Drive tests are commonly used by mobile operators to examine network coverage and performance. They can be used for various purposes, including:
- Testing a newly deployed network
- Identifying problems leading to customer complaints
- Benchmark against competitors or market research preceding the launch of a new network
The Mer Group leverages its global footprint and qualified teams to provide drive test services to network operators around the world. Its fleet of vehicles drives around to collect data which is sent to a dedicated engineering team for analysis and recommendations for solving reception problems and optimizing the network. Drive test services are provided either as an ad-hoc service, relying on the group’s global operations, or as a long-term agreement for immediate response to any request by the customer.