FiberHome deploys Spirent’s Velocity Lab to automate testbed setup process

Spirent Communications Plc (LSE: SPT) said FiberHome has deployed its Velocity Lab as a service platform to automate the Chinese networking and telecommunication equipment provider's testbed setup process, decreasing setup time from more than a week to only a few minutes. FiberHome sets up hundreds of testbeds in its networking test labs weekly, and with Velocity it can rapidly verify and release new optical networking equipment, while enhancing product quality at the same time.

Spirent Communications Plc (LSE: SPT) said FiberHome has deployed its Velocity Lab as a service platformto automate the Chinese networking and telecommunication equipment provider's testbed setup process, decreasing setup time from more than a week to only a few minutes. FiberHome sets up hundreds of testbeds in its networking test labs weekly, and with Velocity it can rapidly verify and release new optical networking equipment, while enhancing product quality at the same time, says Spirent.

With several devices under test simultaneously and various test instruments and configurations, FiberHome's complex legacy testbed resulted in a testbed setup process that could took longer than the actual test run time. FiberHome chose to automate their lab operations to address this concern by deploying Velocity Lab, which Spirent maintains is capable of completely automating testbed setup, enabled by close integration with FiberHome's current test platforms and equipment.

"Velocity's ability to set up testbeds quickly and efficiently has reduced our testbed setup time by over 90%, dramatically increasing our testing capacity," said Hu Guohua, general manager of FiberHome's Networking business unit testing department. "In addition, Velocity's dashboards help us share equipment across teams more efficiently, reducing equipment costs substantially. Beyond these key benefits, we selected Velocity due to Spirent's commitment to understanding our test automation goals and ability to achieve them."

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