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Ian Carpenter President/CEO of Valid8

Valid8 is a network testing company with 18 years of proven results. We do things differently.

We believe testing tools should start with a flexible and affordable base that can be easily customized so that clients only pay for what they need.

We believe if you buy a solution from us, we should help you use it and integrate it to solve your problem in the simplest way. We genuinely want to serve the customer well, and our engineers never hide behind call centers.

Over 90% of our customer feedback points to our flexibility and service as the reason they've partnered with Valid8. We've succeeded in giving our clients a refreshing change from the testing status quo, and we look forward to sharing that success with you.

Customer Cases

For us we needed to be able to attach multiple devices in a cost effective way.

I didn't want to be spending a lot of money and time and effort learning or setting up the entire eNodeB and core network when really all I needed was IP connectivity. It was reasonably clear in the material I could get and pay for what I needed, and not pay and spend time on a bunch of other stuff.
It's allowed us to have more units -- we already purchased a second unit. Here, we build wireless networks, so I thought maybe I should start purchasing internal gear and spend time and effort versus cost in dollars, but with Valid8 we don't have to -- that's why it's made sense for me. Internal equipment is fairly expensive.

Senior Software QA Engineer
@Global Leader in Communications Technology, 100,000+ Employees
Flexibility. Willingness to work with you. Even when we don't have an extensive amount of documentation and just trying to move forward. They're very good that way. That's one of the strengths of Valid8.

The thing I'm always after is, does it work. One time I needed this interface and we had a problem with [collaborating company name]. I needed to know for sure, is this problem on our side, or their side? When something goes wrong everyone always points at the other person. Ian was traveling to Canada for us and primarily Winnie as the engineering manager, she was with us and leading most of the effort.

Chief Technical Officer
@Leading Designer and Operator of Wireless Technology Solutions, 100+ Employees
Competitor pricing is outrageous. And I don't mind outrageous pricing, but when the product doesn't do the thing we bought it for, because it's an extra 5k for a license (nickel and diming for licensing) I don't appreciate that.

The last time I asked for support on a feature I wasn't familiar with, their support was not willing to educate me a bit, even though I'm the dumb user of their tool and I don't have training on their tool. They seemed reluctant. They would rather sell me a class than tell me how to use their tool.

Valid8's strength, which has certainly bought our loyalty, is the fact that we could approach Valid8 support to get our tools working on your Valid8 system. When we expressed a need for urgent support, Ian and his team have been responsive to that. Flexibility, and working with us to provide a solution to whatever it is that we're doing, that's what stands out.

Director of QA
@Ensures secure delivery of real time communication services to service providers - 15 years in business
What Valid8 does particularly well compared to others is flexibility and customization.

Their product allows them to do that because it's more software based -- it's not tied to hardware. The competitors' main products are hardware based. 

The most important thing to the client is ease of use. Testing is not always their expertise, they want someone to write the test script and do the test cases because they don't want to spend their resources and hours that way; in my experience, over the last three decades, that hasn't changed.

Managing Partner and Founder
@Asia Pacific Partner Corporation

Updates and News

October Mission Critical Communication Trends

Testing mission critical voice, data and video, collectively known as MCX is a critical component for manufacturers as they develop devices that comply with the standards for successful operation during public safety events. Even while businesses are working remotely, recent articles highlight the continued forward progress being made with MCX certification and technologies.


Valid8 Performs First Over-the-Air 3GPP MCX Client Test

Valid8 today announced the successful execution of an over-the-air (OTA) test of MCX as part of their 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standard compliant testing solution for the mission critical communications industry.


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