Radcom has announced the introduction of its Virtual Drive Test (VDT) mobile service quality monitoring platform in Italy in partnership with WindTre and NTT Data Italia. Through the use of VDT, WindTre has begun analysing its radio access network (RAN) along Italy’s road and rail routes with a view to ensuring the quality of mobile network services throughout the country.

Radcom said NTT Data used VDT to examine data collected over a 14-day period on 143,471 km of road and rail routes, including more than 600 million data connections and over 9 million phone calls for a total of 135,258 hours of voice and data traffic, compared to the 140 hours that could have been conducted with a traditional drive test over the same time frame. 

In a statement, Radcom added that its VDT platform allowed WindTre to obtain key data for its extensive rollout of 5G networks, including customer experience indicators, radio and handover technology utilisation indicators, network KPIs such as throughput, voice and data disconnections as well as recommendations for network optimisation.

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