COST EFFECTIVE RADIO NETWORK TESTING SOLUTION
RF network field engineers and deployment teams now have a cost-effective, mobile-handset solution that provides in-depth RF and layer-3 message analysis, while also helping network engineers replay, analyze and fix problems related to radio access technology (RAT) coverage, CS-domain voice and PS-domain data and video services.
Harnessing the power of smartphone devices, EXFO MobileXplorer uses automated tests to validate wireless networks and troubleshoot coverage during rollouts of cell sites, small cells and walk tests. EXFO MobileXplorer also supports cell-locking/ forcing (on compatible phones), giving engineers the ability to lock onto the specific radio access technology/frequency/cell of interest and run tests without having to move around.
EXFO MobileXplorer Handset
› Voice and data tests – CS voice (including MOS), CSFB, FTP download/upload, HTTP download/upload, ping, traceroute, simultaneous voice and data, SMS, MMS, YouTube video, Ookla Speedtest, Dropbox testing, TCPdump for Wireshark analysis, Airplane mode, etc.
› In-car mode – Tests automatically initiated when powered by a car charger, auto upload and autoboot.
› Scheduled mode – Tests scheduled from the central server. › Manual mode – Tests launched from the application.
› Indoor mode – Test and analyze indoor signal coverage using fire-escape floor-plan pictures.
› GUI display – Live LTE, 3G HSPA+, GSM, EDGE radio parameters, and Google Maps displayed on the handset.
EXFO MobileXplorer Server
EXFO MobileXplorer logs are uploaded to the central server once the tests are completed. The server provides geolocation dashboards with heat maps and trend graphs of radio networks for extensive analysis. Supported search functions include tag, area, date, problem type and unit group. The server automatically analyzes uploaded logs, generates MS Excel analysis reports, and e-mails them directly to the handset. The Export Log feature can be used to combine multiple logs. CSV/TXT/KML file formats can be imported into Mapinfo, Actix and Google Earth. All relevant radio parameters are mapped onto Mapinfo/MapXtreme screenshots and automatically saved in Excel reports.