Test your way to NB-IoT success

Presented by

Nisar Sanadi, Product Line Manager, EXFO Wireless Core and Uday Parida, Product Manager, EXFO Wireless division

About this talk

The ratification of the 3GPP R13 specifications last year was like the firing of a starting pistol, kicking off the race to deploy NB-IoT networks. NEMs are racing against the clock to support the many changes mandated by these specifications. For their part, MNOs are announcing aggressive schedules to launch their NB-IoT networks and time to market pressures are intense. However, quality and reliability cannot be compromised. Ensuring a successful launch under these conditions requires rigorous and comprehensive testing in a time & cost-effective manner. Not only do compliance, functionality and inter-working need to be verified, but also the ability to handle the load and traffic patterns that can be expected in a live network with several million IoT devices. This webinar will delve deeply into what it takes to test IoT network elements and networks in order to get them ready for launch. Whether you are interested in conducting end-to-end testing of the network or isolating certain specific elements for testing, such as the eNodeB, MME, SGW or SCEF, for example, you will gain new insights based on our extensive 3GPP technology testing experience. Topics that will be covered: -Evolution of 3GPP architecture due to IoT -Implication of IoT on functionality, performance, capacity aspects of network elements -Potential challenges and pitfalls with IoT deployments 3 main benefits they will get from attending the webinar: -A thorough understanding of the impact of IoT on 3GPP networks -A deep dive into key testing use cases and KPIs to ensure quality & reliability -A proven methodology for successful deployment Who should attend: -Test Managers -Test Engineers -Service Deployment Managers -Quality Assurance Personnel -Network Planners -Anyone responsible for the quality and reliability of the network and services deployed

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