SIGTRAN PLUGTESTS

Event Description

Perform interoperability tests on  IUA, DUA, V5UA, M2PA, M2UA,  M3UA, SUA (protocols being standardized by the "sigtran-working group" of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)).

All SIGTRAN nodes are connected by an IPv4 network via Ethernet. In addition they can also be connected to an emulated SS7 network via E1 interfaces.

Date and Location

From the 16th to the 20th April 2007

After many years of organisation of SIGTRAN event hosted in Sophia Antipolis, the event went to Russia at ZNIIS (Russian Central Science Research Institute).

Russian Central Science Research Institute (ZNIIS)

ZNIIS has developed a Technopark which in many ways is unique world wide, and is targeting the testing of the newest NGN equipment. The Technopark's facilities, organized in ZNIIS, supports the testing and experiments concerning problems of adaptation, introduction and operation of NGN equipment, software modules and services etc. They have a constantly functioning testing environment with a flexible structure in the Technopark that will support performance testing of the most recent standards and specifications. ZNIIS was the leader of a two year Russian research project initiated by the Russian operator Svyazinvest for interworking tests of the most developed NGN solutions. Project participants included 14 companies from Europe, North America, Asia, among them Alcatel, Ericsson, Siemens, Italtel, Iskratel, Cisco, Nortel, ECI, Huawei, ZTE, and others.

Report

10 companies and 16 participants attended the fourth Plugtests for all SIGTRAN protocols. Implementations for IUA, DUA, V5UA, M2PA, M2UA, M3UA, and SUA were tested. In addition to the peer to peer testing done at the earlier plugtests, an emulated SS7 network was used during the testing.

A number of issues specific to M2PA, M3UA and SUA were found and brought up to the  sigtran@ietf.org mailing list. The outcome will be incorporated in implementor guides for the RFCs.'

Please find the pdfSIGTRAN_2007_REPORT.pdf.