Announced in 2011, the Government’s Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP) aimed to support economic growth in the UK by improving mobile network coverage and quality for consumers and businesses in areas where existing coverage was poor or non-existent.
The project has since delivered 2G, 3G and 4G mobile connectivity through 75 mobile masts to 7,199 premises; more than had been estimated in the most recent business case.
As part of the project, Comvergent conducted the radio network testing and analysis services across all stages of the deployment phase:
Not Spot Verification – drive testing areas indicated as “not-spots” in the operators’ own coverage maps to verify whether they were indeed areas with no coverage.
Candidate Site Coverage Testing – transmitting a signal from a temporary mast/antenna system and testing the coverage by performing a drive test throughout the target area.
Site Performance – testing the performance of all technologies and services (2G/3G voice and 3G/4G data) of the completed site by drive testing the coverage area.
Comvergent carried out this testing for all the MNOs simultaneously, providing detailed analysis through reporting and mapping the results.