ETSI announces joint IPTV–IMS test event in October

ETSI is organizing a joint interoperability test for IPTV and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core networks. The goal is to ensure interoperability of equipment and services coming from different vendors and manufacturers.

The event, under ETSI's Plugtests brand, will take place in Lannion, France, from 16 to 23 October. There will be two parallel, co-located testing streams: in both streams, test sessions will be scheduled between pairs of participating companies, and the overall results of all sessions will be published in a final report.

Ad-hoc testing will also be permitted, the results of which will not be included in the report. Network operators are invited to attend both streams of this event as observers.

The IPTV Plugtest is ETSI's first event on this topic. Participation is open to vendors of IMS-aware IPTV user equipment (such as set-top boxes, TVs, etc), IPTV application servers, video media servers, RACS (Resource Admission Control Subsystem) gateways and core IMS products, as well as products that integrate two or more of these functions.