Symena, provider of automatic cell planning (ACP) tools, announced that it has delivered Capesso LTE to eight of the top ten LTE equipment vendors for use in designing the next generation of radio networks. Capesso LTE is being used to design networks in Europe, Asia and North America with tools, ATOLL from Forsk and Mentum Planet.
“The design challenge for LTE is immense,” commented Symena’s managing director, Dr Thomas Neubauer. “There are several new design parameters for LTE that were not there with UMTS and CDMA. They include things like MIMO, several frequency bands, variable bandwidths and adaptive coding and modulation. Each of those has a significant impact on the business case for LTE deployment.”
The experience with LTE vendors has given Symena a unique understanding of LTE radio network configuration. As radio network configuration is a core component of self organizing networks (SON) this invaluable experience is being incorporated in Symena’s SON configuration server, SONnovo.