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Specialist Task Force 490: 
Conformance Test Specifications for the Diameter Protocol over the Rf and the Ro reference points

Who we are:

 

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What we do

STF 490 is developing the whole set of Conformance Test Specifications for Diameter Rf and Ro interfaces

For more details, see our Terms of Reference

Why we do it

The availability of reliable and validated test specifications will allow implementers of LTE components and protocol stacks (for AS, CSCFs, CDF, OCS) to test the conformance of their products against the protocol specifications.
The tests for the Rf and Ro interface will consequently allow a faster rollout of the LTE networks due to well tested and interoperable LTE entities that are responsible for the key charging functionalities.

    How we do it

    STF490 will achieve its goal by following ETSI testing methodologies. As part of this, the production of a multi-part document covering both the static conformance review (PICS proforma) and the dynamic conformance review (Test Purposes, Abstract Test Suite) will be produced. The result will extend and complete the Diameter conformance test specifications which includes a complete set of Diameter test suites for internal and external Diameter message exchanges.

    Deliverables

    The STF490 is foreseen to produce a Conformance Test Specifications set for Diameter Rf and Ro reference points :

     DTS/INT-00122-1 Core Network and Interoperability Testing (INT);  Diameter Conformance testing for Rf/Ro interface; Part 1: PICS 
     DTS/INT-00122-2 Core Network and Interoperability Testing (INT);  Diameter Conformance testing for Rf/Ro interface; Part 2: TSS&TP
     DTS/INT-00122-3 Core Network and Interoperability Testing (INT);  Diameter Conformance testing for Rf/Ro interface; Part 3: ATS&PIXIT 

    The corresponding TTCN-3 Test Suites can also be found in the ETSI Forge.

    Time plan

    The STF time plan includes the following milestones:

    Milestone 1 –  Stable draft PICS, Early draft TSS&TP
    Approval of Progress Report by INT#29 (Jun 2015) plenary
    Milestone 2 –  Stable draft TSS&TP, Early draft ATS&PIXIT
    Approval of Progress Report by INT#30 (Sep 2015) plenary
    Milestone 3 – Stable draft ATS&PIXIT, Approval of all documents, STF Final Report
    Approval of final drafts of PICS, TSS&TP and ATS&PIXIT documents by INT#31 (Dec 2015) plenary

    How to contact us

    If you would like to know further details, or would like to provide equipment for the validation sessions, please contact the STF leader by email.

    This information is based upon STF working assumptions.

    The views expressed do not necessarily represent the position of ETSI in this context.