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1. (WO2019027685) USER EQUIPMENT INCLUDING SPECTRUM ANALYZER, AND NETWORK DEVICE
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CLAIMS

WHAT IS CLAIMED IS :

1. A device comprising:

one or more processors;

a memory; and

one or more components stored in the memory and executable by the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:

conducting at least one communication via a first set of frequency resources;

initiating a scan of a second set of frequency resources, wherein the second set of frequency resources is different than the first set of frequency resources;

detecting a signal associated with the second set of frequency resources;

determining one or more metrics associated with the signal, the one or more metrics including a received signal strength indication (RSSI), a reference signal received power (RSRP), a reference signal received quality (RSRQ), and a signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR); and

sending the one or more metrics to a network device for aggregation and analysis.

2. The device of claim 1, wherein the device is a mobile telephone, and wherein the initiating the scan of the second set of frequency resources is performed by an application operating on the mobile telephone.

3. The device of claim 1, wherein the operations further comprise: determining a location of the device associated with the one or more metrics; and

sending the location of the device to the network device for aggregation and analysis.

4. The device of claim 1, wherein:

the first set of frequency resources includes at least one first channel associated with at least one of a 700MHz band, 1700 MHz band, a 1900 MHz band, or a 2100 MHz band; and

the second set of frequency resources includes at least one second channel associated with a 600 MHz band or a 3500 MHz band.

5. The device of claim 1, wherein the operations further comprise: determining a power resource associated with the device;

determining a location associated with the device; and

initiating the scan of the second set of frequency resources based at least in part on the power resource and the location.

6. The device of claim 1, wherein the operations further comprise: receiving, via a user interface of the device, a command indicative of enabling a spectrum analyzer mode, and

initiating the scan of the second set of frequency resources based at least in part on the command enabling the spectrum analyzer mode.

7. A system comprising:

one or more processors;

a memory; and

one or more components stored in the memory and executable by the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:

initiating, via an application operating on a user equipment, a scan of at least one frequency resource;

detecting a signal associated with the at least one frequency resource;

determining one or more metrics associated with the signal;

determining a location associated with the one or more metrics; and

sending the one or more metrics and the location to a network device.

8. The system of claim 7, wherein the one or more metrics include one or more of:

a received signal strength indication (RSSI);

a reference signal received power (RSRP);

a signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR); or

a reference signal received quality (RSRQ).

9. The system of claim 7, wherein the at least one frequency resource is at least one first frequency resource associated with a first frequency range, and wherein the operations further comprise:

initiating a communication using at least one second frequency resource, wherein the at least one second frequency resource is associated with a second frequency range that is separate from the first frequency range; and

initiating the scan of the at least one first frequency resource

independent of the communication using the at least one second frequency resource.

10. The system of claim 7, wherein the operations further comprise: initiating a communication using the at least one frequency resource; determining a signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) associated with the at least one frequency resource;

determining that the SINR is above a first threshold value;

determining a received signal strength indication (RSSI) associated with the at least one frequency resource;

determining that the RSSI is above a second threshold value; and

sending the one or more metrics including the SINR to the network device.

11. The system of claim 7, wherein the operations further comprise: determining a power resource associated with the user equipment; determining a location associated with the user equipment; and initiating the scan of the at least one frequency resource based at least ' on the power resource and the location.

12. The system of claim 7, wherein the operations further comprise: providing a user interface for presentation via the user equipment; receiving a command via the user interface, the command indicative of enabling a spectrum analyzer mode; and

initiating the scan of the at least one frequency resource based at least in part on the command enabling the spectrum analyzer mode.

13. The system of claim 7, wherein operations further comprise: determining a location of the user equipment initiating the scan; and sending the location of the user equipment to the network device for aggregation and analysis.

14. The system of claim 7, and wherein the operations further comprise:

scanning one or more channels of the at least one frequency resource based at least in part on a scanning schedule.

15. The system of claim 7, wherein the operations further comprise: receiving, by the network device, a plurality of network metrics, wherein a network metric of the plurality of network metrics includes an associated location;

determining, by the network device and based at least in part on the plurality of network metrics, aggregated network metrics; and

determining, by the network device and based at least in part on the aggregated network metrics, an interference level of a channel associated with the at least one frequency resource.

16. A method comprising:

receiving, by a user equipment selectively configured to initiate a first communication via first set of frequency resources and to initiate a second communication via a second set of frequency resources, a command to configure the user equipment to initiate communications via the first set of frequency resources;

initiating, by the user equipment, a scan of the second set of frequency resources;

detecting, by the user equipment, a signal associated with the second set of frequency resources;

determining, by the user equipment, one or more metrics associated with the signal;

determining, by the user equipment, a location associated with the one or more metrics; and

sending, by the user equipment, the one or more metrics and the location to a network device.

17. The method of claim 16, wherein the method further comprises: initiating, based at least in part on the command, a communication via the first set of frequency resources.

18. The method of claim 16, wherein the method further comprises: determining a power resource associated with the user equipment;

determining a location associated with the user equipment; and

initiating the scan of the second set of frequency resources based at least in part on the power resource and the location.

19. The method of claim 16, wherein the method further comprises: presenting a user interface via a display of the user equipment;

receiving a command via the user interface, the command indicative of enabling a spectrum analyzer mode; and

initiating the scan of the second set of frequency resources based at least in part on the command enabling the spectrum analyzer mode.

20. The method of claim 16, wherein the one or more metrics include at least a received signal strength indication (RSSI), a reference signal received power (RSRP), a reference signal received quality (RSRQ), and a signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR).

21. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed, cause one or more processors to perform operations comprising:

receiving, by a network device, at least one network metric and a location associated with the at least one network metric, the at least one network metric captured by a user equipment configured to determine the at least one network metric via a spectrum analyzer application;

receiving, by the network device, a plurality of network metrics, the plurality of network metrics including the at least one network metric;

determining, by the network device and based at least in part on the plurality of network metrics, aggregated network metrics;

determining, by the network device and based at least in part on the aggregated network metrics, an interference level of a signal associated with at least one frequency resource; and

determining, by the network device and based at least in part on the aggregated network metrics, a power level associated with the at least one frequency resource.

22. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of claim 21, the operations further comprising:

accessing, by the network device, a database including a location of a transmitter; and

determining, by the network device, that at least a portion of the aggregated network metrics correspond to the transmitter.

23. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of claim 21, the operations further comprising:

determining, by the network device and based at least in part on the aggregated network metrics, an indication to deploy a base station to a location associated with the aggregated network metrics.

24. The non-transitory computer-readable medium of claim 21, the operations further comprising:

determining, by the network device and based at least in part on the aggregated network metrics, an indication to deploy vehicle-based testing equipment to a location associated with the aggregated network metrics.