SINTESIO,

FUNDATION

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Who we are

Sintesio is an open, not-for-profit foundation, co-founded by the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), SIST (Slovenian Institute for Standardization), and Iskratel, a Slovenian telecommunication vendor.

Vision

The aim of the Foundation is to promote open standards, interoperability in multi-vendor/multi-operator environments, to develop open test suites and tools for conformance and interoperability, and to support standardization efforts and to facilitate vendors collaboration in the area of NGN telecommunication technologies and standardization.

Mission

The Foundations’s mission is to provide moral, organisational, technical and financial support to the development of standardisation ICT activity in general as well as its implementation in companies, public institutions, foundations and other legal persons, both in the Republic of Slovenia and abroad.

Why SINTESIO?

The Sintesio, foundation was born in 2005 from the need to provide vendor’s neutral testing infrastructure, where solution providers, vendors, service providers, standardization bodies and industry associations can test and verify conformity, as well as interoperability of early implementations of complex ICT solutions.

Since the establishment, Sintesio has hosted several international interoperability test events, co-organized by ETSI and global industry associations and forums. Sintesio experts has contributed to the development of numerous international test standards, and has provided testing and consultancy services to vendors, network operators and regulators in the fields of conformity assessments, equipment type approvals and Radio Equipment (former RTTE) regulations.

Sintesio is a regular member of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) and Slovenia Institute for Standardization (SIST).

Our Services

Test standards Development & Validation

In cooperation with Standards Delivery Organizations (SDO), Regulatory Bodies, Telecom equipment vendors and operators, Sintesio has been contributing to the development and validation of number of testing  standards in Telecom and Broadcasting domains. Sintesio experts are continuously involved in ETSI STF since 2007, mainly in the development of Conformance, Interworking and Interoperability testing standards for PSTN, NGN, IMS and 3GPP domains.  Check our standards development references.

Sintesio is a full member of ITU, ETSI and SIST.

Conformance & Interoperability Testing

Sintesio is providing Conformance, Interworking and Interoperability testing services for Telecom equipment vendors, System integrators and Telecom operators. Relying on ETSI test standards for PSTN, TISPAN, IMS, 3GPP and IPv6, and using TTCN-3Testing tools and Executable Test Suites, the test execution and production of the test reports are highly automatized. The Conformance and/or Interoperability testing of the System Under Test (SUT) can be performed On-site, at Customer’s SUT premise, or Off-site via VPN connection between Sintesio lab and SUT premise, using testing facilities of the Sintesio’s test lab. On request, our expert can provide executable test suites developed and tailored to the Customer’s specific testing needs.

ON-SITE Testing:

Sintesio experts can provide testing services at Customer location, where the System Under Test is located. On-site testing  is particularly appropriate, when testing included testing of several  IP and non-IP interfaces, when a specific testing tools are required, or the SUT cannot be interconnected (for example, due to the security reasons, NDA, etc…).

OFF-SITE Testing:

When the testing involves the conformance testing of an IP interface, with standard test suites, such as ETSI TISPAN, IPv6, IMS or 3GPP ATS, the testing can be perfomed remotely from the Sintesio premise, either using Sintesio TTCN-3 testign facility or the Customer test engine. Using VPN connection between Sintesio and Customer premise, the Customer can safe time and money for the testign services.

Test Suite Maintenance:

SDO’s are providing Abstract Test Suites (ATS) as an open-source, which ofter are not bug free. Additional effort is required to adapt ATS for particular TTCN-3 Testing tool, e.g. by writting the test adapters and adapter client interfaces. The adaptation of the ATS to the particular test tools produces Executable Test Suites (ETS), which includes several test cases, that can be automatically executed and provide the automatic verdict and test report generation. During the test execution, errors and bugs in TTCN-3 ATS and in test adapter can result in non-executable ETSs. Sintesio provided the maintenance and support during the test execution, and adaptation of standardized ATS to the specific customer requirements.

Test Suites Development:

In case, the standardized ATS does not exists for the specific test requirements, Sintesio experts can develop ATS according to the specific customer’s requirements or make an adaptation of the standardized ATS.

Consulting & Training:

Fell free to contact us, if you have a specific testing need. We would gladly discuss your requirements and provide you the solution to the testign needs. Our experts have in-depth expertise mainly on the conformance, interworking and interoperability for PSTN/NGN, NGN/IMS and 3GPP domains.

In cooperation with Sintesio’s members and partners,  we are providing the Conformance testing of the DVB-T/T2 receivers (set-top-boxes, media centers, TV sets).

Interoperability Events Organization & Hosting

“The Participants have scored “Operator Support” as the best ever for an OMA TestFest. Your preparation and dedication to this TestFest has been rewarding by the participants! Well done!”

Joaquin Prado, OMA TestFest Manager

In cooperation with ETSI and Industry forums, i.e. OMA, MSF, GSMA, and ERTICO Sintesio has been hosting major global Interoperability events in the Telecom domain, such as OMA Testfest, IMS Plugtest , RCS/VoLTE Plugtest, LTE Small Cell Plugtest and eCall Plugtest.

