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Assessment of IxLoad in an MPG Environment
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
Mid Sweden University.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the latest mobile network technology published by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). It might become a dominant technology for the next generation and it is attract-ing a great deal of attention from the top global corporations.

IxLoad is a real-world traffic emulator, designed by the test solution provider Ixia. Mobile Packet Gateway (MPG) has been developed by Ericsson and is a commercial network equipment to provide a smart interface between mobile network (Global System for Mobile Communi-cation (GSM), Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA), LTE) and internet for operators’ network. In this thesis, MPG is utilized to assess the capacity and LTE functionality of IxLoad. Capacity estima-tion will verify the maximum simulated users that can be supported by IxLoad and will test the maximum throughput IxLoad can achieve with a particular number of simulated users, under conditions involving a particular application scenario such as browsing HTTP. In addition to Session Management some other features such as Track Area Update and Handover, Busy Hour Functionality, Deep Packet Inspection, Mul-tiple Access Point Names (APNs) and Dynamic Quality of Service Enforcement are also covered in the functionality assessment.

Moreover, this thesis gives a brief introduction to Evolved Packet Sys-tem (EPS), Evolved Packet Core (EPC), and to the functionality of MPG in addition to the role of MPG in EPS. Meanwhile the newest features of IxLoad are also presented in this document. Finally, as the outcome of this thesis, several suggestions are proposed in relation to improve-ments for IxLoad and MPG.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 104 p.
Keyword [en]
LTE (Long Term Evolution), IxLoad traffic emulator, (MPG) Mobile Packet Gateway
National Category
Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-96440ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A--13/003—SEOAI: diva2:641978
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Computer and information science at the Institute of Technology
2013-01-25, Muhammad al-Khwarizmi, Hus B, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:00 (English)
Available from: 2013-08-27 Created: 2013-08-20 Last updated: 2013-08-27Bibliographically approved

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