RCS/VoLTE Interoperability Event Announcement

Kranj, April 23, 2012 – ETSI, GSMA and the MSF are pleased to invite you to participate to the second RCS/VoLTE Interoperability Event.[dt_divider style=”double-gap”/]

The event will be hosted by Telecom Slovenia and SINTESIO, Kranj, Slovenia and China Mobile, Beijing, China from October the 1st to 12th 2012.
The event is open for participation to :
— Equipment vendors: UE, eNB, Sec-GW, EPC equipment, IMS core equipment, DRA, IBCF/TrGW, MMTEL AS, RCS AS, ENUM equipment
— IPX Providers,
–Test tool vendors,
— Operator observers.
In addition, Operator’s days is scheduled for 10 & 11 October 2012 to visit the event and participate in a workshop focusing on Next Generation Services, RCS, VoLTE & Beyond. This will be an ideal chance for operators to concentrate their participation in the event to get the maximum value in short time. Attendees can exchange information regarding their experiences in relation to the technology and provide requirements for future interoperability events hear the latest news from the participating vendors on their products and get initial feedback of the level of interoperability demonstrated during the IOT.
This interoperability event will focus on validating core network interfaces and multi-vendor deployment strategies for RCS and VoLTE technologies. MSF and ETSI TC INT have developed dedicated testing scenarios incorporating 3GPP LTE, EPC and IMS architecture, MSF Test Specifications, TC INT Test Specifications and GSMA technical recommendations.
Testing scenarios will cover :
— Home/Single Network:
— Voice and video over LTE,
— RCS Services,
— ENUM[dt_divider style=”gap”/]
— Roaming and Interconnect
— Voice and video over LTE,
— RCS Services.
— IPX interaction[dt_divider style=”gap”/]
— Legacy access to EPC and handover


Please visit the event website for more detailed information and registration process:



About the MSF

The MultiService Forum (www.msforum.org) is a global association of service providers, system suppliers and test equipment vendors committed to developing and promoting open-architecture, multiservice Next Generation Networks. Founded in 1998, the MSF is an open-membership organization comprised of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. The MSF’s activities include developing Implementation Agreements, promoting worldwide compatibility and interoperability of network elements, and encouraging input to appropriate national and international standards bodies.[dt_divider style=”gap”/][dt_divider style=”gap”/]

About GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Spanning more than 220 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world’s mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organisations. The GSMA also produces industry-leading events such as the Mobile World Congress and Mobile Asia Expo. For more information, please visit the GSMA corporate website at www.gsma.com or Mobile World Live, the online portal for the mobile communications industry, at www.mobileworldlive.com[dt_divider style=”gap”/][dt_divider style=”gap”/]

About ETSI

ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 700 member companies and organizations, drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work. For more information please visit: www.etsi.org


About the Sintesio

Sintesio is an open, not-for-profit foundation, co-founded by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Slovenian Institute for Standardization (SIST), and Iskratel, a Slovenian telecommunication vendor. The aim of the Foundation is to promote open standards, interoperability in multi-vendor/multioperator environments, to support standardization efforts and to facilitate vendors collaboration in the area of NGN telecommunication technologies and standardization. The Foundation set up the interoperability test lab, located in Kranj, Slovenia, with the purpose to test and validate interoperability of multi-vendor ICT products, as well as to validate the quality of open ICT standards, especially in the NGN and IMS domain. The test lab provides a professional, industry grade test bed facility, with versatile wireline and wireless access networks, Core IP backbone, as well as commercial core IMS and open IMS subsystems.

Visit the Sintesio’s Web site at www.sintesio.org for more information.[dt_divider style=”gap”/]

About the Telekom Slovenije Group (TSG):

TSG is Slovenia`s leading and most advanced telecommunications operator in all key segments of the well-developed and highly competitive Slovenian market, delivering a comprehensive portfolio of fixed, mobile, Internet and state-of-the-art integrated telecommunication solutions via its modern proprietary network. Beyond its clear number one presence in Slovenia, Telekom Slovenia Group is present in several high growth markets in Southeast Europe, in Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania. The Group’s acquisition of 50% stake in Gibtelecom, Gibraltar’s dominant fixed, mobile and Internet operator, represents further steps in the strategy to extend Telekom Slovenije’s geographic footprint into selected Southeast European and Mediterranean markets. www.telekom.si