Protocol test solution for Enhanced Multicast Broadcast Multimedia Service (eMBMS)
Test & Measurement
Anritsu has released its protocol test solution for Enhanced Multicast
Broadcast Multimedia Service (eMBMS). The new solution is already helping
mobile chipset and device makers accelerate the development of products that
can receive LTE broadcast services. EXPWAY’s e-Cast Broadcast Multicast
Service Center (BM-SC) Server has been integrated with Anritsu’s MD8430A
LTE signaling tester and Rapid Test Designer (RTD) test environment to
create a complete test solution.
The eMBMS system allows the LTE network infrastructure to be used for the
efficient delivery of content services such as live video from sporting
events. It enables carriers to adjust coverage and capacity as needed,
allowing for more efficient use of network resources. The BM-SC is a key
element within all LTE networks that support eMBMS, controlling the
distribution of media content to the end users.
Integration of the BM-SC into the Anritsu solution provides a unique method
for device makers to effectively simulate LTE broadcast service delivery in
the laboratory using a real network eMBMS server. This provides the most
effective way to debug device implementation and accurately reproduce the
end user experience. Until now, only basic functions could be tested in the
laboratory by streaming media files to a device with fixed transmission
parameters. Anritsu’s solution enables more in-depth simulation of
functions such as automatic file repair and reception reporting, with
dynamic configuration changes, says the company.