Testbed for future mobile broadband communication: OpenEPC Release 4 now available

News from Dec. 05, 2012

With its OpenEPC software, FOKUS provides a testbed toolkit that enables prototyping of seamless IP connectivity-related features like QoS (Quality of Service) and charging, mobility management, access control and security for 3GPP and non-3GPP wireless network technologies including 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE), 3G, 2G and WLAN. As main new feature the testbed can be equipped with real devices and radio networks mirroring the operator network very close to reality.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Magedanz, head of the FOKUS competence center Next Generation Network Infrastructures (NGNI) and professor within the electrical engineering and computer sciences faculty at the Technische Universität Berlin, explains: “We are very proud to provide OpenEPC Release 4 to our customers and partners. OpenEPC was successfully introduced in 2010 with lots of functional extensions demanded by customers during the last two years. With Rel. 4, the toolkit has reached its functional maturity state. It mirrors the operator network very close to reality as it interconnects smoothly with cost-efficient radio network equipments and enables connectivity for common mobile devices. I’m convinced that OpenEPC will reduce the gap between research and development and networks which are already in practical use by enabling the efficient realization of meaningful testbeds.”

The toolkit is scalable starting from a complete core network in a single box, up to medium-scale distributed proof of concept testbeds. OpenEPC Rel. 4 is available under a multitude of paid binary, source code, or redistribution licenses.