A solution by brown-iposs for the simple query of current coverage information of various mobile radio technologies.

CellCover provides exact information on the current mobile radio availability. The product enables a fast and targed-oriented disassembling from metering point, sensors and associated services, which use a mobile radio or LoRaWAN network as the basis for communication. A complete integration into your own administrative and production processes is possible.

CellCover continues to evolve

Now also LoRaWAN is supported

To determine the reachability of the LoRaWAN network, a LoRaWAN module is integrated that determines and reports the reachable gateways. In combination with the CellCover methods, brown-iposs has created a solution that provides a point-accurate and area-wide statement about the availability and quality of LoRaWAN networks. This allows you to plan and optimize each LoRaWAN network optimally with regard to quality.

Advantages of CellCover

  • Easy determination of possible installation locations for smart meters
  • Targeted selection of the mobile network operator
  • Ensure high availability of the measuring points and sensors
  • Process optimization
  • Make faster decisions
  • Go Green support through resource efficiency
  • Securing the market through advantages over the competition
  • Current data that is fully available and can be called up at any
  • A high level of acceptance among employees thanks to full integration
  • Low implementation effort
  • Low cost
  • No additional personnel requirements

4 steps towards reliable coverage information

To create reliable coverage information you need:

  • Reliable raw data
  • Reliable provision bill
  • A catchy presentation

1. Measurement of the current state

The measurement is carried out using a measuring box or our app.

2. Data fusion/ ascertainment/ classification of transmitting station

In this step, the import into the database takes place. Furthermore the data is also checked and anonymized. In addition, there is a comparison with the BNetzA, a check in WiMAP-4G and the assignment of measurement data – transmitter.

3. Transfer to surrounding areas

At first, an estimation of the transmission data with regard to antenna, power and alignment takes place. Afterwards all areas are calculated.

4. Laminar representation = supply information

The focus here is on the summary of the results and the test and control comparison. An export for forms, Maps, … is executed.

Measurement data & measuring box

Current radio coverage information is gathered by measurements using an Android app and / or a measuring box installed at or in a car. By that it is possible to provide a long-term development of mobile communications coverage and to detect uncovered or poor covered areas.

The measuring box consists of a signal receiver for the 450 – 3800 MHz range, a control unit and a GPS module. RF data can be gathered in a wide range of mobile radio technologies such as GSM, UMTS, LTE and 5G and as well for LoRaWAN, while data upload is done by LTE, WLAN or even by a USB stick. The form factor, protection class and power supply are adapted to the specila needs while using it in or at vehicles.

App

Coverage information can also be collected using the android based CellCover app. A standard interface provides all the necessary information, including signal strength, signal quality, provider and position of the measurement of 2G, 3G or 4G (also 5G is in preparation). The data is transferred anonymously to the database, validated and expanded by prediction calculations, in order to then be made available in customer-specific visualizations and forms.