MWC 2014 Preview: Anite launches remote control mobile network field measurement system

Anite’s Nemo Commander enables mobile operators to improve the efficiency and control of drive testing, saving in related operational expenses by up to 40%

MWC 2014 Preview: Anite launches remote control mobile network field measurement system

Anite, the wireless network testing technology provider, today (11 February 2014) announced the release of Nemo Commander, which it claims is an industry first solution enabling mobile operators to remotely control numerous field measurement systems.

Nemo Commander is a platform for centrally controlled network testing. It allows a single user to remotely operate Nemo Outdoor, Nemo Invex, Nemo Handy and Nemo Explorer-1 test units in the field, tracking their location and status. This eliminates the need for two technicians in a test vehicle. Nemo Commander supports all devices and test protocols currently supported with Nemo tools, including scanning receivers.

With Nemo Commander, field unit configurations can be verified remotely to avoid failed drive tests. In addition, hardware failures, incorrect scripts and other issues can be spotted and corrected immediately rather than waiting until the end of a one-week test campaign. By reacting without delay, both time and money can be saved.

It is estimated that between 10% and 20% of drive tests fail due to human error. By using Nemo Commander to streamline resources and enhance control over drive test operations, up to forty per cent of annual drive test costs can be saved – this equates to between €200,000 and €500,000 for a typical mobile operator each year. 

“Drive testing is an integral task for network operators. It needs to be cost-efficient and provide accurate information about the state of the networks” says Petri Toljamo, managing director at Anite’s Network Testing business.

He continued: “As a technology leader, Anite is the first to offer this complete solution for the centralised remote control of field measurement systems. With Nemo Commander operators can fully leverage the benefits of field measurements to increase the Quality-of-Service of their networks while reducing the overall cost of drive testing.”

Anite will demonstrate Nemo Commander at stand 6I50 in Hall 6 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 24-27 February, 2014.

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