IxLoad Wireless

End-to-end performance testing for wireless networks and components with emulation of multiplay services

Problem: Greater network complexity presents greater challenges

Mobile operators are deploying cutting-edge networks and services such as Voice over LTE and LTE radio access networks to stay competitive. But while these technologies promise to maximize revenue potential, they also place unprecedented pressure on service providers. Traffic spikes, diversified LTE infrastructures, policy control, and customer demands for high quality are among several formidable challenges presented by today’s complex networking environments.

 

IxLoad Wireless

 

Solution: Reaping value from wireless networks and components

IxLoad Wireless enables mobile operators and equipment manufacturers to test and validate complex wireless networks and components for greater end-to-end service quality. This “lab to live” LTE testing solution recreates networking environments and real-world subscriber traffic, such as voice, video, and data. At the same time, it emulates multiple mobile subscriber activities—including handovers, TAU, and idle-connected transitions—for comprehensive test coverage. Whether modeling the behavior of thousands of subscribers or measuring end-user experience, IxLoad enables mobile operators to fast-track new networks and services with confidence.

Specifications

Supported Layer 7 Protocols

Data

Protocol

IPv4

IPv6

Data

HTTP (1.0/1.1)

Yes

Yes

 

SSLv2, SSLv3, TLSv1, TLSv1.1, TLS 1.2

Yes

Yes

 

FTP

Yes

Yes

 

TFTP

Yes

Yes

 

SMTP

Yes

Yes

 

POP3

Yes

Yes

 

IMAP

Yes

Yes

 

RTSP, RTP/UDP, RTP/TCP

Yes

N/S

 

Telnet

Yes

N/S

 

SSH

Yes

N/S

 

SMB1

Yes

Yes

 

SMB2

Yes

Yes

 

NFSv3

Yes

Yes

 

NFSv4

Yes

Yes

 

iSCSI

Yes

Yes

 

DNS

Yes

Yes

 

DHCP

Yes

N/A

 

LDAP

Yes

N/S

 

RADIUS

Yes

N/S

 

Application Replay

Yes

TCP

 

Stateless Peer

Yes

Yes

 

Database Client Emulation

Yes

Yes

 

VDI RDP

Yes

Yes

P2P

BitTorrent

Yes

Yes

 

eDonkey

Yes

Yes

VoIP

SIP

Yes

Yes

 

MGCP

Yes

Yes

 

H.323

Yes

Yes

 

H.248

Yes

Yes

 

Cisco SCCP (Skinny)

Yes

N/S

 

Audio, video conferencing and FAX over IP

Yes

Yes

Video

IGMPv2, IGMPv3

Yes

N/A

 

MLDv1, v2

N/A

Yes

 

VoD, RTP/UDP, UDP

Yes

Yes

 

Adobe Flash Player Client

Yes

N/S

 

Microsoft Silverlight Player Client

Yes

N/S

 

Apple HLS Player Client

Yes

N/S

 

Adobe HDS Client

Yes

N/S

Security

Published Vulnerabilities and Malware

Yes

Yes

 

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoSv2)

Yes

Yes

 

IPsec VPN

Yes

Yes

 

N/S - not supported, N/A - not applicable

 

Supported Standards

Network

  • RFC 826 - Ethernet Address Resolution Protocol

  • RFC 791 - Internet Protocol

  • RFC 2460 - Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6) Specification

  • RFC 793 - Transmission Control Protocol

  • RFC 2581 - TCP Congestion Control

  • RFC 768 - User Datagram Protocol

HTTP

  • RFC 1945 - Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0

  • RFC 2616 - Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1

  • RFC 2246 - The TLS Protocol Version 1.0

FTP

  • RFC 959 - File Transfer Protocol

SMTP

  • RFC 2821 - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol

POP3

  • RFC 1939 - Post Office Protocol - Version 3

IMAP

  • RFC 3501 - Internet Message Access Protocol - Version 4rev1

CIFS

  • Dialect NT LM 0.12

DHCP

  • RFC 2131 – Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

  • RFC 3046 – DHCP Relay Agent Information Option

Application Test

  • RFC 1945 - Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0

  • RFC 2616 - Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1

  • RFC 2246 - The TLS Protocol Version 1.0

SIP

  • RFC 3261 - SIP: Session Initiation Protocol

  • RFC2327, SDP

  • RFC2976, The SIP INFO method

  • RFC3262, Reliability of Provisional Responses in Session Initiation protocol (SIP)

  • RFC3264, An Offer/Answer Model with the Session Description Protocol (SDP)

  • RFC3265, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-Specific Event Notification

  • RFC3311, The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) UPDATE Method

  • RFC3515, The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Refer Method

  • RFC3428, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Extension for Instant Messaging

  • RFC3966, The tel URI for Telephone Numbers

  • RFC 2246, SSL/TLS (Transport Layer Security) Protocol 3310

  • RFC 3546, SSL/TLS (Transport Layer Security) Protocol. (RFC 2246)

  • RFC 4411, Extending the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Reason Header for Preemption Events

  • RFC 4412, Communications ‘Resource-Priority' for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

