Plugtests events

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The first ETSI PlugtestsTM event took place in 1999. Since then they have proved a valuable tool in the development of global standards. Plugtests events serve two main purposes:

  • They provide essential feedback to our technical committees to help us improve our standards and to accelerate the standards-making process
  • They enable engineers to get together to test the interoperability of their implementations – which can reduce a product’s time-to-market

The benefits of such events include:

  • improving the interoperability of products and services
  • supporting the deployment of new technologies
  • enabling networking between partners, competitors and other experts
  • validating our standards

Plugtests are organized by our Centre for Testing and Interoperability (CTI). The CTI offers a wide range of services for testing and interoperability.

We organize an average of 12 Plugtests events every year, covering diverse technologies. We work closely with our members to offer a programme of events that responds to market demand.

Plugtests events – who, what, where, when?

  • Participation is open to all companies, organizations and standards groups – whether or not they are ETSI members. Most attendees tend to be vendors or equipment manufacturers.
  • We organize events all over the globe. They may be held on our own premises, or at those of one of our members or partners, or elsewhere.
  • Plugtests provide a neutral testing environment and activities are covered by a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
  • Events usually last between 3 and 5 days (although certain events may last for several weeks), more if pre-testing is required.
  • Implementations tested range from prototypes to commercial products – the only limitation is that they implement the relevant standard(s).

Organizing a Plugtests event

We have the expertise and experience to organize events across a broad spectrum of telecommunications, Internet and IT standards. This includes both technical and event management services.

For further information, please contact the Plugtests team.