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The deployment of the LTE (Long Term Evolution) is picking up pace in many countries and these networks are deployed alongside the existing 2G/3G services. LTE/LTE-A networks offer higher data rates and reduced delay to the subscribers. Today's mobile networks consist of equipment from multiple vendors and they are called multiple vendor networks. Interoperability testing is important at initial network launch and during network expansion. This paper discusses a typical problem related to interoperability testing along with the test results and the issues faced during the testing. The test results discussed in the paper are obtained from three scenarios-before testing, during testing and after testing. The test results are used to study the impact on network performance.