Operators (MNOs/MVNOs)

Recently, some device manufacturers have resorted to switching off VoLTE for certain networks, over concerns about 4 and 5G quality. The GSMA Interoperability Testing scheme is here to prevent the need for this, and bring assurance to the industry.

It helps operators achieve a common interoperable standard, by testing network services and debugging faults against a range of industry-agreed assessments. The GSMA will publish operator certificates for the device manufacturing community, giving OEMs confidence in interoperability. What’s more, the GSMA will also test devices to the same standard.

There are three types of test available to MNO and MVNO companies:

• Network Test
• Network & Device Combination Test
• Network Roaming Test

To purchase these tests, you need to give us with your IMS settings, so that the test equipment can be correctly configured ahead of testing. It is recommended that each company provides its settings in a standardised format through the GSMA Network Settings Exchange. However, we can accommodate your requirements if this is not currently feasible. Please contact the team for full details of the tests and our pricing.

GSMA Network Settings Exchange

GSMA Network Settings Exchange is another way to facilitate interoperability. The service enables all operators to upload their latest configuration settings, so the world’s device manufacturers can download them from one location. This means devices, anywhere in the world, can be configured correctly to match the preferences of the subscriber’s chosen network. So services run as smoothly as possible. The aim is to encourage all MNOs and MVNOs to make their settings available, to ensure seamless interoperability. Find out more about GSMA Network Settings Exchange here.

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