Neighboring cell measurement and notification %NCELLMEAS

The Nordic-proprietary %NCELLMEAS command starts neighboring cell measurements and reports the channel parameters with a result notification when the measurements are finished.v1.3.x

The results contain the parameters from the serving cell and optionally up to 17 neighboring cells. The results can be used, for example, in cellular-based positioning services.

Neighboring cell measurements are available during a data or signaling RRC connection only when the network has configured measurement rules for the device and the configured criteria is met.

If neighboring cell measurements have been active before the connection, measurement results from an RRC idle mode are available in connected mode for 10 seconds after the last measurement in idle mode has passed.

Measurements in idle mode are based on generic configurations from the network and radio conditions. Usually, measurements are not performed in idle mode during good radio conditions unless they are requested with the %NCELLMEAS command.

If the network configures connected mode measurements, measurement results from idle mode are cleared before the 10 seconds has passed.