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3GPP Testing

User Equipment Conformance

Mobile terminal conformance is one of the key issues impacting interoperability of the mobile industry. 3GPP TSG RAN working group 5 (RAN5) is responsible for UE Conformance Test Specifications. A dedicated Specialist Task Force, STF160 under TSG RAN/RAN5 develops, maintains and delivers the 3GPP UE Conformance Test Suites in TTCN. ETSI CTI provides to 3GPP the STF leadership and management of all 3GPP TTCN-related matters.

STF160 has 20 experts from ETSI, CCSA and ATIS. The task force is mainly funded by 3GPP, but 3GPP MRPs and the 3GPP members also provide a large number of voluntary contributions.

Only those TTCN Test Cases produced by ETSI STF160 are valid for UE certification programs run by certification bodies like GCF or PTCRB.

These Test Suites contain 2500 Test Cases for different Releases and cover different technologies: LTE/LTE-A, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM/GPRS, IMS, CDMA2000 and inter-technology mobility and roaming. The Test Suites are updated after every 3GPP RAN5 meeting and the deliveries can be found here