According to the International Telecommunication Union, an agency of the United Nations, “95% of the worlds population live in an area that is covered by a mobile-cellular network.” This figure represents over seven billion people, and illustrates how telecommunications have permeated the global landscape.
With this many people using mobile technologies, it is clear that the world has grown dependent upon telecommunications in our day to day lives. The demand on technology has never been greater. Users expect their technologies to be dependable. Telecommunications companies are faced with many new challenges in light of this, which include:
- The need to handle ever-increasing demand, and keep the network running without outages
- The pressure to release new features their customers desire
- Outside forces driving prices lower
- An ever-evolving need to enhance the user experience
A critical aspect to ensure high reliability of telecommunications is rigorous testing for performance, scale, and conformance to standards. Testing is critical for every stage of the product development lifecycle and must support development from prototyping to deployment and maintenance. However, finding the right technology to support the variety of tests in a cost-effective way can be complicated and time-consuming.
Innovative testing tools and expertise are available to streamline these processes and enable companies to operate dependable networks without compromising time to market or quality. Leveraging modern technologies, such as RESTful APIs, companies like Valid8.com allow the testing process to be deeply integrated throughout the entire development process, ensuring early identification of any issue,s and peace of mind from development to deployment.
For more on performance, scale, and conformance testing for telecommunications networks, visit www.valid8.com.