Benchmarking a wireless network can mean many different things to different people. We believe that benchmarking is not an optional process for operators – it is essential to the effective management of any mobile network.
Successful benchmarking should be repeatable and technically consistent; provide comparability of KPI’s for all networks; show trending over time and location; be statistically valid and technology independent; and be robust enough to withstand legal scrutiny of claims made. In addition to network operators, other entities such as regulators and equipment vendors are often interested in benchmarking. Some of the many reasons that influence all of these players to pursue a benchmarking program include:
GWS has experience designing and implementing voice and data benchmarking campaigns to support all of these reasons why a company chooses to benchmark.