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October 31, 2012

MC-MLPPP: A New Conformance Tester from GL


By SIP Trunking Report Contributor



Conformance testing is performed to verify whether a product or system meets some specified standard or not. Software conformance testing checks whether a product performs according to its specified standards.

GL Communications has announced the release of its latest MC-MLPPP Conformance Tester software.


To ensure Quality of Service (QoS) through conformance process, this MC-MLPPPand PPP simulates over TDM and supports LCP. This software has MRRU (Maximum Received Reconstructed Unit), short sequence number, long sequence header and multilink header formats.

This software provides call statistics with associated captured events and error events during call simulation 

Speaking to reporters, Jagdish Vadalia Senior Manager for product development for the company, said, “GL’s MAPS (Message Automation and Protocol Simulation) platform is a general purpose Protocol Emulator for various protocols encountered in the telecom space. MC-MLPPP is one such advanced protocol simulator/tester for Multi Class, Multi Link, PPP protocols over TDM (T1 E1). The tester can simulate a complete PPP or MLPPP link between two peers, with MLPPP signaling conforming to IETF specifications.”

 MC-MLPPP Conformance Tester software supports customization of call flows and message templates using script editor and message editor.

He added in a statement, “MAPS MLPPP supports testing network elements, error tracking, regression testing, conformance testing, and load testing/call generation. The test tool can run pre-defined test scenarios against MLPPP test objects in a controlled and deterministic manner. The test tool also incorporates the flexibility to modify call parameters and message contents (arbitrary manipulation of messages, information elements and message sequence on the different protocols).”

Vadalia added, “MAPS MLPPP conformance scripts are suitable for conformance tests and functional tests, where test objects can be accurately, reliably and comfortably validated for compliance with IETF standard.”




Edited by Rich Steeves