P3 Communications Starts VoLTE Benchmark Testing in the US

1 May 2015
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P3 Communications Starts VoLTE Benchmark Testing in the US Image Credit: P3 Communications

P3 communications, an international consulting, testing and engineering services company, is conducting an end-to-end analysis and comparison of Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) performance in Washington, D.C.  In addition to the U.S., P3 will conduct public benchmarks in Spain and the Netherlands later this year.

The drive tests's objective which will include circuit switched voice and smartphone data, is to provide a clear, objective and technically sound look at the network performance of the four major U.S. wireless carriers from the customer's perspective. 

P3 will release a detailed report for the drive test in June, representing each carrier's performance as a "P3-Score," which is used to map the technical performance metrics to a common scale and to aggregate the achievements in the different test categories to one final count.

P3 said that it has been running similar annual public benchmarks in Germany since 2002 and in Austria and Switzerland since 2009, benchmarking wireless network quality and service performance.

Dirk Bernhardt, CEO of P3 communications, Inc
It's exciting to be the first to test VoLTE and demonstrate how it performs compared to legacy voice services," said . "Mobile devices have become our constant companions, and the more we rely on them to stay informed and connected, the more important it is that wireless networks perform as promised.

Image by Rosino (Flickr), via Wikimedia Commons

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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