SOURCE: Global Wireless Solutions
May 06, 2010 13:52 ET
Global Wireless Solutions Reveals That Wireless Reliability Is at Record Levels in New York MSA
Throughput of Data Services Improves Twentyfold in Past Five Years
DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2010) - Global Wireless Solutions, Inc. (GWS) -- a leading provider of data collection and analysis, performance monitoring, benchmarking and network planning solutions for the wireless industry -- today announced that wireless network performance in the New York MSA has shown dramatic improvements in both voice and data performance over the past five years.
The leading wireless providers are now regularly experiencing 98 percent to 99 percent reliability for voice services in the New York MSA. In fact, the nation's two largest wireless providers, Verizon and AT&T, have increased reliability to around the 99 percent mark.
Wireless data services also have improved over the past five years. In 2005, drive tests in the New York MSA would typically result in average throughputs of about 50 kbps. During the past few years, testing of 3G service showed data throughput of 600 kbps to 700 kbps. However, improvements have continued. In drive tests concluded in April 2010, GWS is now seeing some 3G networks average data throughputs of around 1 Mbps -- 20 times better than test results from five years earlier.
"The New York MSA -- particularly Manhattan -- is an incredibly challenging market because of the unique geography, the number of wireless users per cell site and intense competition among wireless providers," said Paul Carter, president of GWS. "Examining statistics from our drive tests in New York over the past five years, which typically covers 8,000 miles, we've noticed a marked improvement in both voice and data services from the market's top wireless operators. This is impressive considering the tremendous growth in both voice and data subscribers and their usage over this timeframe."
GWS has driven nearly 5 million data collection miles nationally in the last several years, and has been providing competitive benchmarking drive tests to examine the reliability and performance of wireless services in the New York MSA since 2001.
About Global Wireless Solutions, Inc.
Global Wireless Solutions, Inc., headquartered in Dulles, Va., is the leading provider of data collection, performance monitoring, benchmarking and network planning solutions for the wireless industry. GWS has provided its services to some of the largest wireless network providers and equipment manufacturers worldwide. From scan drive testing, network acceptance testing and optimization to system benchmarking, GWS is unique in its ability to offer its customers a full suite of best-in-class turnkey engineering services. Please visit www.gwsolutions.com for more details.