In May 2013, Telstra, won a contract from the Victorian Government to roll out a new radio network. This was for the County Fire Authority to replace the analog system that had been in use.
The Wireless Networking Engineering team needed to survey not just the signal strength but also the voice quality, a bit error rate from multiple sites at once. They needed to survey the sites over a period of a couple of months which required the teams to drive tens of thousands of kms through the Victoria county.
STI’s software had the ability to measure up to four sites at a time. With BQSM, one of the radios was set up to scan up to 20+ sites and fine the top three strongest channels. The system then assigned those channels dynamically about every second to three other radios. Those three radios would then simultaneously survey the three sites.