Drive Testing services
Modern wireless systems deliver massive amounts of performance data; however, there is always a need to measure the performance of the network in the field. Drive testing field measurements can be collected for E911, LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+, UMTS, CDMA, LMR and more as part of wireless network optimization, performance benchmarking, troubleshooting, or performance/feature verification following network upgrades or reconfiguration.
Drive testing consists of riding in a vehicle that contains equipment used to analyze the cellular service in a given area. By simulating a wireless user’s experience in specific areas, mobile network operators can test and verify that changes to their network provide improved coverage and service to their customers. Drive testing requires a mobile vehicle, drive test tool with handsets which collect real time data, a GPS device along with an RF engineer.
SWI has a dedicated team of Coordinators, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Test Engineers, Technicians, Drivers and a fully equipped fleet of vehicles to support any drive testing and data post processing requirements of our clients.
As networks evolve to keep up with customer demand, operators constantly require Drive Testing to check and maintain the services quality of wireless networks. SWI collects data across different markets, analyzes it and recommends performance changes to maintain the highest network quality.
Drive Testing Service Delivery Options
The Drive testing service is very often an integral part of SWI’s Managed Service approach where we not only collect the data but also manage the data post–processing and reporting of the results. Drive test service options include vehicle based measurements, pedestrian, boat, indoor, train, underground and off-road.
SWI’s extensive experience using a broad range of measurement equipment and develops tailored solutions for almost every requirement. We conduct drive test measurements from all major US Mobile Network Operators.
With many years of experience in drive test measurements approaching 100,000 sites, and with hundreds of vehicles on the road around the world, SWI has a long track record of delivering quality field measurement services to customers’ globally. New technologies mean new and evolving requirements and challenges. SWI works with our clients to innovate new ways of collecting data and performing these value-added services for our customers.