Mentum Planet 5.5 Helps Operators Realize Full Economic Benefits of Heterogeneous Networks

New Release Offers Wi-Fi Support and Introduces New Capabilities to Help Operators Design and Optimize Wireless Networks in Areas ff High Traffic Demand

PARIS, FRANCE- SEPTEMBER 07, 2012 - InfoVista, the global leader of IP and RF planning, assurance and optimization software solutions, today announced the release of Mentum Planet 5.5 with Wi-Fi support.

Mentum Planet customers already have the most advanced and accurate network planning solution on the market and with this new release, InfoVista added a host of new features and functionality to help operators manage today's complex heterogeneous networks and massive mobile data demand in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.

New features in Mentum Planet 5.5 include:

  • Multi-standard Wi-Fi network modeling
  • Multi-technology data offloading analysis (Heterogeneous networks)
  • 3D network coverage visualization (City Designer)
  • Interactive mode for ACP as well as support for Wi-Fi and WiMAX
  • Further advancement of LTE capabilities (rel. 10 phase 1)

"Before 2020, the world's mobile networks will carry in excess of a zettabyte of data every year. Exponential traffic growth and spectrum shortages make small cells and Wi-Fi the hottest topics in the industry as operators try to cope with the increase in mobile data demand," commented Bernard Breton, Chief Operating & Strategy Officer at InfoVista. "Mentum Planet's fully-integrated Wi-Fi module provides operators with the opportunity to utilize Wi-Fi as a means of coping with soaring traffic demand. This module supports all Wi-Fi standards as well as multi-technology data offloading and automated cell planning and will be pivotal for wireless operators to ensure that their Wi-Fi networks are optimal from both a customer experience and an economic standpoint."

Mentum Planet 5.5 is presently available across the globe. 

About InfoVista: 

InfoVista is the leading provider of IP and RF planning, assurance and optimization software solutions and services that enable efficient network and IT transformations. Our award-winning solutions empower communications service providers and IT-intensive enterprises to deliver high-performing and differentiated services, while cost-effectively planning, operating, optimizing and monetizing their networks. InfoVista’s combined expertise and technology innovations in radio and IP networks provide more than 600 customers worldwide with a new level of network intelligence, visibility and control across the entire network life cycle. Using InfoVista solutions, they deliver optimal quality of service, ensure a high-quality user experience, invest appropriately and consolidate their OSS/BSS ecosystems, while keeping total cost of ownership as low as possible. For more information, please visit www.infovista.com.