In partnerships with Sintesio’s partners, Sintesio can setup and manage a complex (operator’s) test network infrastucture, providing technical and logistis support to organizers for organization of on-site or/and remote execution of technically demanding interoperability test events, that interonnect test sites arround the world.

In cooperation with Sintesio member’s organization and partners, Sintesio can offer a variety of other consulting services for different domains of Eelectronic Communicaton Networks and Services. An increased demaind of the consultation and development services has resulted in the higher engagement of various and diverse resources, in terms of required competences, testing equipment and laboratories, software development skills. To fullfill all these requirements, Sintesio has adopted its processes in accordance to Open Innovation Paradigm. The central idea behind open innovation is that in a world of widely distributed knowledge, companies cannot afford to rely entirely on their own research and resources, but should instead buy or license services, processes or products from other companies. As such, Sintesio has build a network of competent partners, that complementary competence areas, e.g. :

– In the area of Digital Broadcasting services;

– In the area of Mobile and Broadband services, and software development;

– In the area of calibration, EMC testing, certification, type approval testing and international certification laboratory accreditations;

– In the area of certification testing of Digital Broadcasting receivers by providing the testing environment, tools and services;

Several individual experts can provide expertise in the area of narrowband and broadband communications, test tools developments, training and telecommunication consultation services.

With the network of diverse consultants and firms, providing different competences and services, Sintesio is able to flexibly respond to different demands from the clients.

Other Electronic Communications Services

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our largest projects!

sAFE

(On-going)

The aim of the project is to define the standards and specifications to pave the way for deployment of aftermarket systems for eCall in Europe, with the following objectives:

  • To identify minimum performance and conformance requirements for aftermarket 112-eCall systems and devices. This will avoid overload of PSAPs with false call
  • To deal with the necessary variants of aftermarket eCall systems that will use the single emergency number of 112
  • To work with the European Standardisation bodies to develop the necessary technical standards for aftermarket eCall systems

MIDAS

(Completed)

The MIDAS project aimed to implement an integrated framework for the automation and intelligent management of SOA testing. The framework has been developed as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) on a cloud infrastructure that supports all the testing activities – test generation, execution, result analysis, planning and scheduling – on the main testing domains such as functional, interactional, fault tolerance, security and usage-based testing. The test execution environment is based on a distributed TTCN-3 runtime engine.

SEE DIGI.TV

(Completed)

Broadcasting services and  ICT technologies importantly contribute to the development of the society. The aim of SEE Digi.TV project was to speed-up digitalization of the broadcasting services, and to contribute to a wider use of ICT broadband services. As different stakeholders, especially broadcasters and industry have been addressed by the project, positive impacts of the project have been reflected also in a broader business and social environment. The project has been tackled issues of digital divide and social inclusion, aiming at creation of the region of equal opportunities.

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[A.1] »Requirement specifications for DVB-T receivers for use in Slovenia«, development of requirement specifications;

[A.2] »Test procedures for conformity assessment of DVB-T receivers for use in Slovenia«, specification development;

[A.3] »Validation of Test Specifications for SIP – ISUP Interworking for the Profile A and B«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.4] »Network Integration Testing (NIT) between SIP and ISDN, including validation«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.5] »Test Specifications (ATS/PIXIT) for SIP – ISUP interworking for the Profile C«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.6] »Test Specifications (ATS/PIXIT) for Terminating Identification Presentation (TIP) and Terminating Identification Restriction (TIR)«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.7] »Test Specifications (ATS/PIXIT) for Originating Identification Presentation (OIP) and Originating Identification Restriction (OIR)«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.8] »Test Specifications (ATS/PIXIT) for Communication HOLD«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.9] »Conformance Test Specifications for use of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Session Description Protocol (SDP) in IMS core networks«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.10] »Interoperability Test Specifications for IMS NNI interworking«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.11] »Maintenance of the ATS Conformance Test Specifications for SIP-ISUP Interworking«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.12] »Conformance Test Specifications for SIP-ISUP Interworking between the IP Multimedia (IM) Core Network (CN) subsystem and Circuit Switched (CS) networks«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.13] »Conformance Test Specifications for IMS specific use of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Session Description Protocol (SDP) including validation«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.14] »Test Specifications (ATS/PIXIT) for Interworking between Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Bearer Independent Call Control Protocol (BICC) or ISDN User Part (ISUP)«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.15] »Test Specifications (ATS/PIXIT) for the IMS Supplementary Services: ACR-CB MCID CUG TIP/TIR TISPAN R2 / 3GPP R7«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.16] »Validation of Network integration tests for SIP – SIP calls based on TISPAN R2 and 3GPP R7«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.17] »Test Specifications (ATS/PIXIT) for Automated Interoperability Testing«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.18] »Test Specifications (ATS/PIXIT) and Validation of Test Specifications for SIP – ISUP Interworking for the Profile C«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.19] »Test Specifications (TSS/TP) for Extension of IMS NNI interoperability test descriptions«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.20] »Conformance Test Specifications for the IMS Supplementary Services: OIP/OIR, CH, CDIV, CW, CONF and MWI TISPAN R2 / 3GPP R8«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.21] »Enhancement of Automated Interoperability Testing Framework in IMS core networks«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.22] »Update of IMS NNI Test Specifications for 3GPP R9 RCS 3.0 and IMS&EPC«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.23] »Conformance Test Specifications for the Diameter Protocol over the Rx reference point«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.24] »Conformance Test Specifications for the Diameter Protocol over the Gx reference point«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.25] »Transition of Conformance Test specification on use of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Session Description Protocol (SDP) in IMS core networks to 3GPP Release 10«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.26] »Validation of Conformance Test Specifications for the Diameter Protocol over the Rx and Gx reference points«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.27] »Update of IMS NNI and IMS&EPC Test Specifications to 3GPP R10 and RCS 5.0«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.28] »Conformance Test Specifications for the Diameter Protocol over the S6a and the S9 reference points«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.29] »Validation of Conformance Test specification on use of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Session Description Protocol (SDP) in IMS core networks to 3GPP Release 10«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.30] »Extension of Conformance tests for TTCN-3 tools«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.31] »Conformance test suite for using XML schema with TTCN-3«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.32] »Conformance Test Specifications for the Diameter Protocol over the Cx and the Dx reference points«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.33] »Validation of the Conformance Test Specifications for the Diameter Protocol over the S6a and S9 reference points«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.34] »Conformance Test Specifications for the Diameter Protocol over the Rf and the Ro reference points«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.35] »Validation of the Conformance Test Specifications for the Diameter Protocol over the Cx and Dx reference points«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.36] »Validation of the Conformance Test Specifications for the Diameter Protocol over the Rf and Ro reference points«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.37] »Conformance Test Specifications for the S1AP and NAS protocols over the S1-MME reference point«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[A.38] »Conformance Test Specifications for the Diameter Protocol over the Sh and the Dh reference points«, Engagement in ETSI Special Task Group for standard development;

