Data Network Equipment and Telecom Service Provider labs utilize Glimmerglass solutions to automate equipment and network system testing, resulting in faster, more complete testing while reducing OPEX
Data Network Equipment Manufacturers and their customers, such as Telecommunication Service Providers, are constantly testing new equipment, upgraded equipment and new software. For Data Network Equipment Manufacturers, they need to test and verify the performance of their new as well as upgraded equipment before it is released for manufacturing and distribution to customers.
Data Equipment customers, such as Telecommunications Service Providers, Data Center Operators, Content Service Providers, Cloud Service Providers and Internet Peering Exchanges, need to verify the operation of the new equipment, not only against specifications, but also in real world network configurations with other types of equipment.
Glimmerglass solutions enable both Data Network Equipment Manufacturers and End Users to automate the testing process. Now the scenarios for testing of new equipment can be programmed. Thousands of test cases can be run, where in the past, test cases were limited to just verifying specifications.
By automating equipment testing, more complete, interactive testing can be completed while reducing the time to test and the OPEX associated with these tests.
The Swisscom lab had to figure out how to accelerate testing schedules ahead of the Optical Wavelength Network launch and its follow-on updates.
Using Glimmerglass Intelligent Optical Systems to configure the optical layer of the test bed has greatly reduced set up times and port cleaning costs. Moreover, the switching fabric is already prepared to configure tests of 40G and 100G equipment.