5G NR is far more complex than previous generations of mobile networks and will still need to work together with current 4G LTE and WiFi radio access technologies (RATs), leading to challenges in network planning.
Our suite of tools can help you to plan your 5G NR network to address these challenges and ensure that your network is optimised early on in the planning and design phase to help ensure reliable network performance and excellent quality of experience for end users.
Ranplan Professional 5.2, the latest release of Ranplan’s flagship radio network planning tool, now supports the key features in 5G New Radio (NR) specified by 3GPP, including:
Radio network planners can use the latest Ranplan Professional release to plan and optimise 5G NR networks in coordination with other networks based on 2G/3G/4G/NB-IoT/WiFi radio access technologies (RATs).
Radio network planners can use Ranplan Professional to plan and optimise 5G NR networks in true hybrid indoor and outdoor scenarios. This means that they can lay the outdoor networks on GIS and indoor networks on building structures in 3D, and plan and optimise outdoor and indoor 5G NR in coordination.
Ranplan Professional complies with 5G NR specified in 3GPP Release 15, and supports:
Ranplan’s radio propagation engine is tailored to provide the best support for 5G radio propagation scenarios and includes the following features:
Ranplan Professional 5.2 supports 21 KPIs for 5G NR: SS RSRP, SS SINR, SS RSRQ, CSI RSRP, CSI SINR, CSI RSRQ, SRS RSRP and SRS SINR.
The above 5G NR KPIs can be analysed by the built-in radio propagation engine as well as the semi-dynamic Monte Carlo simulator in Ranplan Professional. The analysis of these KPIs will give radio network planners realistic insights of how 5G NR network will perform in indoor, outdoor and joint indoor-outdoor scenarios and in coordination with multi-RAT networks.