Carriers, Handset OEMs, Infrastructure and chipset vendors must all work together to identify and solve problems when performance suffers. The challenge is often that problems, whether dropped calls or poor throughput, only occur in customers’ hands and are difficult to replicate in the ideal lab environment.
Field Testing is expensive. It takes time and absorbs resources.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a tool which could capture field conditions and then provide a platform which allowed all the participants in the Ecosystem to test to the same set of field conditions that existed when a problem was observed? … and which also provided the platform on which those conditions could be modified and played back in the lab?
Modern protocols which rely on Multiple Antenna (MIMO) design present greater challenges than ever before.
Not only does performance depend on the RF characteristics of the radio and antenna but also on how the antennas work together otherwise known as correlation. In particular, correlation can have a tremendous impact on data throughput performance, test and debug of advanced wireless protocols.
Real World Test Solutions ensure that Troubleshooting and Performance Testing are effective
… they allow test engineers and lab teams to assess the impact of standards based tests as well as dynamic real world changes on the performance of the device and provide automated environment both control the tests, visualize the “real world conditions” and display the test results.