Drive testing & verification
Drive testing is a method of measuring the coverage and capacity of a cellular network. Using a specially equipped vehicle containing measurement equipment, a geographical area is assessed in terms of its coverage and the information recorded using GPS coordinates.
A key planning tool for mobile operators, drive testing remains a key part of monitoring coverage and developing networks. Drive testing can be commissioned for a variety of purposes including benchmarking, optimisation, troubleshooting and monitoring.
The following information can typically be collected during drive testing:
- Signal intensity
- Signal quality
- Dropped calls
- Blocked calls
- Inconsistent coverage
- Call statistics
- QoS information
- Handover information
- Coverage from other networks
At CAM we offer some of the fastest test results in the industry by designing projects where driving teams work in parallel with post-processing engineers.
Remaining independent of larger drive testing operations and even test equipment vendors, we remain flexible in our approach and can put together a bespoke and cost effective testing package for virtually any radio network.
For further information on CAM’s operation and maintenance services, please contact us.