Governments

and Regulators

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Operator Compliance

Holding operators to account for the improvement of mobile service requires independent and powerful capabilities for gathering performance data and analysing results. Coverage blackspots and areas of high interference can be ongoing problems which need proactive and continual assessment over time.

We can help to build a more detailed picture of network performance, encompassing the creation of new test data with all required reporting and visualisation. Regulators interested in national or regional KPIs can use our dashboards to measure and report on KPIs and trends over time (download speed, dropped calls, call quality, etc.) We can also supply governments with our fixed location monitoring units which will autonomously assess network performance within a range of key civic buildings such as council buildings, police stations and more.

Nationwide Benchmarking

Utilising our user-friendly testing capabilities, regulators can gain powerful and efficient tools for localised analysis projects, all the way through to nationwide benchmarking initiatives. The data collected by our tools can be integrated alongside any other sources of data the regulator has at their disposal such as operator information, data from their own scanners, coverage maps or population bases. This technology has also been utilised in the testing of new, nationwide critical communication services rolled out for emergency services operations.

Our AutoMobile drive test units have been used extensively by regulators for a range of drive testing scenarios. They have also been deployed within emergency services vehicles and various modes of public transport to understand how well both the public and key infrastructure services are provisioned. AutoMobile Benchmarking Kits consist of multiple devices, each measuring a particular network. The test cycle of every device can be synced to get the most precise comparison of operators’ relative performance. The platform is the central portal where each AutoMobile can be customised and to which all the measurements are automatically synced.

Highly-localised interface which can cross-reference real world experience measurements against the predictions of mobile operators.

Realistic replacement for coverage predictions as a proxy to judge network experience and regularly Benchmark each operator’s network performance.

Measured coverage heat maps, produced by test devices, offer a much more accurate portrayal of network performance.

Coverage Validation

Our validation algorithms can serve to compare predicted coverage information against that of real experience reported by subscriber devices. Predicted signal coverage can't be fully relied upon, especially as cities grow and levels of clutter consistently vary. In most scenarios, the prediction models employed produce results that can significantly vary from real-world experience. Our solution is a highly-localised interface which can cross-reference real world experience measurements against the predictions of mobile operators.

Metricell Test and Measurement solutions permit regular coverage validation on a mass-scale. This offers a realistic replacement for coverage predictions as a proxy to judge network experience. These measurements can also satisfy Regulators’ requirements to regularly Benchmark each operator’s network performance.

Coverage predictions from operators seldom reflect real-world experience. Measured coverage heat maps, produced by test devices, offer a much more accurate portrayal of network performance. Coverage validation provides a real-world estimate of expected service level that reliably supports subscribers’ actual experience.

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