MEF 67 Service Activation Testing for IP Services
This document specifies Service Activation Testing (SAT) of IP Service Attributes as defined in MEF 61.1.
The document addresses activation of Internet Protocol Virtual Connections (IPVCs), IPVC End Points (IPVC EPs), User Network Interfaces (UNIs), and UNI Access Links. It provides both configuration and performance testing methodologies. Access to the service under test is gained via Service Activation Measurement Points (SAMPs) or Test Head Connection Points (THCPs). SAT is performed using various types of IP Test Equipment (IPTE) to generate and collect test packets. Packet Delay and Loss measurements are performed on these test packets. Additional metrics are then calculated based on these measurements. Service Activation Criteria (SAC) are agreed to by the Subscriber and Service Provider and are used to determine if a given test methodology passes or fails. Upon completion of the SAT methodologies, a Test Report can be provided to the Subscriber.
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