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Federal Mobility Group Unveils 5G Testing Framework

  • 1.  Federal Mobility Group Unveils 5G Testing Framework

    Posted Dec 04, 2020 01:21:00 AM
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    Hi All,

    FMG's framework identifies the capabilities and elements needed to conduct 5G testing and provides a process agencies can use to identify which testing capabilities are necessary for its use-case(s). The framework includes:

    • End-to-end 5G testing architecture and mapping to 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) 5G standards.
    • A modular approach listing all possible testing elements needed for different use-cases.
    • Two examples showing how to use the framework to understand the test elements and determine which are needed for a use-case.
    • Performance and security metrics that can be collected on a 5G testbed.

    The testing architecture is divided into four main phases, notionally based on the timeline for 3GPP 5G standards releases and 5G equipment/device vendor offerings. The framework's modular elements are organized by architecture, spectrum, application traffic, network, and 5G innovations. Each subsection includes a description and considerations for the test element as well as associated test and measurement equipment (e.g., protocol analyzer). It concludes with an overview of framework security considerations.

    In summary, this framework will guide an agency in selecting testing capabilities suited to its needs, whether it's building its own testbed, leveraging external lab/testbed services or using a hybrid approach.

    Michael Roza CPA, CISA, CIA, MBA, Exec MBA