Specifying, predicting and testing

Three steps to coverage confidence on your digital radio network

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One of the most important properties of a radio network is coverage. Yet because radio waves are invisible, it can be difficult to understand what radio terminals are experiencing – and how confident network operators and radio users can be, that their critical communications will be heard.

Coverage prediction software applications rely on assumptions and specifications to predict coverage reliability, but these predictions have their limits. Beyond those limits, it is necessary to physically verify that the specified level of coverage is met.

In this paper, we will look at reliability specifications, coverage prediction theory, and how physical, location signal measurements can verify it in a robust, repeatable and affordable way.

​Find out about:

  • The limitations of coverage prediction
  • Specifying network coverage reliability
  • Verifying coverage