TM Forum has announced the launch of a Certified Compliance Testing program. The new program offers reassurance to communications service providers seeking to future-proof their IT architecture through use of TM Forum’s proven and flexible set of Solution Frameworks (NGOSS).
The Certified Compliance Testing service will allow suppliers to test and certify adherence of their products to TM Forum frameworks and standards through a combination of prescribed self-testing and external verification. The Forum’s Information Framework (SID) is the first framework to be made available for certified compliance testing.
Products which successfully pass the tests, which are independently verified by the Forum, will be awarded a TM Forum Compliance Mark for each framework they successfully adopt.
“The Compliance Mark illustrates a supplier’s commitment to interoperability, and provides reassurance to customers seeking standards-based, flexible ‘plug and play’ solutions,” said Martin Creaner, TM Forum president. “With TM Forum’s flexible set of Solution Frameworks playing an increasingly central role in service providers’ IT architecture, an ability to prove compliance to these standards will set companies apart from their competitors.”
The Forum will publish a publicly available directory, including assessment scores, of approved products which qualify for the Compliance Mark.