Ready? Go. You’ve got just a few seconds to satisfy users’ insatiable appetites for exciting, new, and fresh content before they seek out your competition.
By 2019, global revenue from telecom services is expected to reach 1.2 billion Euros. Keeping up with the rapid growth of new technologies, devices, operating systems and new competition greatly affects QA processes—and whether or not you meet release deadlines to keep users coming back. Mobile and fixed telecom providers as well as news and media companies must continue innovating to maintain and grow market share in the face of a stream of disruptive, new entrants.
Given the unique richness of media content, the relentless pace at which new technologies are introduced, and the lightning speed with which you have to move, your test teams have a lot on their plates. Like meeting sudden performance and scalability demands associated with a hot, new app or media release. Handling graphics-focused test cases and sites with constantly changing content. Working with a mix of custom and mainstream technologies. All this while ensuring core systems are responsive and robust under heavy loads. And, of course, you have to test presentation across all types of devices and platforms—mobile to desktop, Android to Windows, Chrome to Internet Explorer. At the same time, there’s testing for other key aspects in telecom—set top boxes and back-office systems.
It’s a tough gig.