Aricent Group’s Managed Testing Services Achieves Level 4 TMMi Certification in Record Six-Month Period

EAST BRUNSWICK, New Jersey & DUBLIN, Ireland – May 22, 2012 – The Aricent Group, a global innovation and technology services company, announced today at Management World Dublin 2012 that its Managed Testing Services (MTS) offering is the first to achieve a Test Maturity Model Integration(TMMi) Level 4 Certification in the UK. Based on the assessment conducted by TMMi-accredited software quality management firm, Experimentus, the certification process was completed in a record time of six months, underscoring the strength and experience of the Aricent Group in conjunction with Total Testing @UK Lab.

The TMMi Foundation is dedicated to improving testing and quality processes for all companies. The Foundation was founded as a non-profit organization by a number of leading test and quality practitioners worldwide to promote a standard TMMi model and its uptake as an international industry standard for assessing and rating an organization’s testing process capabilities.

As high-quality testing has become a critical factor for improving the probabilities of a new product’s commercial success, it is imperative to test for seamless integration into the network and broad interoperability with both new and legacy technologies. Additionally, products must be compliant with an increasing number of complex certification requirements, which vary based on geographic location. Aricent Group’s Managed Testing Services offering provides unparalleled expertise in testing end-to-end across the complete deployed telecommunications ecosystem. This encompasses the devices, radio access, backhaul, core network, OSS/BSS and application layer, and provides unique capabilities in accelerating new service launch with high quality. The TMMi Level 4 Certification has taken this proficiency and knowledge to the next level, ensuring that telecommunications clients will comply with all of the latest technology, industry, geographic, and governmental standards.

“Service providers require that telecom products, services and applications deployed in their networks perform flawlessly while achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction,” said Harkirit Singh Chanana, Assistant Vice President, EMEA of Aricent Group. “Being second in the world and first in the UK to be TMMi Level 4 Certified demonstrates the commitment of Aricent Group’s MTS offering to manage and deliver quality results for a ‘zero defect operation’ for service providers. The TMMi distinction validates the strength of our testing capabilities and clearly demonstrates how our testing services have a competitive edge within the global testing market.”

Experimentus, accredited by the TMMi Foundation for both its assessment method and consultants, has obtained global recognition for the work it has conducted with TMMi, helping organizations achieve quality testing methodologies through the implementation of practices to enable defect prevention.

“Progressively more companies are using TMMi qualifications as part of their evaluation criteria when selecting a testing services provider, motivating more service providers to use TMMi to measure and improve their own testing and quality control capabilities,” said Julian Clarke, Director of Sales and Marketing at Experimentus. “Being the first UK organization to achieve Level 4 TMMi Certification, Aricent Group’s MTS practice has accomplished a major feat in securing their position in the testing market.”

“On behalf of the TMMi Foundation, my congratulation goes out to Aricent’s MTS team. Achieving TMMi Level 4 maturity is a significant milestone and provides an industry benchmark for other service providers to achieve,” commented Dr. Richard Sykes, Chairman, TMMi Foundation.

About the Aricent Group

The Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company that helps clients imagine, commercialize, and evolve products and services for the connected world. Bringing together the communications technology expertise of Aricent with the creative vision and user experience prowess of frog, the Aricent Group provides a unique portfolio of innovation capabilities that seamlessly combines consumer insights, strategy, design, software engineering, and systems integration. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company’s investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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About Experimentus

Experimentus is an IT solutions and services company that specialises in software quality management. The range of solutions it provides helps organizations to reduce the risks associated with software development lifecycle and enables organizations to properly manage, control and measure existing IT applications.

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Johnny Truong
Americas: Sonus PR for Aricent Group
Tel: +1 415 830 4530

Martin Smith
Europe: Sonus PR for Aricent Group
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Marc Gebauer-Dunlop
Business Development Manager, Experimentus
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