Walk and drive testing is used to measure and assess the coverage, capacity, and Quality of Service (QoS) of a mobile radio network in a specific area. Collecting these measurements is critical for wireless providers to understand network experiences in specific areas and allows them to make the necessary changes to provide better coverage and service. This type of data collection has been used for testing 3G/4G networks and is now a critical measurement in 5G performance as well.
Data collected in walk and drive testing can include the following:
Service level statistics
Quality of Service (QoS) information
Neighboring cell information
Features of walk and drive test equipment include:
Simultaneous data collection
Easy-to-use, customizable, and intuitive interface
Support for multiple technologies
The set-up of user-defined events
Measurement of air interference parameters and real-time analysis
Avalon Test Equipment carries a variety of 5G walk and drive test equipment that is designed for performance-critical solutions from top manufacturers (R&S, PCTEL, and more). Test With Confidence® by renting or purchasing adaptable walk and drive test equipment from Avalon and begin delivering quality measurements and improved QoS for customers.
The SeeGull® IBflex® scanning receiver is designed for in-building and small cell testing. Quickly identify and solve problems that hinder network performance using IBflex’s comprehensive testing capability.