A process of data gathering that measures and assesses the coverage, capacity and quality of service (QoS) of a mobile network. It involves the use of a motor vehicle equipped with tools that collect the various physical and virtual network parameters of deployed wireless technologies.
The process involves configuration and use of a drive test equipment to measure and collect data samples that are of interest. The information collected during field measurements can include signal intensity and quality, interference, abnormal events, call statistics, QoS information and GPS location coordinates.
An end-to-end drive testing service, which includes data collection, post-processing, reporting and presentation. Can include vehicle-based measurements, as well as static, pedestrian and indoor measurements in high capacity transport hubs, shopping and business centers.