The Home eNodeB Gateway (HeNB-GW) Emulator is a standards-based, user-friendly, and
low-cost alternative for the commercial HeNB-GW and is apt for use as a test and
simulation tool in the lab. Licensed as software, the HeNB-GW Emulator can be
used on COTS hardware platforms too.
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. The
3GPP-defined functions for the HeNB-GW, including traffic aggregation from multiple HeNBs, are supported
too. When used along with the Polaris Networks EPC Emulators, or any other EPC, it can test the basic
procedures, such as Attach, Detach, Idle, Service Request, and Paging for a large number of HeNBs and UEs. The
HeNB-GW Emulator is particularly useful for testing Handovers and Multi Operator-RAN sharing scenarios.