Network Testing


At atom, we offer services to test individual network elements as well as end-to-end scenarios at network lab and in trial and live networks. These services help Communication Service Providers (CSP) eliminate any unpredictability associated with launching new networks or services. We offer complete network integration testing services including setting up of labs for testing, multi-vendor trial networks and providing post deployment support.

Network Testing Expertise

  • Over 5000test engineers with strong domain knowledge of applications and networks in the entire Telecom ecosystem
  • Product engineering experience while working with network equipment vendors
  • Involved in development and testing of core and access elements resulting in thorough understanding of end-to-end network
  • Best practices leveraged through more than 1200 man years of network testing experience
  • Deep expertise in setting-up and running test labs for multiple Tier 1 customers

Cost Optimization

  • Usage of in-house developed automation framework (EzFrame) and readymade test suites would extensively reduce the automation cost, by saving on Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) tools license cost, and provide quicker time to market advantage

Our Advantage

  • High degree of security and confidentiality of work products and data
  • Streamlined processes managed by testing experts
  • Centralized repository for reusable test suites
  • Expertise with methodologies such as agile, risk-based approach, etc
  • Quick turnaround time for field issues by following the sun model way of working
  • Global presence gives advantage of managing time zones to achieve extended cycle times
  • Truck roll reduction through improved test reliability
  • Remote automation and testing help cost rationalization
  • Converged testing results in qualitative and quantitative benefits for cycle time and test coverage

Before deployment of a new technology or new release, service providers need to ensure the readiness of network elements and components, often delivered by multiple manufacturers. We offer the following pre-deployment testing services, often done in a trial lab

Single Vendor Conformance Testing (SVCT): Conduct SVCT in model lab. Highlight equipment related issues to the vendor for resolution.test_offerings

Multi Vendor Conformance and Interoperability Testing (MVCT/IOT): Conduct MVCT in model lab through IOT. Highlight issues identified and work with the involved vendors to achieve a resolution.

Proof-of-Concept and Hot-house Management: Conduct hot-houses or proof-of-concept development of network applications to validate features to be realized in the end network or service.

Network Test Automation: Develop automated test suites for regression testing of network business scenarios in deployments that span across multiple releases.

Security Compliance Testing: Testing of multi-vendor network elements in-line with the customer specific security policies.

Network Load Testing: Perform load tests in the model-lab using traffic generators to validate the non-functional aspects of a network.

Vendor Drop Management: Coordinate with vendors to ensure timely arrival of individual vendor components and software loads. This makes sure that test cycles are executed per schedule.

  • As a vendor neutral party, we can provide a single accountable interface for network testing, liaising directly with equipment vendors and avoiding “blame-game” delays.
  • A combination of onsite resource and supporting experts in our offshore centers of excellence will ensure that the issues are quickly identified, analyzed and resolved.
  • In depth understanding of networks across various technology domains ranging from 2G, Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), 3G, 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) in wireless space and wire line, broadband and cable.
  • Testing experience obtained while providing network testing services for Tier 1 service providers and product development support to Tier 1 equipment vendors.
  • Expertise built through product engineering and network engineering support provided for and proof of concept (POC) done for network elements and realization of end-to-end services.
  • Simulators with ability to modify, edit and control scenarios, procedures and parameters through online scripting.
  • Ready to use test suites as per scenarios defined by 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards.
  • Ability to identify and resolve issues across interfaces in a multivendor network deployment scenario.
  • Expertise to consult for interworking and overlay network scenario of LTE with 3G network and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS ).
  • Ability to validate, certify and deploy services end-to-end.

Service Offerings

Certifying a network before deployment is of immense importance to a communication service provider (CSP) such as telecom companies and multiple system operators (MSO) such as carriers and cable operators. We provide the Go and No-Go decision for deploying a network for launch of a service.

We interact with our customers much before the actual service offerings to develop a shared vision, product and technology roadmap and a concrete plan to take the offerings to market. We also help our customers create customized offerings to address the needs of specific geographies and market segments. Our offerings are:

  • Network Lab Commissioning and Management
  • Pre-Deployment Network Testing Services
  • Network Integration Testing
  • First Office Application (FOA)/First Field Acceptance (FFA) /Trial Launch support
  • Test Automation Services