4th IMS Plugtests


Who can participate in this IMS Plugtests?

This IMS Plugtests is open to participation by vendors of:

  • Complete IMS core networks
  • One or more of its components
  • IMS user equipment
  • IMs Test tool vendors
  • IMS MMTel/Presence/RCS application servers

IMS terminals should support at least one of the application services.
IMS core networks should include a DNS server which should be configured prior to the event. A local ENUM client is highly recommended.
Operators are invited as observers to the event.

Technical Focus

The 4th IMS Plugtests event will evaluate IMS network interoperability at the network-to-network interface (NNI) focusing on all aspects of core 3GPP IMS standard TS 24.229, GSMA IR.92 and GSMA IR.67 including interworking, ENUM lookup, border control, and support of application servers for RCS, presence and/or MMTel services, i.e., OIP/OIR, HOLD, ACR-CB, CDIV, and/or CONF. Using IMS/RCS clients or H.248/H.323 phones through AGCF in different IMS networks and IP (v4/v6) network configurations, participants will be able to evaluate interoperability on standardized interfaces used to connect IMS networks together or with 3rd party application servers.

The test descriptions which will be the basis of the event are:

ETSI TS 186 011-2 v4.1.1
ETSI TS 102 901 v2.0.2

For questions or involvement in regular conference call on the technical details of the event please join the IMS Plugtests mailing list.

TC INT requests your feedback:
Which tests would you like to prioritize for execution at the IMS Plugtests 4? State your preferences here!

NOTE: Deadline for submission of preferences is September 12th!

What is the format of this Plugtests?
All testing activities at this event are covered by a Plugtests NDA that every participating company has to sign.
Each recorded test session requires two core network implementations (or components thereof). Each test execution (on the basis of the above test specification) will be driven by commercial IMS terminals and application servers in different test configurations (interworking, roaming, with/without application server). Both IMS terminals in a test session will be from the same vendor. Terminals used at the event will be announced and available to IMS core network vendors prior to the event.
In each test execution, interoperability as well as conformance at Gm, Mw, IC and ISC interfaces will be assessed separately. The target of each test session will be to execute as many tests as possible. Overall results of recorded test sessions will be published in a final report.
There will be a separate area for ad-hoc testing between IMS terminals, core networks, and testing tools. The format of these sessions is free. It will not be recorded nor included in the report.
All IMS terminals must be brought to and operated from the event location. IMS core networks as well as application servers may be either be connected remotely via VPN, via restricted IPv6 or shipped to the event location. However, all remotely connected equipment must have technical staff present at the event location.
All traffic between IMS core networks will be routed via the event location, i.e., also remote to remote. Each vendor will be given their own IP address space, i.e., a set of static IP addresses. Network topology information for the event test network will be provided in due time to participating vendors.

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