Tech Mahindra Selects Fanfare iTest Test Automation Product

Tech Mahindra, a global systems integrator and leading provider of IT solutions to the telecom industry, and Fanfare, the leading innovative testing solutions provider, have announced a global partnership to deliver offerings that are geared to meet the increasing demand of test automation solutions from Telecom Equipment Manufacturers (TEMs), Telecom Service Providers (TSPs), and enterprises.

Tech Mahindra will use iTest®, Fanfare’s flagship test automation product, to expand its test offerings and build a test practice around it. Using iTest, Tech Mahindra will create vertical test assets that target the needs of global TSPs for service delivery and regulatory compliance. This will include compliance testing for next generation technologies like IPv6 and LTE, as well as end-to-end testing on emerging services such as IPTV, data over wireless, and WiMAX. Tech Mahindra will also jointly go to the market along with Fanfare to provide professional services in the form of consultancy, tool migration and test interface development to meet the increasing global demand for test automation solutions.

“This partnership enables Tech Mahindra to strengthen its position as an end-to-end testing services provider both on the TEM and the TSP sides. Through this partnership the two companies will address a wider complement of customers globally to meet their testing needs,” said Atul Kunwar, Chief Business Development Officer, Tech Mahindra. “Using iTest as the cornerstone of our testing practice, we are building vertical packaged offerings, in areas such as IPv6, WiMAX, IPTV etc to help our customers accelerate product and service releases without compromising quality,” added Atul.

iTest is a comprehensive testing solution that accommodates for standardization of device testing of heterogeneous systems. iTest ensures early identification and resolution of bugs for enhanced network quality deployment and maintenance. iTest enables the transferability of test assets and a common platform for communication. Because test assets can be leveraged, collaboration between teams and across companies is simplified and speedier bug verification and resolution is possible.

“Tech Mahindra is widely recognized and respected in the services, testing and outsourcing market, so the decision to standardize their testing practice on Fanfare solutions is significant,” said Tom Ryan, president and CEO of Fanfare. “Their confidence in Fanfare is a clear signal that the market is ready to embrace standardized, automated testing practices, and we are pleased to be at the forefront of this shifting dynamic,” Ryan continued. “Ultimately this agreement gives our customers additional options for solving their testing needs by either augmenting their in-house teams, or outsourcing a project. This ensures customers will be able to leverage the automated testing assets that are generated to drive costs down and reduce time to market.”

About Fanfare
Fanfare provides software solutions to high-tech equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises that simplify and accelerate device and system testing. Developers and testers create and share automated tests that control and analyze results from multiple devices, traffic generators, and applications while automatically documenting each test with pass-fail criteria. With Fanfare solutions, companies can move along the path toward automation while accelerating QA cycles, reducing time to market, and increasing the quality of released products. Industries such as communications, aerospace and defence, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and medical devices have benefited from Fanfare products.

About Tech Mahindra
Tech Mahindra is a leading provider of solutions and services to the telecommunications industry, majority stake owned by Mahindra & Mahindra, in partnership with BT Plc. With total revenues of USD 934.7 million in the year ended March 31, 2008, Tech Mahindra is India’s 6th largest software exporter, and serves telecom service providers, equipment manufacturers, software vendors and systems integrators. Tech Mahindra solutions enable clients to maximize returns on IT investment by achieving fast time to market reduced total cost of ownership and high customer satisfaction. Tech Mahindra achieves this through its domain and process expertise, distinctive IT skills, research and development, proven innovative delivery models and approach to off-shoring. Assessed at SEI-CMMi Level 5 and PCMM Level 5, Tech Mahindra’s track record for value-delivery is supported by over 23,000 professionals who provide a unique blend of culture, domain expertise and in-depth technology skill-sets. Its development centers are ISO 9001:2000 & BS7799 certified. Tech Mahindra has principal offices in the UK, United States, Germany, UAE, Egypt, Singapore, India, Thailand & Australia.