April 2nd, 2007

PTCRB requires USAT testing

e 3GPP Test Specification 31.124 covers the applicable test sequences which verify the interoperability between the UICC, the User Equipment and mandatory User Equipment procedures, especially for the USIM Application Toolkit (USAT). The required USAT Test Cases are based on several test systems and require the synchronization of various test steps. Since March 2007 USAT tests according to 3GPP 31.124 are mandatory category “E” tests in order to obtain PTCRB accredition. It can be expected that the GCF (Global Certification Forum) will follow shortly with the same requirements.

7layers was the first to implement the InterLab USAT test solution in its laboratories. The InterLab USAT Test Solution enables us to perform all those tests that require the joint operation of a 3G SIM simulator and a 3G Network simulator according to 3GPP tS 31.124. This makes us the first test house worldwide offering USAT certification testing for all clients who want to enter the US market.