Ranplan In-Building

Efficiently plan, design and optimise complex
in-building wireless networks.

Ranplan In-Building is the most accurate and high-performance indoor network planning tool created specifically for large, complex in-building projects. With the advanced propagation engine, 3D modelling capability, full access to the components database, as well as key optimisation modules, Ranplan In-Building empowers system integrators, mobile operators and equipment vendors to rapidly and cost-effectively plan indoor networks for a range of environments.

Product Capabilities

  • Supports indoor solutions such as passive DAS, small cells, and WiFi
  • Supports multiple technologies such as 3G, 4G (LTE), 5G NR, IoT, Public Safety, and Smart Cities
  • Fast indoor 3D ray-tracing
  • Full indoor coverage prediction

How Ranplan Professional adds value to Mobile Operators, OEMs and System Integrators

Benefits to Mobile Operators

Ranplan solutions deliver 20-30% CAPEX/OPEX savings for in-building wireless network by:

  • Accurately predicting network performance
  • Optimising network topology and selection of network elements (antennas, cables, splitters, couplers,…)
  • Digitalising building and network design for information integrity and easy access
  • Evaluating and verifying the network designs to eliminate network over-dimensioning

Benefits to OEMs and System Integrators

Ranplan solutions deliver over 50% increase in productivity for in-building wireless network design:

  • Best-in-class 3D building modelling
  • Intelligent algorithms for antenna, smart layout, network topology optimisation, delivering an unprecedented automation of in-building network design
  • Automatic generation of bill of materials
  • One-click report generation
  • Reuse the project files for system upgrades or other projects
  • Great assurance of network quality results in greater customer satisfaction
  • Significant completion advantages over designs using less advanced tools

Key Features

The world leading in-building wireless network design tool

  • Best-in-class 3D building modelling: Smart CAD extract to enable users to faithfully reconstruct imported 2D models into 3D
  • Network System Design allows users to flexibly model and design networks for a wide range of venues and environments
  • Large multi-vendor component database
  • Optimisation modules (IFO/IAO/ICO/ITO/INP) brings the automation of in-building wireless network design to an unprecedented level
  • Optional Wireless Network Simulator (WNS) for traffic capacity simulation
  • Fast and accurate true 3D ray-tracing/launching propagation engine optimised for complex indoor scenarios
  • A comprehensive set of reports
  • Comprehensive materials database and extensive components library

The industry-leading 5G network planning capability, supporting:

  • Both NSA and SA deployments
  • All 5G NR frequency bands
  • Multi-layer deployments, i.e., coverage, coverage and capacity, and super data layers
  • All 5G NR duplexing modes (TDD, FDD, SUL, and SDL)
  • All 5G NR numerology (e.g., sub-carrier spacing, symbol duration, CP, BW, FFT size, TTI)
  • All 7 MIMO modes (e.g., MU-MIMO and beamforming)
  • Massive MIMO and 3D-MIMO
  • Carrier aggregations (intra- and inter-band, cross-RATs)
  • Inter-working between 5G NR with 2G/3G/4G/NB-IoT/WiFi networks

Supported Technologies

Ranplan In-Building is the leading 5G network planning platform, supporting:

  • Both NSA and SA deployments
  • All 5G NR frequency bands
  • Multi-layer deployments, i.e., coverage, coverage and capacity, and super data layers
  • All 5G NR duplexing modes (TDD, FDD, SUL, and SDL)
  • All 5G NR numerology (e.g., sub-carrier spacing, symbol duration, CP, BW, FFT size, TTI)
  • All 7 MIMO modes (e.g., MU-MIMO and beamforming)
  • Massive MIMO and 3D-MIMO
  • Carrier aggregations (intra- and inter-band, cross-RATs)
  • Inter-working between 5G NR with 2G/3G/4G/NB-IoT/WiFi networks

Accelerate and automate in-building network design time

Use Ranplan In-Building to help accelerate accurate network designs for active & passive DAS, Small Cells and WiFi environments.

Significantly reduce the time and cost of designing an indoor network by using Ranplan’s automation tools. Be confident in your designs by using a live database featuring multiple vendor approved components that are validated and compatible for all wireless technologies.

  • Smart CAD Extract tool used to accurately import floor plans from 2D and faithfully produce 3D building models
  • Network System Design
  • Component database from multiple vendors
  • Active and Passive DAS, small cells
  • Intelligent Design Module

Create active DAS system

Predict and optimise indoor coverage & capacity

With Ranplan In-Building you can optimise indoor coverage to ensure you meet capacity requirements for a range of large venues.

Simulate indoor coverage using the 3D ray-tracing propagation engine, and use the Intelligent Network Design optimisation tools to ensure that your planned network has been optimised to work with multiple technologies to meet indoor coverage KPIs. Once your network has been designed simulate traffic usage with the WNS tool to predict the end user experience as well as the overall network performance.

  • True 3D ray-tracing engine
  • 3D modelling & precise coverage maps
  • Cross floor simulation
  • Intelligent Network Design: Intelligent Cell Optimisation,
  • Intelligent Topology Optimisation, and Intelligent Frequency Optimisation
  • Full traffic capacity analysis (Wireless Network Simulation) – optional

Simulate indoor coverage

Access real-time actionable insights

Use the powerful and automatic reporting features in Ranplan In-Building to gain up to the minute project information.

The reporting editor allows users such as network planners/designers, equipment installers, project estimators, project managers and related personnel a convenient and fast way of producing relevant reports at the simple click of a button. As reports are automated, any changes made to projects are automatically updated in the reporting viewer in real time.

  • Equipment list, equipment budget report, Bill of Materials, and other reports
  • Cable routing report & cross-reference report
  • Antenna EIRP report and Antenna Link Budget report
  • EMF compliance report
  • Print Network System Design and Floor Layout Design

Generate power sharing reports

Other Solutions

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Book a free demo today to discover the features of Ranplan In-Building