[B.1] »NGN Vision and Reality«, 18 – 19 May, 2006, Hotel Park, Bled, international workshop;

[B.2] »Strategies for NGN« 23-24 November, 2006, Golf Hotel, Bled, international workshop;

[B.3] »Next Generation Multimedia«, 14-15 May, 2007, Hotel Golf, Bled, international workshop;

[B.4] »ITU-T FG IPTV 4th meeting«, 7 – 11 May, 2007, Hotel Golf, Bled, international workshop;

[B.5] »Corporate Creativity and Ideas Management«, international workshop organized with prof. Dr. Robinson in prof. Dr. Schroeder, Massachusetts-Amherst, USA, 18. oktober 2007;

[B.6] »Telecom Convergence«, 28-29 March, 2008, international workshop;

[B.7] »Business Communications and Networking«, 19-20 July, 2008, Hotel Golf, Bled, international workshop;

[B.8] »Tutorial on QoS and related topics covered by ETSI STQ«, 5 December, 2008, Hotel Golf, Bled, ETSI STQ hosted workshop;

[B.9] »TTCN3 user conference«, 7-9 June, 2011, Hotel Golf, Bled, international conference;[B.10] »Perspektiva razvoja digitalne televizije«, 16 September, 2011, SIST, Ljubljana, Workshop within SEE.DIGI.TV project.

[C.1] »OMA’s 21st TestFest«, hosting of interoperability event for Open Mobile Allience, Bled, 8-16 November, 2007.

[C.2] »2nd IMS Interoperability Plugtest«, 10-14 November, 2008, hosting of ETSI Plugtest interoperability event.

[C.3] »RCS VoLTE IOT 2012 Event«,  24 September -12 October, 2012, hosting of ETSI Plugtest interoperability event.

[C.4] »Small Cell Plugfest LTE Event«,  4-14 June, 2013, hosting of Small Cell Forum and ETSI Plugfest interoperability event.

[C.5] »eCall Plugfest«,  9-13 October, 2017, hosting of eCall Plugfest interoperability event.

[D.1] »Development of the NGN and IMS Test strategy and test methods«, Telekom Slovenia, 2006-2010.

[D.2]»Elaboration of the requirements for Type Approval Laboratory for electronic communication equipment«, Workshop organized in cooperation with TCRA and ITU-T, Dar-es-Salam, June 25-27, 2009.

[D.3] »Conformance assessment for DVB-T receivers for Slovenian market«, 2009-2010.

[D.4] »The Establishment of Type Approval testign Laboratory for Electronic Communication Equipment in Tanzania«, Feasibility study, 2010-2011.

[D.5] »SEE-DIGI.TV: Southeastern Digital Television«, Technical Workpackage Leader in South East Europe Terrestrial Cooperation project, 2011-2013.

[D.6] »MIDAS: Model and Inference Driven – Automated testing of Services architectures«, Standardisation Workpackage Leader of MIDAS project within Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), 2012-2015.

[D.7] »DAB receivers specifications for UAE market«, Technical standards, 2015-2016.

[D.8] »Revision of the Type Approval Regime for telecommunication apparatus placed on UAE market«, Regulation, Policy, Guidelines, Technical specifications, 2015-2016.

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