Amdocs has launched its Amdocs Core Network Testing Service, enabling service providers to deliver superior customer experience by ensuring high service quality, while reducing total cost of network ownership and accelerating time to market for new services.
By eliminating multiple vendor testing cycles that increase operational costs and delay service introductions, the new service will address the growing complexity of physical and virtualized networks as well as new network technologies and services such as 4G LTE and VoLTE.
The Amdocs Core Network Testing Service provides test scoping and planning, network equipment testing, interoperability testing, pilot testing, network test lab management and device certification for both physical and virtualized network functions (NFV) testing.
By using a common Amdocs BEAT framework and methodologies powered by data analytics, Amdocs can unify and automate IT and network testing activities, including operational and business support systems, and now the network packet core.
"Service providers are introducing advanced LTE services and transforming to open virtualized networks to improve service agility," said Ann Hatchell, head of network marketing at Amdocs. “We are seeing strong demand to deploy new network features at an accelerated rate, requiring faster and rigorous testing cycles across complex multivendor physical and virtual networks.”
Hatchell said Amdocs brings a vendor-neutral approach to core network testing with strong network credentials in orchestration, policy and service control, and analytics, along with extensive experience in RAN and SON testing tools and practices.