Mobileum has announced that it is acquiring Developing Solutions, a network testing software provider that focuses on core network testing for load and lab use cases covering 3G, 4G, 5G and IMS. Developing Solutions, which is based in Texas, was founded in 2002 and is a long-standing partner of Mobileum.
“The acquisition of Developing Solutions is a natural step in Mobileum’s evolution,” commented Bobby Srinivasan, CEO of Mobileum, whose company has continued to grow its suite of offerings following its 2016 acquisition by Audax Private Equity. “With the advent of 5G, operators must adapt to market changes faster, while still maintaining the highest standard of service performance. Therefore, it’s increasingly important that carriers have integrated core testing capabilities that transcend the 5G ecosystem, and the power to monitor the performance of high-density data within a backdrop of networks that are increasingly complex, automated and dynamic.”
John Minnis, CEO and Founder of Developing Solutions commented that as the launch of 5G standalone networks, new IoT use cases, and network slicing continue to accelerate, the ability for telecom operators to fully automate their testing of new services and applications will be critical to increasing their business agility. “By joining Mobileum, we will be able to offer our customers a fully integrated, unified solution that encompasses all of their testing needs – from the lab to the live network,” he said.
The acquisition will enable the integration of Developing Solutions’ dsTest product with Mobileum’s Active Testing solution, SITE. The combined solution will provide telecom operators with end-to-end testing and verification solutions for the entire network and service lifecycle, from lab to production. This will create a customisable, end-to-end application testing platform that easily integrates with other automation tools and reduces operational costs by supporting automated testing in a Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) environment.
The combination of the two companies will result in extensive 5G core emulation, API testing and 5G test automation capabilities, as well as facilitating the development and deployment of new tests, improving flexibility and allowing users to address any 5G test scenarios – leading to faster service launches and lower operational costs. The acquisition will also strengthen Mobileum’s engineering team and enhance its 5G core network skills and expertise.
Terms were not disclosed.