LCC's network performance solutions focus on improving both the economic and technical efficiencies of telecom networks. By leveraging years of global experience analyzing every type of network possible, LCC offers unshakeable expertise, independent tools, and tailor-made measurements and reporting.

Drive Testing Services

Even though modern wireless systems deliver more and more performance data there is always a need to measure the performance of the network in the field.  These measurements can either be part of the optimization of the wireless network, benchmarking of performance, trouble shooting, or to verify the performance after an upgrade or reconfiguration of the network.

Drive testing consists of riding in a vehicle that contains equipment used to analyze the cellular service in a given area. By simulating what a wireless user would experience in that specific area, wireless carriers can make changes to their network that provide better coverage and service to their customers. It requires a mobile vehicle, drive test tool with handsets which collect real time data, a GPS device along with an RF engineer.

The Drive testing service is very often an integral part of LCC’s Managed Service approach where LCC not only collects the data but also manages the data post–processing and reporting of the results. Drive test services are not only limited to vehicle based measurements but also include pedestrian, indoor, train and underground, as well as measurements performed by boat or even on skis and snowmobiles.

LCC has extensive experience using different types of measurement equipment and can develop tailored solutions for almost every requirement.  We are currently using measurements system from all major vendors.

With many years of experience in performing drive test measurements and with hundreds of vehicles on the road daily around the world, LCC has a long track record of delivering quality field measurement services to customers’ globally.  New technologies mean new requirements and challenges and LCC constantly develops new ways of collecting data and performing these services depending on the requirements of the customers.