Test company Spirent Communications is positioning itself as a player in network assurance, beyond its traditional base in lab testing. Spirent has launched a new initiative called “Promise. Assured.” and says that it will be focusing on “customer performance and revenues … for 5G, lifecycle service assurance and analytics, and cybersecurity. It will also explore new business opportunities in virtualization, autonomous vehicles and automotive.”
“As part of this initiative, we will expand development of products and services to accelerate creation of devices, applications and network equipment, and streamline operation of networks and services,” wrote Eric Hutchinson, Spirent’s CEO, in a statement on the initiative. “These efforts will see us leverage our innovation beyond the lab, where we are most known, into customer networks. Our vision is to ultimately automate all testing and introduce solutions for autonomous service assurance.”
Hutchinson added that Spirent has made increased investments in 5G, lifecycle service assurance and cybersecurity in support of the move.
“We recognize that our innovation across test, measurement, assurance, security and analytics also positions us to power emerging developments within network virtualization, automotive and autonomous vehicles,” he wrote. “While alliances and standards in these markets are still being developed, there is an urgency among many stakeholders to move forward now. Our solutions will provide the insights and confidence to support business cases that solidify go-to-market strategies. Whereas, we’ve traditionally been known best by the engineering teams in the customers we serve, we know that the intelligence and expertise we can provide will have impact throughout all levels of our customer organizations.” – RCR Wireless News