Important Note: If using an SR400 on SmartOS 10.8.9.1 for FCC testing, please see this notice of a workaround for a testing issue causing missing reports. You will also need to see the HUBB Validation change notice for details on firmware versions needed to realize those fixes.
ADTRAN offers a variety of tools and services to address your FCC testing needs:
Network Performance Test (NPT) is a TR-143 based solution that enables providers to test their service delivery speeds (upload, download and latency) via Mosaic Device Manager using CPE devices deployed with the properly equipped firmware. This feature is fully compliant with FCC requirements including Connected America Fund (CAF) and ACAM program testing but has been expanded to encompass the general purposes of network performance testing.
It is this offering that is primarily discussed in this article, however, an alternative "Managed Service" offering is also briefly described below.
Testing infrastructure must be in place for conducting upload and download tests using Mosaic Device Manager's NPT feature. ADTRAN offers test servers as a subscription service or you can set up your own servers. Please contact your ADTRAN Sales representative to inquire about the subscription service part numbers below.
|1905SPTSSETUPL1||Initial one-time setup fee|
|1905SPTSTSRVCL1||Annual speed test server fee|
If you would like to build and maintain your own testing infrastructure, please see test server infrastructure requirements discussed here.
If you have just purchased a subscription to this service, begin here to learn about using the NPT feature of your Device Manager system.
ADTRAN offers Speed and Latency Test Managed Services (hereinafter, the “Managed Services”) to perform Connect America Fund (CAF) speed and latency testing on ADTRAN products only to assess compliance with the broadband performance requirements of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) associated with CAF (and similar FCC programs) support. The Managed Services provide Customers with a “turnkey” network performance testing solution that is compliant with FCC speed and latency requirements imposed in connection with support provided under Connect America Fund, WC Docket No. 10-90, including, without limitation, the testing requirements described in the Order (DA 18-710, 33 FCC Rcd 6509), released July 6, 2018, and the Order on Reconsideration (FCC 19-104), released Oct. 31, 2019 (collectively, as they may be modified, by the FCC, from time to time during the term of this Agreement, the “Test Requirements”).
The Managed Services include the performance by ADTRAN of functions related to setting up and administering FCC CAF compliance testing, including results data management and FCC performance report generation and formatting.
CAF Speed and Latency Test Managed Services
The Managed Services will comply with the Test Requirement and include the following tasks to be completed by ADTRAN:
Mosaic Device Manager's "Network Performance Test" (NPT) feature provides all the tools you'll need to collect and report the data required by the FCC. Mosaic Device Manager's online help system is accessible directly from the Device Manager application by selecting from the many "?" help icons found throughout the platform. Below are links directly to the articles related to Network Performance Testing.
Don't miss the video tutorials found at the end of each article. They augment the written materials, help to explain terminology and provide a walk-through of how to set up and conduct network performance tests.
Here you'll find a detailed, step-by-step description for conducting tests on individual devices as well as Bulk Operation driven tests for multiple CPE devices.
This training event was conducted live on June 3rd, 2021 and is a very comprehensive and informative class on the use of Mosaic Device Manager for FCC Testing. It is now available for playback at Adtran University. Use your adtran.com login to access this resource.
NOTE: You may need to click this link a second time after logging in to Adtran University.
SR3XX, SR5XX, and SR700AC (Broadcom chipset devices) run different firmware than the SR400AC (SmartOS CPE devices). The minimum and recommended firmware information for both types is maintained at the Network Performance Test - Preparation article in the Compatible Firmware table.
What version of Device Manager should I be running?
The NPT feature requires Mosaic Device Manager v10.5.0.2 minimum. If your plugins or instance need to be upgraded, please open a case requesting this with Product Support. See contact information at the bottom of this article.
When you procure a firmware update from Adtran in support of the devices you're managing with Device Manager, it is best practice to contact ADTRAN's Product Support team* to confirm whether new plug-ins to your Device Manager instance are also required.
*Contact information can be found at the bottom of this article
The Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) administers the Universal Service Fund under the direction of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The USAC.org web site offers a wealth of High Cost Universal Broadband (HUBB) related FAQs and other helpful articles. There you'll find topics of study including rules and requirements for their various programs, data submission specifications and much more.
Also, check this page regularly to view the latest webinar recording from USAC to prepare you for a successful HUBB filing of your test data.
The USAC.org site provides regularly updated information regarding their various programs and their requirements. ADTRAN recommends, visiting their site often to stay abreast of changes to existing programs and requirements, announcements regarding new programs and more. We also strongly urge you to confirm you are subscribed to the HUBB portal email distribution list.
Your subscription to the HUBB portal begins here.
A comprehensive article on troubleshooting common issues with FCC Testing is available in another article here on the ADTRAN Support Community.
Open a ticket with ADTRAN Product Support: