HCL Technologies introduces AI-Powered testing platform

HCL Technologies introduces AI-Powered testing platform

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, on Monday announced the launch AI-based testing platform HCL TURBO.

In a released issued, the company said the artificial intelligence (AI)-based, end-to-end testing automation platform, is aimed at communication service providers.  

HCL TURBO integrates with existing testing tools and equipment, and delivers intelligent test planning in which Internet bots utilise AI and analytics to plan test scenarios and provide automatic test orchestration.

Commenting on the development, HCL Technologies President of Engineering and R&D Services GH Rao said the emergence of virtualised and software-defined networks has significantly complicated network testing and fragmented accountability.

“HCL is directly addressing this shift by introducing an AI-based test lifecycle automation platform that seamlessly integrates into existing testing environments," he said.

Rao said HCL TURBO automates all phases of the test lifecycle from planning and execution to reporting, and works seamlessly across networks, devices, and application testing.

"It can be deployed in the cloud, on-premise, or in hybrid environments. In a beta customer deployment, a leading service provider reduced operational expenditures by 30% by re-using and integrating with their existing test infrastructure," said Rao.

IDC Infrastructure Services Vice President Curtis Price said as service providers invest in new technologies as part of their digital transformation, they are increasingly looking for testing solutions that help minimize the risk associated with deploying new technology.

"HCL TURBO utilises AI, analytics, and automation to offer significant advances over traditional testing solutions. TURBO provides a comprehensive end-to-end network testing solution for networks, devices, and applications that allows service providers to reduce technology risk, reduce operational expenditures, and accelerate time-to-market for new service launches," he said.

HCL TURBO is entering the market at a time when product testing, previously handled by device manufacturers, is now the responsibility of service providers.