RAN Optimisation & Drive Testing

At Livingston, we pride ourselves on being one of the worlds leading suppliers of drive test solutions for rent, lease or hire. With €2m of inventory to support this important business, we are able to provide the tools that you need to get your drive testing project completed in a way that minimises your equipment ownership costs.

The performance of a mobile network is a key issue, particularly for network operators and infrastructure manufacturers.
Performance measurements are mostly undertaken using drive test solutions that consist of drive test software, scanning receivers and either specially configured mobiles or datacards as appropriate for the mobile standard to be measured. Results are evaluated and reported using the drive test software.
Engineers and experts are then able to interpret the results either directly from the drive test system or using advanced analysis tools.

Many of these tools are available through Livingston for rent or hire, so select the area that you are interested in to see what equipment we have available, or call us to talk to a sales engineer who will be able to help you with your testing needs.

 

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Network Planning

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Efficiency / Optimisation

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Benchmarking

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Customer Experience

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Drive Testing for 2G Networks

Drive test software solutions for GSM, EDGE, GPRS and CDMA networks.

Whilst there is a natural focus on new technologies and equipment, for voice applications the existing 2G infrastructure is still very important, and extensive. These networks still require maintenance, refurbishment and optimization to ensure quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) on legacy GSM and CDMA networks.

A selection of 2G drive testing tools available for rent or hire are listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

Ascom TEMS Investigation Professional

Air Interface Test Tool

Ascom TEMS Pocket

Network optimization in the palm of your hand

Rohde & Schwarz ROMES4

Drive Test Software

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Drive Testing for 3G Networks

Drive test software solutions for W-CDMA,HSDPA, HSPA and HSPA+ networks

With much of the current focus aimed at new technologies and equipment to support LTE, for may users, and operators, the existing 3G infrastructure is still very important, and extensive. These networks still require maintenance, refurbishment and optimization to ensure quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) especially with the continued popularity of the smartphone and tablet based computing. Drive testing of these 3G UMTS networks remains an essential activity to help operators maximise their returns from their considerable investment in this spectrum and associate infrastructure.

A selection of 3G drive testing tools available for rent or hire are listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506 or by email.

Ascom TEMS Investigation Professional

Air Interface Test Tool

Ascom TEMS Pocket

Network optimization in the palm of your hand

Rohde & Schwarz ROMES4

Drive Test Software

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Drive Testing for 4G Networks

Drive test software solutions for LTE and WiMAX networks

The LTE specification provides downlink peak rates of 300 Mbit/s, uplink peak rates of 75 Mbit/s and QoS provisions permitting a transfer latency of less than 5 ms in the radio access network. LTE has the ability to manage fast-moving mobiles and supports multi-cast and broadcast streams, whilst operating in a number (currently 44) of frequency bands around the world and employing both  frequency division duplexing (FDD) and time-division duplexing (TDD).

It is essential that these networks are well planned and optimized to allow operators to maximize their returns on investment (ROI). Likewise for installers and contractors, the ability to rent the right LTE drive test solutions for each project enables them to affordably work on any requirement that comes their way.

A selection of LTE and WiMAX drive testing tools available for rent or hire are listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506 or by email.

Ascom TEMS Investigation Professional

Air Interface Test Tool

Ascom TEMS Pocket

Network optimization in the palm of your hand

Rohde & Schwarz ROMES4

Drive Test Software

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Drive Test Analysis Software for 2G Networks

Drive test analysis tools for GSM, EDGE, GPRS and CDMA networks.

Ensuring 2G network, such as GSM, EDGE, GPRS or CDMA, performance can be complex and time consuming with manual processing or reprocessing of drive test data. Operators, and their consultants, must be able to quickly and easily collate, process, analyse and report data to cost-effectively improve their network performance.
Drive test analysis software solutions for GSM, EDGE, GPRS or CDMA data, enable network architects, engineers and planners to achieve this.

A selection of GSM, EDGE, GPRS or CDMA analysis tools available for rent or hire are listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506 or by email.

Actix Analyzer

Desktop Post-Processing Software

Ascom TEMS Discovery Professional

TEMS Post Processing Tool

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Drive Test Analysis Software for 3G Networks

Drive test analysis tools for W-CDMA,HSDPA, HSPA and HSPA+ networks.

Ensuring 3G network, such as W-CDMA,HSDPA, HSPA and HSPA+, performance can be complex and time consuming with manual processing or reprocessing of drive test data. Operators, and their consultants, must be able to quickly and easily collate, process, analyse and report data to cost-effectively improve their network performance.
Drive test analysis software solutions for W-CDMA,HSDPA, HSPA and HSPA+ data, enable network architects, engineers and planners to achieve this.

