The Polaris Networks PCRF Load Tester is a comprehensive test solution for evaluating the
performance and the stability of the LTE Policy and Charging Rules Function. Ideally suited for
manufacturers of PCRF equipment as well as for operators deploying PCRF in an LTE network,
the Load Tester checks both the Control Plane and the User Plane under various load
conditions. Simulating millions of subscriber sessions with multiple bearers per subscriber,
the Load Tester is excellent for measuring the load-bearing capacity and various key
performance indicators of the EPC nodes.
The Load Tester emulates all the network elements surrounding the PCRF, such as
subscribers, P-GW, S-GW, Application Function (AF) and the PCRF. It also tests all types of
signaling transactions, including IP-CAN Session Establishment, Modification and
Termination, Usage Monitoring, Roaming and Emergency Sessions.