Spirent Helps Jio Platforms Validate Cloud-Native 5G Core Network
July 06, 2021
Spirent Communications plc announced a collaboration with Jio Platforms Limited to validate its cloud-native 5G standalone (SA) core network for real-world workloads and traffic conditions using Spirent Landslide.
Jio Platforms, the technology division of Reliance Industries delivers 4G and 5G solutions to customers across India and sees the deployment of a 5G SA core network as vital to realizing the true potential of 5G. Working closely with Spirent, Jio used Landslide to perform core network capacity tests, measure device data throughput, and model a variety of complex end-user behavioral call models and mobility scenarios.
According to the companies, Landslide successfully validated Jio’s cloud-native 5G core network for heavy signalling and data plane workloads using hardware acceleration technologies, as well as supporting fallback to LTE, while providing support for HD Voice over NR (VoNR). This helped Jio in subjecting its “all IP Network” to 5G and VoNR-based standalone and adjacency tests – seen by Jio as a landmark achievement for its 5G core functions. Landslide also validated compliance to 3GPP functions.
“Because Spirent’s portfolio of solutions can test from the edge of the RAN to the core of the network, we are able support individual node emulation capabilities to perform adjacency tests. This enabled Jio to verify the interoperability, performance, conformance and security of its 5G and IMS networks,” said Tan.