Evaluation of the Strength of Signal Received By A GSM Network (MTN) In Owerri Metropolis Using Drive Test

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Author(s) Amaka A. Nwaokoro | Nkwachukwu Chukwuchekwa | Kelechi C. Emerole
Pages 17-27
Volume 6
Issue 1
Date January, 2016
Keywords Microwave, Frequency, Model, Medium, Test, Drive, Degradation, Network

Abstract

Telecommunication system should generate the expected effect (signal), maintain the integrity of the effect in the course of propagation, with the capacity to improve the effect of the message .This ensures signal effective communication. However, the effects of the environmental factors through which signal are propagated, has some degradable influence on the radiating signal. These factors which are mainly buildings and trees do reflect, diffract, attenuate, absorb and even scatter the propagation signal in the medium. The impact of this anomaly is that it cost the network providers a very huge amount of money to install and maintain more network devices to abate this problem. Also, some network subscribers who experience this hardship in the network, do abandon their service provider for alternative networks. This research studies, analyzes and proffers solution on how to overcome the hindrances / obstacles that undermine the level of signal strength received within Owerri metropolis.

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