The LTE EPC Emulators from Polaris Networks offers a low-cost alternative to replace real EPC elements (MME, HSS, S-GW, PDN-GW, and PCRF) in the lab. The EPC Emulators allow 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 EPC Emulators consist of the MME Emulator, HSS Emulator, SGW Emulator, PDN-GW Emulator, and the PCRF Emulator, which can be used together to simulate the complete LTE Packet Core or individually to create a combination of real and simulated Core Network elements. These Emulators includes all the network interfaces and implements all the communication protocols required for core network equipment to operate in an LTE/SAE network.
Compared to real core network equipment, the EPC Emulators provide greater control to simulate field network conditions in the lab and can thereby be used for testing functionality, scalability and performance of LTE base stations.
The EPC Emulators can also be used along with the LTE eNodeB Emulator from Polaris for an end-to-end simulation of LTE network on a PC.