RF Drive Test Solutions

Optimize Networks, Maximize Quality with Nemo Wireless Network Solutions. 

5G Network Benchmarking with In-Building and Drive Testing

Learn how to measure, optimize, and benchmark 4G / 5G wireless networks for quality of experience cost-effectively and reliably using Keysight’s new Nemo Backpack Pro and Network Benchmarking solutions. The solutions work in both indoor and outdoor environments.


Verify Quality-of-Experience (QoE) in 5G networks with a fully scalable drive test solution and ensure the competitiveness of your network

Innovative Measurement Solution for Network Benchmarking and Drive Testing

  • Accurately measures real end-user quality-of-experience (QoE)
  • Test real over-the-top (OTT) and social media applications with advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)-driven Application Testing Automation method
  • Captures a complete set of measurements in a single drive test
  • Use with up to 60 test devices and two network scanners
  • Extremely robust and reliable design

Unique Architecture

  • A unique distributed, modular, and fully scalable architecture
  • A wide range of flexible mounting options for drive testing

Support for the Latest Technologies

  • First-to-market support for the latest flagship devices and technologies
  • Support for POLQA 3 voice quality testing

Nemo Network Benchmarking Solution for benchmarking real end-user QoE in 5G networks

The new Nemo Network Benchmarking Solution (NBM) is a fully scalable drive test solution that enables mobile operators, regulators, and service contractors benchmark wireless networks reliably and cost-effectively. NBM delivers comprehensive and reliable measurement capability enabling you to collect measurement data and capture relevant key performance indicators for effective identification of quality-of-experience (QoE) and quality-of-service (QoS) issues. With the new automated AI-driven Application Testing Automation method, you can reliably and rapidly optimize 5G network performance and deliver greater quality of experience (QoE) for smartphone users accessing world’s most widely used OTT services and social media applications, including Facebook Messenger, Microsoft Teams, Snapchat, TikTok, and Zoom. Furthermore, the solution offers first-to-market support for the latest flagship devices and technologies.

Capture a complete set of measurements in a single drive test

Some of the existing benchmarking equipment support only a limited number of test devices, which leads to added costs since you cannot test all networks and services at one go. With NBM, you can reliably capture a complete set of measurements in a single drive test, even for large-scale campaigns with up to 60 test devices.

Perform lab testing with real devices and applications

With NBM, network professionals can perform large-scale load testing, Massive MIMO testing, 5G NR beamforming, and O-RAN verification in the lab with real commercial devices and applications and gain realistic insight into network capabilities.

NBM can be used to compare the performance of different chipset versions, modems, base stations, and OTT applications using massive overnight test sequences. The fully automated device self-healing functionality ensures reliable measurement campaigns.

Create an end-to-end automated data processing environment by combining NBM with Nemo Analyze and Nemo Cloud

All tests are run by Nemo Active Testing Application on the test devices reflecting real end-user quality of experience. By combining Nemo Network Benchmarking Solution with Nemo Cloud and Nemo Analyze, you can create an end-to-end automated data processing environment from the collection of measurement data to analytics and reporting. View the results as a NPS score that compares the quality of mobile networks and visualizes the quality of experience (QoE) that the end users perceive when running common applications inside a phone with real use cases in different environments.

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Keysight Nemo Wireless Network Solutions

Nemo Backpack Pro

5G in-building network benchmarking solution

Network Benchmarking: Frequently Asked Questions

Network benchmarking is a systematic process used to evaluate and compare the performance of various network services and infrastructures. This involves measuring a range of metrics that reflect the quality, efficiency, and reliability of network services. The primary goal of network benchmarking is to provide an objective basis for assessing the performance of a network, understanding how it compares to competitors or industry standards, and identifying areas for improvement. 

Mobile network benchmarking campaigns gather information to characterize the Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) of mobile networks. In a typical benchmarking workflow, operators:

  • Key performance indicators (KPIs) related to customer QoE and network QoS
  • Service coverage, accessibility, retainability, and integrity
  • The latest network development including 5G advancements, data, voice, and video quality; and interoperability between 5G and 4G networks
  • Call performance metrics, such as completed call rate, call setup success rate, dropped calls, blocked calls, call setup time, and call quality
  • Data performance metrics, including download (DL) and upload (UL) speeds, network latency, and web browsing time
  • Performance indicators for third-party over-the-top (OTT) applications

Wireless network benchmarking is important for understanding the service coverage and quality of competitors, as well as ensuring network performance and competitiveness.

  • Reduce churn by improving QoE to retain existing customers
  • Enhance the network’s reputation to attract new customers
  • Identify and address network coverage gaps and issues, such as problems with 5G-LTE interoperability
  • Shorten the time-to-market of new technologies, such as 5G NR non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA), LTE-A 8CC and 9CC, and NB-IoT
  • Pinpoint coverage problems at the network’s edge and other weak spots
  • Identify the best-performing phone models
  • Make informed decisions on where to expand coverage and which KPIs to prioritize

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