My company is involved in the installation of mobile phone equipment into towers. Part of this work involves making test calls on equipment called RBS's to make sure that it is working correctly. Test calling involves making phone calls around the tower, in three separate areas called sectors, and ensuring that phone calls can be made without error. It also involves retrieving a number of parameters from the mobile phone tower such as cell id's and signal levels.
This work typically involves making 90 individual calls around the tower and manually recording the information from the phone into a hard copy which is proving very time consuming for the engineers on site. A Nokia E52 and a tool called Field Test are currently used to facilitate the test calling. I am looking for a developer to code an application which will enable the test phones to automatically make test calls without the engineer having to go through the process themselves.
The application will need to be able to automatically make a phone call, connect to the number, hang up and repeat this process a number of times in each of the three sectors around the mobile phone tower. It will also need to be able to log the call information (cell id's, signal level etc) in a file for later extraction. It will need to be able to extract any information that Filed test retrieves from the tower and ensure all phone calls are being made correctly (e.g. a phone call is made, is connecting properly etc).
Ideally this solution will be fully integrated into the existing process (combination of Nokia E5 with Field Test) and will allow the engineer to press a button and have the phone run through each of the calls itself and save the Field Test information in a file for later use. This can be done solely on the phone or connected to a computer, whichever is better suited to the requirements.
Enable a Nokia E52 with Field test software to make automatic test calls on a mobile phone tower
Extract all relevant information from Field Test and save in a file for later use
Provide a flexible solution for future expansion of the application
Eliminate the time consuming nature of test calls and provide a fully integrated system within a Nokia E52 and Field Test solution
Application must allow an engineer to start the application and have it make all the test calls itself, retrieve mobile phone tower information and save this information in a file for later extraction.
Any Solution is welcome, the main requirement is providing an automated test calling solution and saving call information in a file for later use.