Troubleshooting tools for wireless network operators

April 28, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Anite has released Nemo Handy-A, a tool for handheld network measurements and troubleshooting as well as Nemo Walker Air, a multi-technology tool for indoor benchmarking.

With these releases, Anite claims to be the first to offer a complete set of locking and forcing features with Samsung Galaxy Core LTE based on the Broadcom M320 chipset. Key features are: system lock; band lock cell barring; channel lock in GSM, carrier and scrambling code lock in UMTS, and carrier and PCI lock in LTE.

For controlling handovers: the tools feature measurement suppression to prevent handovers and measurement biasing for assisted handovers.

"Specific cells in mobile networks need to be tested without the test systems automatically switching to neighbouring base stations", explains Jussi Lemiläinen, Vice President, Product Management and Business Development of Anite's Network Testing business. "The extensive forcing features of Nemo Handy-A and Walker Air together with the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE make locking into a specific cell quick and easy. This enables more accurate testing, troubleshooting and optimization of mobile networks, improving the network's quality as well as the usability of mobile services".

The releases of the latest versions of Nemo Handy-A and Nemo Walker-Air also bring support for the portable, battery operated DRT 4311B scanner. The pocket-sized, yet efficient scanner, which is operated via Bluetooth, increases the efficiency of indoor measurements and walk testing, enabling users to carry out multi frequency scans on all technologies and bands. The test receiver's advanced architecture offers a range of solutions that are optimized to process different cellular protocols. DRT uses the latest in digital signal processing (DSP) and microprocessor technology

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