
  • For the delivery of UE conformance test specifications to meet the needs of the GERAN, UTRA, evolved UTRA and beyond related test industry in so far as resources allow. Therefore RAN5 will need to liaise directly with the relevant industry fora in order to determine its priorities and overall work plan.

Notwithstanding the ToR of the other RAN working groups, RAN5 may propose UE conformance tests to reflect emerging requirements within the test industry. Any such proposal shall be processed through the relevant RAN working group(s).

In addition, RAN5 may be requested to prepare a set of test procedures for which there may not be associated defined requirements in core specifications. Any such proposal would need to be approved at the RAN Plenary. 

Useful links and information

About RAN WG5 List of elected officials
Documents Meeting documents
  Work items
Meetings Next meeting information & previous meeting reports and documents
  Liaisons Statements
  Full RAN WG5 meeting calendar
General info Email exploder lists


RAN Working groups and Ad Hoc groups 
TSG RAN Plenary  
TSG RAN WG1 Radio Layer 1 specification
TSG RAN WG2 Radio Layer 2 and Radio Layer 3 RR specification
TSG RAN WG3 Iub Iur and Iu specification - UTRAN O&M requirements
TSG RAN WG4 Radio performance and protocol aspects (system) - RF parameters and BS conformance
TSG RAN WG5 Mobile terminal conformance testing
TSG RAN WG6 Legacy RAN radio and protocol
TSG RAN AHG1 Ad-hoc group on ITU (internal) co-ordination
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