Frequently asked questions about LTE LabKit

Which LTE bands do you support?

We support all FDD/TDD bands except for LTE-U bands.
We do support the following bands for LabKit : 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,21,24,25,26,28,30,31,34,37,38,39,40,41,42,44,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,65,66,68,70,71,72,73,74,85,87,88

We support the following bands for SatSite
1,2,3,4,5,7,8,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,21,24,25,26,28,30,34,37,38,39,40,41,42,44,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,65,66,68,70,71,74,85
We do NOT support the following bands: 29, 32, 67,69, 75,76.
You can learn more about LTE frequency bands at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LTE_frequency_bands

How many devices can I connect simultaneous to the LabKit?

There is no fixed limit. It should support al least 50 or more, depending on how it is configured.

What is the LabKit coverage?

The LTE LabKit coverage is about 10-15 square meters.

Can I connect my device over wire to the LabKit?

Yes, this is a method used by various clients to perform more exact tests to their devices.

How do I start a LTE network?

You can start a LTE network by buying a LTE LabKit, pluging it in, powering it ON and registering it on Test Network

Can I get additional SIMs for my LabKit?

Yes, we can add additional SIMs cards if you express your need for the tests you want to perform.

Does your free HostedCore allow us to set up MCC+MCN and to change them frequently?

- In any GSM mode, you don't need allowance from the CORE Network to use a PLMN-id (MCC/MNC)
- Only in LTE enb mode, when LabKit is working as an eNodeB you need that MME entity allows PLMN-ID broadcasted by the eNodeB equipment.

So, if you want to test different MCC/MNC in 4G LTE mode, please :
- Give the list of the MCC-MCN you want to use for the next 2 weeks (in order to add it in the Hosted Core as permitted PLMN-IDs)
Ex: 00101, 22201-22210, etc. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Network_Codes_in_ITU_region_2xx_(Europe) )
- This way you won't need to buy a MiniCore, yet*
* I say yet because in time you might want to do tests with VoLTE, Voice over WiFi, or USSD

Straight answer:
- Hosted Core does not allow access to the customer to change the allowed MCC/MNC used in MME, but we can add a list of PLMNs you need there.
- Then you can change the PLMN-IDs from the eNodeB, and broadcast whatever you want. (and if the HostedCore supports it, eNodeB will connect, then UEs will connect)

Do you support Cell Broadcast in your telecom solution?

We support Cell Broadcast in LabKits only in GSM modes. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cell_Broadcas )

We support Cell Broadcast in YateBTS (working modes: 2G NiPC, 2G roaming, 2G dataroam).
To activate the service you have to log in into LMI (Local Management Interface).
These types of messages imply more than just the RAN component (BTS/ENB)
Usually there is another application that pushes messages to the RAN component and RAN component pushes messages to the phones.
Phone must be set up to receive cell broadcast (emergency) messages. Some phones have this directly build in in the firmware.
Phones have 1000 channels (from 0 to 999) - named CMBR (Cell Broadcast Message Range)
SIMs also have a memory zone that can old up to 5 broadcast channels.
These codes differ for each country/continent.
For example Romania is using only 5 codes for Cell Broadcast (service named: RoAlert).
Test Cell Broadcas with LTE LabKit now!

Will LabKit work with regular 4G phones like Apple 10 and Samsung S9?

Yes! The LTE LabKit is working with any phone (2G, 3G, 4G) because the band on which LabKits are broadcasting can be changed with just one click to fulfill the phone bands.