Cambridge UK, 17 July 2020: Ranplan Wireless, developer of the world’s first combined 5G NR indoor and outdoor planning, optimisation, management and visualisation platform, Ranplan Professional, has been recognised by the European Commission as a ‘key innovator’ and selected for entry onto its Innovation Radar platform.
The innovation results from a collaboration with the University of Sheffield and University of Linköping of Sweden in project DECADE (Deploying High Capacity Dense Small Cell Heterogeneous Networks), a research project funded by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 programme to research and develop technologies to advance joint indoor-outdoor HetNet planning/optimisation to support 4G/5G. This innovation has already been successfully incorporated into Ranplan Professional, the world’s first joint indoor-outdoor HetNet planning software platform, launched in 2018.
The European Commission’s Innovation Radar includes a panel of highly regarded independent experts who analyse project innovations and their research outcomes according to clearly defined methodologies developed by the Joint Research Centre. These include an innovation potential indictor, an innovator capacity indicator and a barometer to measure maturity level for commercialisation. The panel concluded that Ranplan was a ‘key innovator’ and its innovation was particularly ‘noteworthy’ in the light of the market readiness and potential.
“We are grateful for the European Commission H2020 for supporting the DECADE project and are proud of being selected for entry on the European Commission’s Innovation Radar platform”, said Dr Hui Song, Chief Technology Officer, Ranplan Group AB. “Ultra-dense small cell/HetNet deployment is critical to providing high capacity in 4G/5G/B5G mobile networks. The innovations achieved in DECADE, which have largely been incorporated in Ranplan Professional, help operators to deploy high capacity and quality HetNets that meet users’ demands while typically saving 20-30% on CAPEX”, Dr Song added.
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Ranplan Wireless is an innovative wireless technology company that developed the first solution to plan, design and optimise in-building and outdoor wireless networks in coordination. Our solutions enable us to help an ecosystem of companies deploy the next generation of wireless networks for a range of applications in urban environments, supporting multiple technologies such as 4G LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi and IoT, providing end users with an unmatched quality of experience.
Ranplan Wireless is a subsidiary of Ranplan Group AB (Nasdaq First North: RPLAN) whose head office is in Stockholm, Sweden. The group operates out of offices in the UK, US and China.
About European Commission’s Innovation Radar
The Innovation Radar (IR) is a support initiative that focuses on the identification of high-potential innovations in the ICT FP7, CIP and H2020 projects and the key organization in delivering these innovations to the market.