RTP

  • RFC3550, RTP : A Transport Protocol for Real-Time Applications

  • RFC3551, RTP Profile for Audio and Video Conferences with Minimal Control

  • RFC2833, RTP Payload for DTMF Digits, Telephony Tones and Telephony Signals

  • RFC3389, Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) Payload for Comfort Noise (CN)

  • RFC3711, Secure Real-time Transport Protocol (SRTP)

AUDIO CODEC

  • G.711, G.723, G.726, AMR, ILBC, custom CODEC

VIDEO CODEC

  • MPEG2, MPEG4, H.264/AVC, H.263, H.263+

MGCP

  • RFC 3435 - Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) Version 1.0

  • RFC3660 – Basic Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP)

H.248

  • H.248 profiles: ETS_ARGW, ETSI_GateControl, ETSI_BGF, ETSI_TGW, MSF TGW, MSFR3TGW, MSF_BGF, MSFUKAG

H.323

  • H.323

  • H.255

  • H.245

  • Q.931

FAX

  • T.38

Video

  • RFC 2326 - Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

  • RFC 3550 - RTP: A Transport Protocol for Real-Time Applications

  • RFC 3376 - Internet Group Management Protocol, Version 3

  • RFC 4445 - A Proposed Media Delivery Index (MDI)

  • RFC 2250 - RTP Payload Format for MPEG1/MPEG2 Video

  • RFC 2327 - SDP: Session Description Protocol

Wireless

  • 3GPP TS 29060 R7 GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP)

Telnet

  • RFC 854 - Basic Telnet protocol specification

  • RFC 855 - Telnet option specifications

  • RFC 856 - Telnet binary transmission

  • RFC 857 - Echo option

  • RFC 858 - Suppress Go Ahead option

  • RFC 859 - Status option

  • RFC 860 - Timing Mark option

  • RFC 1091 - Terminal Type option

  • RFC 1073 - Window Size option

  • RFC 1079 - Terminal Speed option

  • RFC 1372 - Remote Flow Control option

  • RFC 1184 – Line mode option

  • RFC 1408 - Environment Variables option

SSH

  • RFC 4250 - The Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Assigned Numbers

  • RFC 4251 - The Secure Shell (SSH) Protocol Architecture

  • RFC 4252 – The Secure Shell (SSH) Authentication Protocol

  • RFC 4254 – The Secure Shell (SSH) Connection Protocol

DNS

  • RFC 1034 - Domain names - concepts and facilities

  • RFC 1035 - Domain names - implementation and specification

DHCP

  • RFC 951 - Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP)

  • RFC 1534 - Interoperation Between DHCP and BOOTP

  • RFC 1542 - Clarifications and Extensions for the Bootstrap Protocol

  • RFC 2131 - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

  • RFC 2132 - DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions (partial)

  • RFC 3046 - DHCP Relay Agent Information Option

  • RFC 3396 - Encoding Long Options in the Dynamic Host Configuration

  • Protocol (DHCPv4)

RADIUS

  • RFC 2865 – Remote Authentication Dial In User Service

IPsec

  • RFC2394, IP Compression (DEFLATE algorithm)

  • RFC 2401, Security Architecture for the Internet Protocol

  • RFC 2402, IP Authentication Header

  • RFC 2406, IP Encapsulating Security Payload (ESP)

  • RFC 2407, The Internet IP Security Domain of Interpretation for ISAKMP

  • RFC 2408, Internet Security Association and Key Management Protocol (ISAKMP)

  • RFC 2409, The Internet Key Exchange (IKE)

  • RFC3566, The AES-XCBC-MAC-96 Algorithm and Its Use With IPsec

  • RFC 3715, IPsec-Network Address Translation (NAT) Compatibility Requirements

  • RFC 3748, Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)

  • RFC 3947, Negotiation of NAT-Traversal in the IKE

  • RFC 3948, UDP Encapsulation of IPsec ESP Packets

  • RFC 4306, Internet Key Exchange (IKEv2) Protocol

  • RFC 4718, IKEv2 Clarifications and Implementation Guidelines

PPP/L2TP

  • RFC 2131 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

  • RFC 1534 Interoperation Between DHCP and BOOTP

  • RFC 2132 DHCP Options and BOOTP Vendor Extensions

  • RFC 3046 DHCP Relay Agent Information Option

  • RFC 3315 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6).

  • RFC 3319 Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCPv6) Options for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Servers

  • RFC 3633 IPv6 Prefix Options for DHCP version 6

  • RFC 3646 DNS Configuration options for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6 (DHCPv6)

  • RFC 3736 Stateless Dynamic (DHCP) Service for IPv6

  • RFC 3193 Securing L2TP using IPsec

Key features

Only single-vendor solution that delivers “lab to live” LTE coverage
Generates millions of subscriber sessions to simulate high-scale conditions where failures occur
Offers end-to-end testing of converged application delivery infrastructure and services
Validates Wi-Fi offload networks including trusted and untrusted Wi-Fi gateways
Advanced subscriber modeling capabilities simulate signal fading, over-crowded cells, and high-speed handovers
Comprehensive protocol support (SIP, RTP, AMR-WB, H.264) for validating VoLTE IR.92 & IR.94 standards, as well as Voice over Wi-Fi
IxLoad-VE validates the impact of virtualizing mobile and IMS network components with the same workflow and functionality as IxLoad Wireless