The investigation of propagation models in urban areas is vital because the surrounding is poised of diverse physical obstructions. These models are useful development tools that enable the network planner of wireless communication networks achieve optimal levels for the base station operation and meeting the anticipated service level requirements. This research examines five experimental broadcast models- FSPL, EGLI, ECC, COST 231 and ERICSSON Model for pathloss performance in Owerri, Imo State of Nigeria. A drive test was carried out to acquire the authentic field data on the LTE with a frequency of 700MHz network deployed within the study area. TEMS Investigation and Discovery network planning tool was used for the forecast calculations. Results obtained shows that Ericsson model was found to best predict the environment with a minimum deviation of 10.11dB being closest to measured pathloss with 2.01dB compared to the other models.
Keywords : Pathloss, LTE, Base Station, Model, Broadcast.