TOPS Council


The TOPS Council Testbeds Focus Group is evaluating various industry initiatives that call for testbeds to validate aspects of the migration to All-IP (e.g., numbering evolution, IP-NNI routing, authenticated caller-ID). Individual testbeds focus on one specific problem, but duplicate many functions that are common to all testbeds. As a result, these individual testbeds are inefficient to implement and maintain.

The scope of the Focus Group is to:

  • Evaluate existing testbed activities and proposals to identify common requirements
  • Determine if there would be value in combining separate activities into a common testbed support capability

The Testbeds Focus Group has created an Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) governing testing work. Below are companies that have executed NDAs.

Testbeds NDA Signatories


Gary Richenaker, iconectiv