Operator 3 Indonesia and Nokia have announced that they are working together to optimize and expand 3’s LTE network coverage and capacity to meet customer demand via what is referred to as a new Zero Drive Test solution.
3 Indonesia is the first Nokia customer in the Asia Pacific and Japan region to adopt this solution, which is 100 percent automated.
It is powered by Nokia’s AVA Cognitive Services which, says Nokia, allows mobile operators to transform their network, service and business operations through the application of AI and automation, helping them to predict and resolve network issues and improve the customer experience.
It also offers enhanced network measurement and assessment which, says Nokia, is superior to conventional drive tests on the road, not to mention a much broader and more comprehensive view than conventional drive tests, which only provide a snapshot of network performance along the drive test route.
For example, Nokia’s solution can identify the experience for subscribers inside buildings, or contrast performance in the same location at different times of the day.
This data will help 3 Indonesia to optimize the rollout of LTE base stations and improve any congested capacity or poor coverage spots.
But this is more than just an impressive measurement tool. The solution will also, Nokia says, reduce CO2 emissions by replacing manual drive tests.