When involved in a project such as a building, stadium or shopping centre, customers need to be confident that the tools they deploy to plan and design wireless networks take into account both the indoor and outdoor environment.
Ranplan Professional simultaneously models both indoor and outdoor environments and propagation interactions between them.
Ranplan Professional can simultaneously model both the indoor and outdoor environments and the complex propagation interaction between both environments providing a true picture of the HetNet performance.
Ranplan Professional is a capacity planning and QoE tool:
Ranplan Professional is used for intelligently planning and optimizing different Radio Access Technologies indoor and outdoor.
Intelligent Cell Optimisation (ICO)
Automatic AP location allocation and Tx-power assignment based on given coverage and leakage performance indicators.
Intelligent Topology Optimisation (ITO)
Optimise splitters and couplers in the DAS design to achieve desired power balance to each antenna/node.
Intelligent Frequency Optimization (IFO)
Wi-Fi focused, optimise channel allocation to each AP based on interference and coverage prediction.
Intelligent Antenna Optimisation (IAO)
DAS focused, intelligent antenna placement and selection in addition to power tuning.
Ranplan Professional simulates different traffic loading conditions by populating the network with a set of mobile devices (UEs) consuming a mix of services. This reveals how the user experience and network performance may vary under different conditions and helps identify areas for network upgrades and improvements.
The combination of physical environments, AP site locations and configurations with propagation prediction yields the coverage of the HetNet– the downlink signal strengths available to user terminals in any given location. Although high signal strength does not necessarily mean a good user experience, a lack of any signal certainly indicates a service outage, or ‘not spot’, which planners must avoid. Ranplan Professional overlays coverage onto the 3D outdoor and indoor areas. Where detailed indoor areas have been modelled, the indoor coverage on each floor is included.
Prediction accuracy has been verified by numerous measurement campaigns with some of the world’s largest mobile operators and network vendors.
The Ranplan Prediction Model (RPM) engine is a true indoor/outdoor, multi-resolution, fully user configurable, true 3-D ray-tracing model.