ETSI is pleased to invite you for the fourth ETSI mWT (millimetre Wave Transmission) SDN (Software Defined Network) Plugtests™ event which will take place from the 20th to the 24th February 2023. This event will be hosted by ETSI at Sophia Antipolis, France. 

This edition of the Plugtests event will focus on proving the ability of Software Defined Network (SDN) to operate from an end to end service point of view.

Building upon the previous three editions which focused on a standard Northbound Interface (NBI), this fourth event will now look at the Southbound Interface (SBI).

The format of the event will be lab tests conducted in ETSI premises.

Any microwave (MW) and millimetre wave (mmW) equipment vendor is welcome to participate and shall provide a full domain, including the domain controller and the related MW/mmW equipment (as a single company or in partnership with other companies).

The event also is open to telecom operators wishing to understand the benefits of the SDN technology.

ETSI Headquarters

650 Route des Lucioles
06921 Sophia Antipolis

Tel: +33 4 92 94 42 00

 Details of how to get to ETSI, local transport and hotels

The event is focused on the interoperability of the NETCONF south-bound interface (SBI) based on the YANG data models described in ETSI GR mWT 025, Wireless Backhaul Network and Services Automation: SDN SBI YANG models.

The scope of the event covers two use-cases described in ETSI GR mWT 025:  

  • Use Case 1: Network and services auto-discovery: The application detects the network elements, their topology and interconnection, and the services already provisioned
  • Use Case 2: End-to-End Layer 2 Service Provisioning: An E-LINE service is configured end-to-end, traversing a chain of different Vendors’ equipment.

This activity is supported by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).


Registration is free and open to all.

Preparatory work is currently ongoing and organizations who wish to participate in the event are requested to also participate in the event preparation.

Participants who joined the mWT Plugtests Programme during the last mWT Plugtests events remain on the dedicated mailing list and will receive invitations to the conference calls on this mailing list. 

Those who have not participated in the last mWT Plugtests event are invited to register and to contact the ETSI Plugtests service at in order to get access to the preparatory work.

This activity is supported by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).

RoE and NDA

By registering or participating in the preparation for the 4th mWT Plugtests event, new participating organisations will join the mWT Plugtests Programme and will be asked to sign the Rules of Engagement (RoE) and Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).

These RoE and NDA cover the series of remote and face-to-face Plugtests events which are held as part of the mWT Plugtests Programme.

Companies which previously signed the RoE and NDA of the mWT Plugtests Programme when registering to the previous mWT Plugtests event will not need to sign the RoE and NDA again. Only new organisations joining the Programme will receive the RoE and NDA for signature.

Upon signature of the RoE and NDA sent to the official contact, the new participants will receive their credentials for the mWT Plugtests Programme WIKI. Participants who joined the mWT Plugtests Programme at an earlier stage and have already signed the RoE and NDA will keep their credentials which they can reuse for the 4th mWT Plugtests WIKI.

Participants are not allowed to participate to the event if the RoE and NDA of the Programme have not been signed by a representative of their organization.

This activity is supported by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).


Other ETSI information

Links to external websites

mWT White Paper

pdfETSI ISG mWT SDN Whitepaper

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