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How do I differentiate between a field engineer and a RF network engineer?

By Tim Heard ·
I am working with a company that from time to time needs people to help it with mobile device testing. Tools used would be things like QXDM Pro and TEMS.

Both types of professionals do drive testing, but one tests networks while the other tests how well specific devices perform on networks.

My question is whether there's an easy way to differentiate one from the other... A skill that a field engineer would have, for instance, that a RF network engineer likely wouldn't.

Thanks in advance.

Tim

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Hmm. Let's see

by TobiF In reply to How do I differentiate be ...

Field engineer:
Lot't of handset experience
Handset antenna theory
Faultfinding handsets
Handset RF spurious signals

Network engineer:
Radio Network planning/optimization
Erlang tables
Distribution of logical channels
Other Controller settings
RBS antenna systems
Attenuation balance equation
Data transcript for Base stations
Interference hunting

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