- Date 15 Sep 2020
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has shown how important it is for companies to operate remotely. In fact, it's the difference between completing a task or facing extensive delays for businesses relying on new, certified equipment for day-to-day activities, Chris O’Conor, Regional VP, Service Provider Sales at HUBER+SUHNER Polatis said today. According to O’Conor organisations are under intense pressure to rapidly test and deliver enhanced network services, validate new equipment and quickly resolve customer issues. To do this they must get more out of their network system test resources. In today's ever- changing business climate, automating test infrastructure and resources is vital to increase test capacity while reducing costs.
O'Conor added that testing and certification of new devices prior to deployment in networks depends on technicians. Typically, this is done on-site in confined spaces within test laboratories where each device is manually patched to test equipment, which may make it difficult to comply with social distancing requirements. The longer it takes to certify new equipment and new services relying on a manual test lab operation, the longer it will take to generate higher revenues and gain a competitive advantage – making fast, repeatable and agile lab operations crucial to reduce time to market.