A selection of W-CDMA,HSDPA, HSPA and HSPA+ analysis tools available for rent or hire are listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506 or by email.

Actix Analyzer

Desktop Post-Processing Software

Ascom TEMS Discovery Professional

TEMS Post Processing Tool

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Drive Test Analysis Software for 4G Networks

Drive test analysis tools for LTE and WiMAX networks.

Ensuring future and current 4G / LTE network performance can be complex and time consuming with manual processing or reprocessing of drive test data. Operators, and their consultants, must be able to quickly and easily collate, process, analyse and report data to cost-effectively improve their network performance.
Drive test analysis software solutions for 4G / LTE data, enable network architects, engineers and planners to achieve this.

A selection of 4G / LTE analysis tools available for rent or hire are listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506 or by email.

Actix Analyzer

Desktop Post-Processing Software

Ascom TEMS Discovery Professional

TEMS Post Processing Tool

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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2G Scanners

Scanners for GSM, EDGE, GPRS and CDMA networks

2G (GSM, EDGE, GPRS and CDMA) drive testing with scanning receivers gives wireless operators direct, accurate knowledge of the real-world RF propagation characteristics of their network whilst effective benchmarking requires solutions that include scanning receivers capable of simultaneously measuring a wide  variety of bands and protocols without loss of performance.
Signal interference from a variety of sources commonly disrupts wireless networks, resulting in poor coverage and dropped calls Scanning receivers often incorporate additional tools such as spectrum analysis to help identify and tackle interference.

A selection of scanning receivers (scanners) for GSM, EDGE, GPRS and CDMA networks available for rent or hire are listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506 or by email.

Ascom SRU

SRU WCDMA 900/1900/2100 GSM 850/900/1800

PCTel EX Quad

EX Scanner 900/1800 GSM 900/2100 WCDMA

PCTel EX Scanner

PCTel EX Scanner 850/1900 GSM/WCDMA

PCTel LX 850/1900

LX Scanner Dual Band 850/1900 GSM

PCTel SeeGull EXFlex

Scanning Receiver 850/1800/2100

Rohde & Schwarz TSML-GW

GSM/WCDMA Radio Network Analyser

Rohde & Schwarz TSMQ

Radio Network Analyzer

Rohde & Schwarz TSMW

TSMW Scanner WiMAX/GSM/W-CDMA/LTE

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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3G Scanners

Scanners for W-CDMA, HSDPA, HSPA and HSPA+ networks

3G (W-CDMA, HSDPA, HSPA and HSPA+) drive testing with scanning receivers gives wireless operators direct, accurate knowledge of the real-world RF propagation characteristics of their network whilst effective benchmarking requires solutions that include scanning receivers capable of simultaneously measuring a wide  variety of bands and protocols without loss of performance.
Signal interference from a variety of sources commonly disrupts wireless networks, resulting in poor coverage and dropped calls Scanning receivers often incorporate additional tools such as spectrum analysis to help identify and tackle interference.

A selection of scanning receivers (scanners) for W-CDMA, HSDPA, HSPA and HSPA+ networks available for rent or hire are listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506 or by email.

Anritsu ML8740B

Triband Area Scanner GSM/DCS/UMTS

Ascom SRU

SRU WCDMA 900/1900/2100 GSM 850/900/1800

PCTel EX Quad

EX Scanner 900/1800 GSM 900/2100 WCDMA

PCTel EX Scanner

PCTel EX Scanner 850/1900 GSM/WCDMA

PCTel MX

MX Receiver, 2600/2100/1800/900/E800MHz

PCTel SeeGull EXFlex

Scanning Receiver 850/1800/2100

Rohde & Schwarz TSML-GW

GSM/WCDMA Radio Network Analyser

Rohde & Schwarz TSMQ

Radio Network Analyzer

Rohde & Schwarz TSMW

TSMW Scanner WiMAX/GSM/W-CDMA/LTE

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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4G Scanners

Scanners for LTE and WiMAX networks

4G (LTE and WiMAX) drive testing with scanning receivers gives wireless operators direct, accurate knowledge of the real-world RF propagation characteristics of their network whilst effective benchmarking requires solutions that include scanning receivers capable of simultaneously measuring a wide  variety of bands and protocols without loss of performance.
Signal interference from a variety of sources commonly disrupts wireless networks, resulting in poor coverage and dropped calls Scanning receivers often incorporate additional tools such as spectrum analysis to help identify and tackle interference.

