Why CSPs and NEPs need to collaborate to reduce time to service for equipment and applications?
To learn why, join the IBM webcast “Testing is not my job, it is OUR job!” on Dec 8 at 11 AM EST.
|For Network Equipment Providers (NEPs) and Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to be successful today, they must collaborate on three fronts: |
1. NEPs need to collaborate with the CSPs to ensure that the CSPs requirements are met in the delivered equipment. To do so, they need to properly test the equipment they built for the CSPs, prior to delivery and integration. Having reusable tests for this equipment will be useful during the integration phase.
2. NEPs and CSPs need to jointly determine the integration tests and the desired results to ensure compatibility, throughput, QoS, etc. Agreement on the tests and continuous close collaboration between the NEPs and CSPs during testing is essential to quickly get solutions to problems with either the equipment or the integration.
3. Even after the equipment is delivered, tested, and installed in the production environment, CSPs still need to test in preparation of the deployment of new application and services or for new equipment deployed. Access to the original testing environment and a maintained collaboration environment will ensure continued success in the relationship with their NEPs.
This webcast will discuss how solutions from Rational and Spirent provide the test management, reporting and collaboration infrastructure that support the different interactions between NEPs and CSPs, significantly reducing the total time to accept new equipment and applications into service.
Moshe Cohen, IBM Rational, Offering Manager, Quality Management Solutions
Charles Rivet, IBM Rational, Telecommunication Industry Offering Manager
Martin Bakal, IBM Rational, Electronics Industry Offering Manager