Global Wireless Solutions Sees Dramatic Growth in Demand for Testing the Performance of Wireless Networks
Four Million Miles Driven and Multi-Technology Systems Establish GWS as Leader in 4G Network Testing
Dulles, VA (June 24, 2009) – Global Wireless Solutions, Inc. (GWS) – a leading provider of data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, benchmarking and network planning solutions for the wireless industry – reported today that it has seen dramatic growth this past year in the demand for drive tests by wireless carriers as the number of mobile subscribers and demand for advanced broadband applications, like mobile video, continue to grow. GWS recently reached a milestone by driving more than 4 million miles around the U.S. to collect data and analyze how well wireless networks perform.
GWS’s best-in-class test equipment solutions enable comparisons of wireless networks that utilize different voice and data access protocols, including GSM, UMTS, HSPDA and CDMA. The company has built on this experience to develop testing systems for upcoming 4G networks, with capabilities for assessing WiMax performance.
Mobile usage is growing significantly. The top 10 U.S. mobile operators added nearly 3.5 million net retail subscribers in the first quarter of 2009, which brings the total subscribers to 278 million, according to “1Q Wireless Gross Subscriber Additions: Prepaid Carriers Continue to Grow,” a recent report from IDC.
“Competitive and economic pressures, as well as more mobile users using sophisticated smart phones, have combined to make wireless carriers realize that it is even more critical now to know exactly how their networks perform in the field. That is the best way for them to ensure customer satisfaction and exceed expectations,” said Paul Carter, president of GWS. “The drive tests we perform for wireless carriers are vital for benchmarking and measuring quality of service so they can take the necessary action to correct weaknesses in their network, which clearly impacts their customers and the bottom line.”
The completion of over 4 million miles in drive tests has made it possible for GWS to build a robust and an invaluable third-party database of network performance statistics. The unique benchmarking data gathered, compiled and analyzed by GWS gives its customers an unbiased view of their own network performance, as well as competitors’ networks, as experienced by subscribers.
GWS also recently introduced TroubleSpots, a free iPhone coverage application available on iTunes that lets the phone’s users report, in real time, when they experience areas of no wireless network coverage, dropped calls, failed call attempts failed data service and view their reported incidents. TroubleSpots then alerts GWS to problems, and that information is passed to mobile operators, enabling them to optimize performance of voice and data networks used by millions of mobile customers worldwide.
About Global Wireless Solutions, Inc.
Global Wireless Solutions, Inc., headquartered in Dulles, Va., is the leading provider of data collection, performance monitoring, benchmarking and network planning solutions for the wireless industry. GWS has provided its services to some of the largest wireless network providers and equipment manufacturers worldwide. From scan drive testing, network acceptance testing and optimization to system benchmarking, GWS is unique in its ability to offer its customers a full suite of best-in-class turnkey engineering services. Please visit www.gwsolutions.com for more details.
Global Wireless Solutions, Inc.