In telecom, quality assurance has always a business-critical function.
A basic criteria to ensure proper quality in the complex network environment of a modern telecommunication company is proper testing and verification of the network services using the latest smartphones and devices. With the introduction of Voice over LTE and VoWiFi, the voice services are a layer on top of the data services and merged together by using the same network layer. The quality assurance for data services (Internet) has to be regarded as equally important as for the former voice domain.
Not only businesses but also consumers — the whole society — are highly dependent on data services.
Therefore, the quality of all telco operations and the testing of the same has become pivotal for operators, their customers, and regulators and makes automated testing indispensable.
Prepare Your Network for 5G
5G demands more frequent, innovative testing strategies.
Is your network ready for latency rates of 1 millisecond? The advent of 5G means customers expect speeds of up to 100 times faster than current networks, thanks to much greater bandwidth and exponentially lower latency rates. Read moreRunning 5G actually exceeds the capabilities of current physical fibre optics. The new demands associated with 5G also means that telcos must rethink their network testing strategies and introduce a state of the art verification of their network based on a modern and future proof test automation solution. For example, in the 5G era, testing with real end devices will be absolutely necessary, because service testing cannot be successfully completed without verification of the customer’s endpoint. Our automated testing solution offers a proven method for navigating an ever-more-complex testing environment and with the SEGRON ATF the bridge between the network service verification and the control of an out of the box 5G phone is enabled. This combination allows a nearly unlimited application area in terms of the automated 5G service verification.
Keep up with the proliferation of connected devices. The incredible volume and variety of connected devices continue to rise. And with the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT), customers will expect constant connectivity on everything from their watches and phones to their cars, refrigerators, and much more. As the number of devices keeps increasing, so do demands on telco operators’ device testing–the devices themselves will require conformance and service testing, while networks will need more exhaustive verification and quality assurance testing. And all of this at a time when service verification has already become much more complex and difficult. Given all these conditions, automated device testing is a natural solution to overcome the rising testing demand and shorten the required testing throughput.
Streamline testing operations and reduce costs. What kinds of tools are on your testing bench? As telecommunications evolve, so should those tools. For instance, a modern testing lab needs to cover the complete functional spectrum starting from 2G towards VoLTE/VoWifi ending up with 5G. To maintain all these technologies considering the complex interworking and interfaces between the Radio, Core and Access part in the voice and data are permanent monitoring and verification of the lab is required to ensure the lab performance and stability. With a modern test automation solution, either heartbeat testing or even more complex service availability testing can be done on a regular basis. The operators can save long lead times for the lab preparation and avoid potentially cost-prohibitive investments needed for lab cleanup and troubleshooting during running projects, which are further causing delays in launching new services. With a trusted test automation partner and solution you can keep your lab up to date, reflecting your live network as close as possible.
Complex technologies require efficient verification processes. It’s no secret that telecommunications networks have become much more complex in the past decades. Operators must test and maintain 2G, 3G, and LTE radio access networks in parallel. The future brings 5G, network virtualization, and an explosion in IoT-enabled devices, which will only further complicate the network verification process. Pair this with higher expectations from customers, who increasingly rely on a host of connected devices, and it’s easy to see why automated network verification would be an exceptionally wise choice. Thanks to many years of international experience, our network verification engineers bring broad technical knowledge and expertise in automated testing. They specialize in speeding up verification and delivering reproducible results. SEGRON verification engineers use hardware and software tools developed in-house, and we tailor our services to accommodate your needs.
Our range of services
For more information about our automated end-to-end test tools, click here to learn more SEGRON’s Automated Testing Framework.
- Voice over LTE (VoLTE), VoWiFi
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Mobile CS networks (Circuit Switched)
- Mobile PS networks (Legacy and Evolved Packet Core)
- Radio Access Network (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G)
- Mobility (handover, SRVCC)
- Fixed networks (POTS, ISDN, VoBB, among others)
- Signalling protocols