BBF.398 Test Service

BBF.398 is a test standard specifically established for measuring wireless performances in terms of 6 aspects, which are RF capability, throughput performance, spatial consistency, airtime fairness, connection capability, and stability/robustness. Allion is the Authorized Test Lab of the Broadband Forum BBF.398 Program and we offer the necessary equipment and years of RF experience to help you learn the overall performance of your wireless devices.


Allion is the Approved Test Laboratory of Broadband Forum’s BBF.398 Program

What is BBF.398?

In the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019), the Broadband Forum (BBF) launched the world’s first in-premises Wi-Fi performance standard—TR-398 (now known as BBF.398). This new standard is established to tackle issues such as slow internet connections, insufficient coverage, and interferences that will affect user experiences.

BBF.398 is the next generation of WT-398 and is mainly established to qualify the performances of 802.11n/ac/ax (Wi-Fi 4, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 6) based routers.

BBF.398 test cases include but are not limited to verify the following 6 aspects:

Allion provides one-stop testing to enhance the performance of your wireless devices

Allion’s test labs and facilities are built to satisfy the performance tests of wireless devices. Our testing equipment and wireless testing chambers can help vendors verify their products from the following aspects, which are stated by the Broadband Forum:

The abovementioned test cases are excerpted from Wi-Fi Residential & SOHO Performance Testing, Issue 2 released in March 2021. For information on the latest Issue 2, please contact us directly at

Wireless Testing Equipment: Allion Wireless Equipment (AWE)

Allion Wireless Equipment (AWE) is a wireless testbed developed by Allion. It supports testing of the performance and standards of wireless devices, including the BBF.398 test program. AWE incorporates small shielding boxes and attenuators that enable the simulation of distance and environmental variables. This design helps achieve necessary test variables for a variety of performance tests and reproduce consistent test results, which is beneficial for debugging and analyzing issues. In addition, AWE allows for control path switching between boxes through its automation software, significantly shortening set-up time and simplifying the testing process. AWE also supports Wi-Fi mesh tests and the latest technologies, such as Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be). For more information, please click on the link below:

Allion Wireless Equipment (AWE) Solution

Tests supported by AWE:

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