The rapid transformation in telecommunications industry has resulted in rapid transformation of the ecosystem. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are working aggressively to either build new networks or enhance existing ones to support new technologies and growing end user demands. As CSPs rush to deliver differentiated service offerings, they face numerous challenges in an effort to provide high quality and experience on the new service while ensuring that the existing offerings are not impacted. At the same time Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs) face the challenge of keeping pace with CSPs requirements and ensuring consistent quality on their products.
Optimization of test cycles has emerged as a key requirement for CSPs and TEMs alike. Test automation is a key enabler for this requirement which can help minimize guess work and human error and at the same free up resources to focus on scenarios that require manual intervention.
We have one of the largest Communications testing practice with over 5000 engineers covering the entire spectrum of testing to CSPs, TEMs and communications focused Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and enterprises. We have over 200 man years of experience in test automation on different proprietary and off-the-shelf automation platforms. Our test automation services help customers to apply best practices, industry standard methodologies, tools and implement automation effectively to achieve the optimum return on their investments.
We offer end-to-end test automation services from automation planning to tool selection and script development to test execution monitoring and reporting for a wide variety of equipment and network interfaces.
We enabled a major vendor of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) equipment to automate over 17000 test cases over a period of six months. We enabled the customer to reduce the test cycles by 70 percent and optimize the time to market by 2 months.
Our test automation expertise spans across device and network testing. We also have strategic partnership with some of the leading test automation solution providers.
"EZ-Frame" - In-house automation framework We have developed an in-house test automation framework "EZ-Frame" built on open source software. The framework has been successfully used to automate several customer projects and helped our customers achieve over 90 percent automation yielding savings up to 65 percent on testing efforts.
- Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
- Socket Interfaces via Telnet or Secure Shell (SSH)
- Socket Interfaces via Terminal
- Supports Web based Graphical User Interface (GUI) automation
- Supports basic Integrated Development Environment (IDE) functionalities along with support for:
- Creating new project
- Editing project files
- Executing project
- Project Code Browsers
- Drag and drop functionalities
- Auto update tree
- Procedure definition functionalities
End-to-End Test Automation of a Mobile Internet Gateway
We provided complete automation solution for a Tier 1 CSP for end-to-end testing of their mobile internet gateway. The work involved evaluation and selection of the right automation tool and a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) approach for automating the test cases. We were successful in achieving 72 percent automation in six months and reducing the test cycle time from 4 weeks to two days.
Automation of Layer 2 and Layer 3 Features
We provided automation solution for a US based Tier 1 TEM by developing libraries and scripts for layer 2 and layer 3 features of the datacom product. We were successful in achieving 73 percent of automation and reducing the execution duration by 42 percent. The automation scripts were reusable and helped in identifying 36 uncovered issues.