Planet

  • Innovative mobile network planning and optimization solutions for mobile operators, equipment vendors and consultants

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Product at a Glance

Planet (formerly Mentum Planet) is a reliable, award-winning RF network planning and optimization software used by the majority of mobile operators and equipment vendors for RF planning, radio network and mobile network optimization, and mobile network performance management. Supporting all major wireless access standards, Planet addresses every stage of the mobile network lifecycle, from strategic RF planning to mobile network design and management, to re-planning and multi-technology and multi-vendor mobile network optimization, including 3D network planning, small cells and heterogeneous networks (HetNets).

RF planning accuracy with Planet: LTE network planning & optimization in 3D
RF planning accuracy with Planet: LTE network planning & optimization in 3D
Live RAN planning: Identifying evolving hot spots from real-time performance KPIs
Live RAN planning: Identifying evolving hot spots from real-time performance KPIs
Efficient deployments of small cells with Planet's Automatic Cell Planning
Efficient deployments of small cells with Planet's Automatic Cell Planning
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Through Planet’s state-of-the-art modeling capabilities and built-in automated mobile network planning (ANP) capabilities – including automatic cell planning (ACP), RF planning and optimization – engineers can select the best mobile network design and deployment scenarios, automate RF network planning, manage large-scale mobile networks and optimize mobile network performance. Planet’s capabilities allow mobile operators to improve radio network design quality, roll out next-generation networks faster, and ultimately improve network CAPEX and OPEX.

Leveraging the strengths of InfoVista’s portfolio, Planet offers live RF planning by integrating access to live data such as highly accurate, geo-located call traces, temporal selections of network performance data and live mobile network configuration and parameters. It provides RF engineers with an accurate view of their mobile network’s current status, its evolving traffic demands and existing network issues. It also facilitates timely radio network planning and optimization decisions for areas of poor performance or quickly growing traffic demand. Last but not least, Planet enables easy hotspot identification for small cell roll-outs, more accurate network analyses as well as prediction-based mobile network optimization.

Key Features

True Multi-RAN Support

Planet (formerly Mentum Planet) supports most of the commercially deployed wireless standards, including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, LTE (TDD and FDD), LTE-Advanced, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, cdma2000, EVDO, iDEN, TETRA, P25 and generic TDMA/FDMA systems using simulcast.

Live Mobile Network Planning Delivers Better Networks

Planet’s live RF planning capabilities give up-to-date mobile network views and enables RF engineers to focus on the right mobile network planning and optimization tasks. Live RF planning ensures that these processes are based on live mobile network configurations, actual traffic loads and known mobile network performance, achieved through Planet’s seamless integration with InfoVista's other solution portfolio.

Outstanding Support for Small Cells and HetNets

Planet offers a full range of capabilities to support the successful deployment of small cells and HetNets, including strategic evaluation, backhaul considerations and automated network planning features to optimize the spectral efficiency and return on investment (ROI).

Advanced Antenna Modelling and Vendor-Managed Antenna Library

Unique to other RF planning tools in the market, Planet offers a thorough modeling of the antenna system, making it easy for users to get direct access to antenna data through an online, integrated antenna library.

Designed for Scenario-Based RF Planning

Planet offers unmatched capabilities for concurrently managing several mobile network planning scenarios, making it possible for operators to consider and compare various designs and select the best one.

Use Cases

Cost-effectively design and roll out 2G, 3G, LTE and LTE-Advanced networks

Planet offers complete support for most wireless access standards. From the product’s origin to today’s latest incarnation with full support for LTE-Advanced, Planet has remained a technological leader in the RF planning industry, and continues to deliver on its promise of supporting new and advanced radio access technologies before the market need even exists.

Live Mobile Network Planning: Roll out optimized small cells and HetNets based on an accurate view of the live network

Planet’s live RF planning capabilities help RF planning and optimization engineers to to maximize mobile network performance and quality of mobile service. The integration of geo-located call traces, network performance data and live network configurations enables RF engineers to effectively plan and optimize small cells and HetNets, steering network investments and improvements to the areas where they will have the highest return.

Network Management - Handle the key asset, the wireless network’s reach, efficiently

The ongoing management of a wireless network is no small task. Today's network planning solutions are an important part of a global ecosystem of OSS/BSS tools that, together, are meeting the needs of operators to manage the network and its evolution. Mentum Planet offers several capabilities that are uniquely suited to help operators better manage their wireless networks, including the openness of the platform with unmatched extensibility and programmability as well as the possibility of deploying Mentum Planet as an enterprise solution with comprehensive multi-user capabilities.