The Home eNodeB Gateway (HeNB-GW) Emulator offers a low-cost alternative to replace a commercial HeNB-GW in the lab as a test and simulation tool. Licensed as software, the HeNB-GW Emulator can be used on COTS hardware platforms.
Compared to a commercial HeNB-GW, the Polaris Networks HeNB-GW Emulator provides greater control to simulate field network conditions in the lab and can be used for testing functionality, scalability, and performance of LTE base stations.
The HeNB-GW Emulator supports the S1-MME and S1-U interfaces towards the Home eNodeB and the EPC and 3GPP defined functions for the HeNB-GW, including traffic aggregation from multiple HeNBs. It can be used along with the Polaris Networks EPC Emulators or any other EPC to test basic procedures like Attach, Detach, Idle, Service Request, Paging for a large number of HeNBs and UEs. The HeNB-GW Emulator is particularly useful for testing Handovers & Multi Operator-RAN sharing scenarios.