Advanced automated network planning tool strengthens LTE and GSM support with improved scaling
Leatherhead, UK/Vienna, Austria – 8 January, 2013 AIRCOM International and Symena, the leading independent players in the growing network planning and optimisation software market, today announce the joint release of Capesso™ AI 5.5.1. The release of Capesso™ AI 5.5.1 is a significant milestone in the integration between AIRCOM’s network planning tool, ASSET, and Symena’s automatic cell planning tool Capesso™. The combined solution delivers significant planning and optimisation improvements for LTE networks, processing of very large projects and support for GSM measurements. Together these features sum to better support tomorrow’s heterogeneous networks (HetNet).
Capesso™ AI now provides fully integrated and aligned support for LTE. Target functions are matched for network coverage (RSRP), quality of network coverage (RSRQ) and quality for data channels (PDSCH SINR). Complementing these advanced technical features will better support the increasingly complex nature of LTE network planning, rollout and optimisation. In particular there is better support for large, metropolis sized projects and enhancements in integration between ASSET and Capesso™.
Capesso™ AI 5.5.1 also includes improvement to the Capesso Drive Test capability, the measured data module of Capesso™. This delivers proven support for GSM measured data, in addition to LTE and UMTS and the ability to detect and identify swapped feeders.
“We received tremendous positive feedback from our ASSET customers since the release of Capesso™ AI with a number making initial Capesso™ purchases,” said Daniel Ramirez, Director of Planning Products at AIRCOM. “These new features offer particular benefits for rolling out LTE, optimising GSM and effectively planning HetNets. This advanced functionality combines to sustain operational efficiency across next-generation mobile networks, enabling operators around the world to deliver differentiated service quality and maintain profitability.”
Capesso™ AI 5.5.1 supports AIRCOM ASSET 8.0 with patch R9.0.3 and R11.0.1. Full release notes and the release versions are available for immediate download.
AIRCOM is an independent provider of network management tools and services. I-VIEW, our open, standards-based framework, allows mobile network operators to rapidly, efficiently and seamlessly plan, manage, configure and optimise their networks. AIRCOM’s I-VIEW products enable operators to regain visibility and control of their entire network, enabling radical shifts in business dynamics to become more efficient, more agile and more profitable.
The market leader in the provision and deployment of network engineering tools, AIRCOM products are in use across 135+ countries by over half the world’s mobile operators. Every day, the 20 top global operators depend upon AIRCOM’s tools and consultants to improve network coverage and quality for more than 1.1 billion subscribers worldwide. Established for 15 years, we have built our reputation on creating and releasing additional value from within cellular networks.
With offices in 14 countries, we provide local and regional viewpoints and resource, as well as ensuring that our operator customers benefit from our global knowledge. By looking ahead of the market and sharing intelligence, we develop the skills and tools that network operators need to remain competitive, whatever the economic climate.
With over four million hours working on 3G networks alone, our expertise translates into direct and measurable cost savings for mobile operators. From initial consultancy through project implementation, using our staff, training yours, or sourcing expertise for you to take in-house, we are dedicated to maximising the performance of your network, and therefore your business.
Symena's core competence is the development of algorithms to improve the operation of the air interface of cellular radio networks. Where to put base stations, which equipment to use, and how to adjust radio and network parameters under a variety of traffic conditions and other scenarios are the key questions Symena answers. Symena's knowledge and experience are delivered through our high performance software.
Symena's products are used around the world by leading operators, equipment manufacturers and service providers. Its most significant customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Telekom Austria, Bouygues Telecom and Vodafone.
Symena is a 2002 spin-off from the Mobile Communications Group of the Vienna University of Technology, Austria using work started in the mid-1990s. The Mobile Communications Group is a world-renowned centre of excellence in the study of mobile communications.