About the HATS Forum
What's New
Introduction of HATS
Role and Mission of the HATS Forum
 HATS Forum Activities
What are interoperability tests of telecommunication equipment?
necessity of interoperability
Major Equipment Tested for Interoperability and number of equipment
HATS Forum Activities and Flow of New Product Development
Activities of Test Implementation Liaison Committee
interoperability test results
 Demonstration Committee
 Relatated Organization, etc
"Overview of HATS"
Seminar on ITU-T hot topics for Standardization (Mar del Plata, Argentina, 2 September 2009)
Result of HATS Interoperability Event on NGN supported by ITU-T
Report of HATS Interoperability Workshop on NGN supported by ITU
HATS Interoperability event on NGN supported by ITU and APT

What are interoperability tests of telecommunication equipment?

If each manufacturer developed products using own protocols, products by differing manufacturers would not be able to communicate with each other.

In order to unify these protocols, manufacturers and telecommunication carriers of each country are taking part in an international organization to create industry-wide standards.

However, even if standards exist, different equipment often cannot communicate with each other because the interpretation of the standards is different among manufacturers.

To avoid this problem, manufacturers conduct interoperability tests in the product development stage so that consumers don't have to worry about newly purchased equipment communicating with other equipment regardless of manufacturer.

This allows the design of systems which freely combine equipment by different manufacturers.

It is such interoperability activities which are central to the HATS(Harmonization of Advanced Telecommunication Systems) Forum.

By conducting interoperability tests on various equipment, the HATS Forum aims to assure interoperability to users and at the same time, facilitate the design of systems and networks.
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