The days when mobile subscribers sign-up for a new contract, or renew their existing contract, solely on price may be coming to an end. As consumer preferences evolve and competition intensifies, it is increasingly important for mobile operators to fulfil the promises they put out on marketing materials, particularly around performance and availability.
The Global mobile Suppliers Association estimates that the number of mobile operators with commercial 5G deployments has more than doubled in the past year. As broad-scale deployments continue, mobile operators and regulators will ramp up benchmarking activities to understand how their network performs compared to competitors’ networks.
The Nemo Network Benchmarking solution (NBM) enables mobile operators to verify end-user quality of experience (QoE) across multiple 5G new radio (NR) and 4G LTE networks.
Keysight has launched a fully scalable solution to enable mobile operators, regulators and service contractors to cost-effectively benchmark wireless networks.
"We’re pleased to offer customers a robust solution designed for benchmarking networks using the latest commercially available mobile devices," said
Petri Toljamo, vice president at Keysight says the NBM enables mobile operators to quickly identify and resolve quality and performance issues to ensure end-user satisfaction and customer retention.
- capture a complete set of measurements in a single drive test, even for large-scale campaigns.
- cost-effectively increase capital expenditure to meet growing measurement needs as a result of the modular architecture and support for up to 48 mobile devices.
- quickly benchmark performance, accessibility and integrity of multiple networks delivering data, voice, streaming services and over the top (OTT) applications, such as Instagram, Netflix or YouTube.
- collect and analyse measurement data, create reports that capture relevant key performance indicators (KPIs) and network performance score (NPS), for effective identification of QoE and QoS issues.
Keysight's Nemo Network Benchmarking Solution combines a ruggedized case and modular mounting accessories with Keysight's Nemo Outdoor, Nemo Active Testing Application (NATA), Nemo Diagnostic Modules (NDM) and Nemo Intelligent Device Interface (NIDI). Nemo Cloud enables users to remotely control – in real time – measurements captured using the Nemo Network Benchmarking Solution.
By combining Nemo Network Benchmarking Solution with Nemo Cloud and Nemo Analyze, a drive test post-processing software, users can create an end-to-end automated data processing environment from upload of measurement results to analytics.