Learn how HeadSpin works with Telcos and large organizations around the world to monitor and improve 5G user experience, improve OTT streaming experience, test data and messaging services, validate device compatibility, and deploy software at the edge.
Validation of 5G compatible pre-release devices using HeadSpin
About the customer
America's largest high speed internet, video and phone providers.
Validation of 5G compatible pre release mobile devices
Ensuring holistic evaluation of devices without any security concerns
HeadSpin deployed on-prem appliances in client’s premises to test pre release device models
HeadSpin was deployed as part of client’s 5G lab to be used for pre validation of 5G compatible devices.
Reverse bridge was used to collect data from the devices in the field and analyzed using HeadSpin AI engine to ensure all these edge devices work as expected on all kinds of applications, device & network combinations.
Multiple device based KPIs (such as battery, voltage, CPU etc.) were analyzed
Enabled secure testing of pre release device models using on prem setup.
Reduction in time to market for new device release.
HeadSpin - A Unique Platform for Digital Success
Expert system machine learning models for measuring performance & QoE and providing recommendations and insights.
Secure & Easy to Use
No SDK or changes to application code required. Easy to learn and use for developers, testers, ops & product teams. Enterprise-grade security.
Reference-free Video MOS
Measures the holistic subjective quality of video as it would be rated by a jury of users—only MOS on the market that does not rely on other metrics for results.
Global Device Cloud
Thousands of real SIM-enabled devices in 90+ locations worldwide—test apps under real world conditions (iOS, Android, OTT, mobile & desktop browsers).
Extensive Test Frameworks
No proprietary test framework—saves scripting efforts and avoids vendor lock in. Native to Appium & Selenium. Easy configuration using webdriver URL & device bridge capabilities.
Comprehensive library of REST APIs enables a diversity of workflows without user intervention. Including biometrics, audio, video and more.
Data & Insights
Extensive KPI data collection. Code, network, and device visibility. Ability to integrate with service management. SQL DB can be exported for external analysis.
Build-over-build comparison across metrics, locations, devices and sessions with deep linking into regression issues. Custom annotations, metadata tagging.
Purpose-built appliance enables end-to-end visibility, security, flexibility, stability and portability. Hosted, on-prem, or 3rd party managed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What is OSS testing in telecom?
Ans: OSS or Operations Support Systems refers to the information processing systems leveraged by operators to manage their communications networks. OSS supports back office operations like service activation, provisioning, and bandwidth management that help users within telco operations.
Q2. Why is 5G testing important?
Ans: 5G showcases complex use cases and architectural advancements that encompass core, transport, RAN, and fiber network elements simultaneously. This requires advanced emulation and verification technology in the 5G test lab that is scalable to full 5G deployment in the field.
5G fiber networks also require much higher speed, bandwidth, reliability, and synchronization, while network function virtualization and edge computing introduce added visibility obstacles. As a result, the dynamics of 5g networks require automated, real-time intelligence platforms to effectively test for the performance network optimization of 5G.
Q3. What is LTE Protocol Testing?
Ans: LTE technology is primarily based on a 3GPP standard that provides a downlink speed of up to 150 Mbps and an uplink speed of up to 50 Mbps. LTE protocol is held to 3GPP's high standards and requires testing accordingly. Engineers are required to perform protocol tests along with functional tests to make sure that the protocols function efficiently and comply with the 3GPP LTE specifications.
Q4. What are some of the types of tests to be performed with telecom testing solutions?
Ans: Primary types of testing performed on telecom software include:
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