A selection of scanning receivers (scanners) for LTE and WiMAX networks available for rent or hire are listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506 or by email.

PCTel SeeGull EXFlex

Scanning Receiver 850/1800/2100

PCTel Seegull MX

SeeGull MX Multi-Mode,Multi-Band Scanner

Rohde & Schwarz TSMW

TSMW Scanner WiMAX/GSM/W-CDMA/LTE

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Test Transmitters for 2G Networks

Test transmitters for GSM and CDMA frequencies

BV Systems Tortoise

Multi-Band Stimulus Transmitter

LMW Electronics ST16

Test Transmitter 1750-1900 MHz 20W

LMW Electronics ST9

Test Transmitter 870-960Mhz, 5/20 Watt

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Test Transmitters for 3G Networks

Test transmitters for W-CDMA  frequencies

BV Systems Coyote

Dual Modular Receiver System

BV Systems Tortoise

Multi-Band Stimulus Transmitter

LMW Electronics ST24

Test Transmitter 2100 2200 MHZ 20W

LS Elektronik TTM

Test Transmitter 2110-2170 MHz UMTS / CW

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Test Transmitters for 4G Networks

Test transmitters for LTE and WiMAX frequencies

ETSA PVER506001

3400-3600 MHz WiMax Transmitter

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Test Phones & Modems for 2G Networks

Test phones & modems for GSM, EDGE, GPRS and CDMA networks.

Ascom TEMS Pocket

Network optimization in the palm of your hand

Nokia 6680

Nokia 6680 Test Terminal

Nokia 6720

HSPA Terminal 850/900/1800/1900/2100

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Test Phones & Modems for 3G Networks

Test phones & modems for W-CDMA,HSDPA, HSPA and HSPA+ networks.

New phones and modems are constantly coming on to the market, so please call as to discuss your requirements.

Ascom TEMS Pocket

Network optimization in the palm of your hand

Nokia 6680

Nokia 6680 Test Terminal

Nokia 6720

HSPA Terminal 850/900/1800/1900/2100

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Test Phones & Modems for 4G Networks

Test phones & modems for  LTE and WiMAX networks.

New phones and modems are constantly coming on to the market, so please call as to discuss your requirements.

Ascom TEMS Pocket

Network optimization in the palm of your hand

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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Temporary Masts for Mobile Networks

Temporary masts on which to mount mobile telephony equipment for temporary provision of mobile services or for test transmission.

These expensive items make ideal rental or hire products due to their project based use. Just rent or hire them for the duration of your project, whilst leaving the storage and maintenance to us.

For an addition charge we are able to deliver, install and collect from site. Please ask our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506 or by email.

Upshot MasterMast 24

24m Trailer Mast

Upshot MasterMast 31.5

31.5m Trailer Mast

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Benchmarking

The need for benchmarking mobile networks is driven by both customer expectation and regulatory compliance:

Operators and service providers need to have confidence that they are providing their customers with expected QoS (Quality of Service) levels especially in relation to their competitors. Thanks to increasing social intelligence, consumers soon develop views as to which network provides them with the experience that they expect. And as usage increases, our tolerance for dropped calls and poor data rates reduces. This quality of experience (QoE) becomes an important KPI for customer satisfaction.

Regulatory authorities need benchmarking to ensure that operators are delivering to minimum agreed service levels for the population.

A selection of benchmarking tools available for rent or hire are listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506 or by email.

Ascom TEMS Symphony

Wireless Network Benchmarking Solution

SwissQual Benchmarker System

Benchmarker System

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Indoor Testing

With over 60% of mobile use taking place indoors, it is important that these indoor networks are optimised to cope with a high density of subscribers. Likewise service providers, mobile operators and regulatory bodies need to be able to test, optimize, benchmark and troubleshoot a variety of wireless technologies including GSM / GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, CDMA, Wi-Fi, and LTE.

Indoor testing presents some challenges in that it requires a portable power source, invariably there is a lack of GPS signal as well as accessibility and security issues.

A selection of indoor testing tools available for rent or hire are listed below. If you do not find what you are looking for then please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506 or by email.

Ascom Backpack

Backpack-based portable drive test solution

Ascom TEMS Investigation Professional

Air Interface Test Tool

Ascom TEMS Pocket

Network optimization in the palm of your hand

Rohde & Schwarz ROMES4

Drive Test Software

Need advice? Or cannot find what you are looking for? Please contact our sales engineers, who will be very happy to help you either by telephone on +91 124 4000 506, by email or complete the form below.

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