BT has scaled up its deployment of StormTest Development Center, and made S3 Group its preferred supplier for test automation and monitoring.
S3 Group's video test automation platform, StormTest Development Center, provides BT with service validation capabilities that encompass CPE, headend, and business and operations support systems (B/OSS). BT hopes to improve its test coverage and reduce the time required for testing from months to weeks – and reduce the product test cycle by up to 50 per cent.
"StormTest Development Center allows us to validate the end-to-end customer experience, rigorously testing services prior to deployment, and ensuring they meet the highest quality standards when in production," said Greg McCall, COO for television and content at BT. "Notably, it enables us to efficiently and reliably deliver rapid innovation, while improving the quality and stability of BT's video services."
BT's teams leverage StormTest Development Center to test the BT Vision and YouView user interfaces, EPG navigation, new software build integration, the impact of billing changes, and to assess video performance in a live environment.
"BT is a pioneer in IPTV, and we are very proud to enhance our role in their video deployments," said Philip Brennan, VP of TV technology at S3 Group. "BT's choice of S3 Group as its preferred video testing and monitoring supplier for BT TV further demonstrates our continued leadership helping operators transition to a more automated means to assess video performance and service readiness."