Effnet provides a highly portable and modular 5G L2-L3 UE protocol stack suitable for use in many applications and markets. Thanks to its PHY adaptation layer it can be integrated with L1 from different vendors.
The Effnet 5G network solution is a well tested and field proven 5G network software solution. The Effnet 5G UE/CPE protocol stack has been thoroughly tested with that same solution, connected via Virtual PHY to the same RAN and 5GC setup. This ensures that the Effnet 5G UE/CPE protocol stack works just like any commercially available 5G SA device.
For use in e.g. 5G test systems, this setup is easily extendable to multi-UE scenarios as illustrated in the diagram. Thanks to the efficiency and scalability of the Effnet 5G UE/CPE protocol stack solution, this can be used to simulate a large number of UEs.
3GPP has introduced support for Wi-Fi interworking in its specifications to offload the downlink traffic on cellular networks to Wi-Fi networks to provide users an improved experience. Wi-Fi access points at home, in enterprise or in public spaces can use the Effnet 5G UE protocol stack with support for Wi-Fi interworking and provide access to both Wi-Fi and cellular networks to its users. While accessing data and services via Wi-Fi interworking, users save battery and network operators can balance the traffic load to serve more users and provide them with a better experience.
3GPP has introduced initial support for vehicular communication in its Rel 14 specifications for improved safety and cooperative driving for the efficient use of infrastructure. The specifications support both direct communication between vehicles, vehicles and pedestrians and vehicle to infrastructure e.g. signaling systems and (active) information boards (device to device communication) as well as cellular communication with networks (cellular V2X). With the addition for the Sidelink protocol, the Effnet 5G UE protocol stack will support device to device communication and cellular V2X.
3GPP has introduced support for Internet of Things (IoT) via Cellular IoT (EC-GSM, LTE-M and NB-IoT) standards in its Rel 13 specifications. The aim is to efficiently support billions of devices which vary widely in terms of their processing power, battery life, cost and need for extended coverage. Cellular IoT will support numerous services including utility meters/smart meters, vending machines, automotive (fleet management, traffic management etc), security monitoring and reporting, medical monitoring and alarms/alerts. Depending on services provided, some of these devices will send/receive data infrequently at large intervals (e.g. various sensors/meters in the field) or frequently at regular intervals (e.g. cameras or security appliances).