Femtocell Plugfest 2
The Femtocell Plugfest 2 had widespread vendor support with 14 companies participating, including vendors of network equipment and femtocell access points as well as component providers.
The primary objective of the plugfest was to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Broadband Forum's femtocell management standard in supporting interoperability between femtocell access points and network equipment from different vendors.
The test plan concentrated on the interoperability between HNB (Home NodeB) and HMS (Home NodeB Management System) equipment as this was the primary objective of the 2nd UMTS FemtoCell Plugfest event.
However, seven test scenarios from the 1st UMTS FemtoCell Plugfest related to the security aspects of the interworking between HNB and SeGW (Security Gateway) equipment were explicitly included into the test plan. Running those tests was seen as an essential pre-requisite to testing the HMS - HNB procedures.
The test plan was developed in collaboration with the Femto Forum. The lively discussions during the conference calls led to a robust test document that was agreed on by all plugfest participants. The final version of the HMS related test plan is comprised of 35 test cases each providing a complete description of an interoperability test scenario.