||Hardware & Software Quality Assurance: Network Operators, Service Providers and Equipment Suppliers should consider ensuring that outsourcing of hardware and software includes a quality assessment, functional testing and security testing by an independent entity.
||Cable; Internet/Data; Satellite; Wireless; Wireline
||Service Provider; Network Operator; Equipment Supplier
||Contractors and Vendors;Corporate Ethics;Hardware;Network Elements;Policy;Software;
||Independent entities do not include the source supplier. Quality and security testing may include the following: GR929 (RQMS), GR815, TL9000.