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Ranplan: indoor-outdoor network mapping startup claims big lead

20th March 2017

We sat down with Alastair Williamson, CEO of Ranplan, to find out what was what with the Wireless Network Simulator (WNS) software startup. Born out of a rather academic research project in 2006, the company took a leap of faith in 2012 – moving into developing a product based on its findings. This gave birth to iBuildNet, a software offering…

Ranplan CEO says emerging firms are better equipped to meet niche requirements

10th March 2017

Alistair Williamson, CEO of UK-based firm Ranplan who specialize in developing tools that plan both indoor and combined indoor and outdoor RF wireless network, says there’s been a “shift from just the traditional exhibitors to new emerging technology Companies participating ” at Mobile World Congress. This year, he said, speaking to Telecom Review, large operators, vendors, and system integrators are…

Demand For Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Drives Global Growth At Ranplan

27th February 2017

New generation of RF planning and optimisation tools The original purpose of mobile networks was to provide voice coverage when users were away from their offices or homes. This has been well served by outdoor macro networks, which could largely be planned and deployed using established outdoor RF analysis and planning tools. But the shift to mobile data has increased…

Radio Planning for a Smart World

27th February 2017

Cities are getting smarter and our lives are becoming more connected. At the same time as we come to expect anytime, anywhere access to broadband, there is a growing demand to connect more things. If we believe the hype, the Internet of Things (IoT) will see M2M traffic increase exponentially over the next decade, with predictions of 30 billion connected…

Ranplan launches latest version of indoor/outdoor RF planning tool at Mobile World Congress

14th February 2017

iBuildNet 4.0 offers single solution for all indoor and outdoor environments At this month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, innovative and fast growing UK-based Ranplan is set to launch iBuildNet 4.0, the latest version of its powerful suite of tools for combined indoor and outdoor wireless network planning, deployment and optimisation. iBuildNet 4.0 is an all-in-one, heterogeneous network planning, optimisation…