Largest British Mobile Communications Company EE Renews and Expands QualiTest’s Mobile Network Testing Contract With Two Year Commitment; Reaffirms QualiTest’s Leadership in Telecom Testing
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[London, September 28th, 2017] – QualiTest Group, one of the world's leading independent software testing companies, today announced that it has been re-selected by EE, the largest and most advanced mobile communications company in the UK, for a two year contract to provide mobile network testing to EE's Test and Quality Assurance division, supporting more than 30 million connections. Qualitest was selected due to their position as a pure-play independent and focused testing consultancy with a proven track record in providing value to EE.
The reselection by EE followed a competitive bidding process to continue providing mobile network testing to the company’s Test and Quality Assurance branch. As part of this materially larger commitment, QualiTest will continue to provide its advanced testing methods for the British mobile network operator. The two-year contract, a notable evolution from the past quarterly commercial set-up, includes expanded and advanced testing offerings.
The re-selection of QualiTest as EE’s software testing provider of choice signals the continuation of Telco Network Testing services that QualiTest has provided EE for over 10 years. These services include flexible resourcing, results-based models, and managed crowd solutions, as well as system integration testing alongside, and fully integrated with, the internal EE testing team.
QualiTest’s EE team consists of over 100 software testers on various sites, both on and offshore. The skilled offshoring component, along with elements of automated testing established by the deal will drive efficiency while significantly reducing costs. QualiTest’s flexible results-based delivery measures success by the number of defects found—effectively minimizing the risk of software and network failure
"This contract maintains the long-term partnership our two organisations have enjoyed for many years involving countless successful projects," said David Cotterell Chief Operating Officer of QualiTest Group. "We look forward to our continued partnership with EE while delivering best-in-class testing services that support EE’s wide customer base across a vast service network.”
BT Group’s EE pioneered the UK’s first 4G mobile network, which is extensive and covers 99% of the UK’s population.
About QualiTest Group
QualiTest is the world’s second largest pure play software testing and quality assurance specialist. QualiTest designs and delivers solutions that leverage deep industry-specific understanding with cutting-edge, testing technology. QualiTest offers a wide range of personalized testing solutions with years of expertise in the technology, telecom, healthcare, finance, defense, media, utilities and retail industries. With offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and India, the company serves over 500 customers and employs thousands of experienced professionals worldwide.
EE, part of BT Group, is the largest and most advanced mobile communications company in the UK, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers. EE runs the UK's biggest and fastest mobile network, having pioneered the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012 and was the first European operator to surpass 14 million 4G customers in December 2015. EE has more than 550 shops across the UK. EE's 4G coverage extends to more than 80% of the UK’s landmass (equal to more than 99% of the UK population) and EE has an ambition to extend 4G to 95% UK geographic coverage by 2020.