ETSI Schedules First MCPTT Plugtests in 2017
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | Comments

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), in partnership with the TETRA + Critical Communications Association (TCCA) and with the support of the European Commission, scheduled the first mission-critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) Plugtests event 19 – 23 June, 2017, in Sophia-Antipolis, France.

MCPTT was specified in Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 13 in March. Interoperability and MCPTT service harmonization are critical challenges to be taken into account for the successful deployment and operation of mission-critical communications.

The interoperability of MCPTT products and services has not been tested in Europe, ETSI said. The goal of the MCPTT Plugtests event is to validate the interoperability of a variety of different solutions on the market using different scenarios and test cases. The tests will be based on 3GPP, ETSI and Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standards for various vendors.

The purpose and scope of the event is to trial independently and jointly all components of the MCPTT communications chain, such as session initiation protocol (SIP) registration, authentication, affiliation, group call and floor control.

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