The LTE eNodeB Emulator from Polaris Networks offers a low-cost alternative to replace real LTE devices and base stations (UE and eNodeB) in the lab for testing the LTE EPC. The eNodeB Emulator allows testing in a variety of network topologies thereby allowing effective utilization of lab equipment, reduction in capital expenditure and ongoing support costs associated with a test lab.
The eNodeB Emulator includes UE simulation, and can be used to test the complete LTE Packet Core or individual Core Network elements, MME, SGW, PGW. It implements all the required protocols - S1AP/SCTP to communicate with MMEs over S1-MME interface and GTP-u to communicate with S-GW over S1-U interface.
Compared to real UE and eNodeB, the eNodeB Emulator provides greater control to simulate field network conditions in the lab and can thereby be used for functionality, scalability and performance of the LTE Core Network.
The eNodeB Emulator can also be used alongwith the LTE EPC Emulators from Polaris for an end-to-end simulation of LTE network on a PC.