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Measuring Network Performance

Trusted for more than 15 years by top wireless carriers and device makers, Nielsen delivers engineering-quality, marketing essential network performance metrics to meet the demanding needs of networks, device makers and mobile teams. Drive Test is the industry standard for measuring mobile network performance. Drive Test employs 25+ vans that drive more than 1.5 million miles a year in nearly 200 U.S. markets. The vans act as a mobile laboratory, constantly testing the capability and performance of the voice, data, and VoLTE networks of the top five U.S. mobile carriers. Contact Us »

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Measure and Manage Your Network

Nearly every wireless carrier has employed Drive Test data to support the operational performance of their network and to support performance claims in their marketing materials. Drive Test performance data helps network engineers benchmark their network’s capability, prioritize investments and fix network trouble spots. Our data provides you with the complete network performance you need to see.

The Unique Value Of Drive Test

Drive Test boasts both a library of historical benchmarking data and impressive nationwide coverage data. This yields both broad and local insights that aren’t available elsewhere. Nielsen completes hundreds of drive tests every year using its fleet of vans equipped with state-of- the-art measurement tools. Drive Test’s street-level analyses helps wireless carriers monitor and improve their networks at an exceedingly local and granular level.

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