||As appropriate, Network Operators and Service Providers should deploy security and reliability related software updates (e.g., patches, maintenance releases, dot releases) when available between major software releases. Prior to deployment, appropriate testing should be conducted to ensure that such software updates are ready for deployment in live networks. Equipment Suppliers should include such software updates in the next generic release and relevant previous generic releases.
||Cable; Internet/Data; Satellite; Wireless; Wireline
||Service Provider; Network Operator; Equipment Supplier
||Network Elements;Network Operations;Procedures;Software;Technical Support;
||Note: This Best practice could impact 9-1-1 operations.