For an embedded application, I’m trying to use the +KNETSCAN to obtain the list of all available networks in the installation area to help the customer to choose the best network operator to maximize the chance to transfer data (sms/gprs).
I want to display the name of all available operators with the associated rssi level.
I use the KNETSCAN command successfully, it returns me the list of all the GSM and UMTS cells and for each one among other things : PLMN (MCC+MNC) and signal level.
The question is : how can I get the the intelligible name of all available operators with the PLMN displayed? Like obtained with the +COPS when the modem is connected with an operator SIM card.
The device can be used in several countries and the full list of mcc/mnc/name exceeds 1600 lines to cover the whole world.
Is this list contained in the modem? If so, how to get the alphanumeric format for each listed operator?
If not, is there any common way to include this function is an embedded system?
Thanks for your feedback!