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Planet | RF Planning Software

Planning for the best wireless networks

Adding AI to Network Planning

Product overview

To differentiate, retain high-value customers or generate new revenue streams, the need to deploy 5G networks much faster than any other wireless generation while keeping costs under control is in every operator’s mind. This starts with very efficient planning processes that require minimal human intervention and self-adapt to the myriad design scenarios.

With Planet, our innovative, market-leading RF planning software and optimization solution, we give you the most powerful and accurate tools so you can meet these challenges to plan, design and optimize 3G, 4G, 5G and beyond easily and accurately. 

Now incorporating a world-first RF planning model powered by AI, and automated access to crowdsourcing information, Planet is changing the way engineers will plan their wireless networks tomorrow. By relying on real-world data and revolutionary machine learning advances to accurately predict wireless coverage, validate plans against live data and remove manual complexities, radio engineering activities are becoming even simpler and faster. 

Along with our Geodata product and TEMS network testing, Planet also offers a seamless integration with iBwave in-building design solutions. No other partner can take you through the entire RF planning, testing and optimization lifecycle – from indoor to outdoor.  

The results are faster deployment, higher team productivity and better control of your radio infrastructure costs. 

Key benefits

First to 5G

Accelerate 5G roll-out

5G network deployment time is key for your business while you maintain 4G performance, requiring you to improve the efficiency of your network design activities. Using Planet, Infovista’s 5G planning solution, its unique AI/ML functionalities, along with accurate mapping and direct access to crowdsourcing data, you can truly accelerate your 5G rollout and improve wireless design quality.

Increase your employee productivity

Automate for better productivity

With Planet’s automated network design tool-set and Planet Server, you can automate RF planning workflows and processes, such as the generation of any coverage predictions, network statistics, ACP and more to ensure that they’re always up-to-date. The results can automatically be shared through databases and web services. This means you can access your entire wireless footprint in a web browser, simplifying and reducing the cost of updating and sharing network coverage simulations, and ultimately increasing your engineering productivity.

Integration

One integrated 5G solution for increased efficiency

Planet's RF planning software directly integrates with our Vista suite, TEMS and iBwave in-building solutions to give you more efficiency in your activities from RF planning to troubleshooting and optimization, and saving operational costs associated with siloed solutions. Integrated solutions bring you better operational efficiency in wireless planning and optimization activities, while providing more visibility on your network so you can act right and faster. Only Infovista offers you a complete turnkey solution - RF planning, geodata, network testing, troubleshooting and optimization - to cover your entire network planning project from indoor to outdoor.

Network Quality

Higher network quality experience

High quality networks starts with accurate design. We give you the most reliable data on the most powerful visualization and modeling platforms with Planet’s accurate network performance simulations, ML-based 3D propagation modeling, crowdsourcing and Geodata. With the ability to leverage live data such as live call trace and crowdsourcing, your design and optimisation activities are focused on your subscribers’ real experience. Accurate modeling capabilities allow you to offer the highest quality wireless indoor and outdoor from Day One and roll out 5G networks that deliver the expected performance which ultimately improve your customer experience.

Do much more than planning - Only with Planet

Features & use cases

Regression Testing

Leading capabilities for 5G planning

5G employs radically new technologies like massive MIMO and flexible numerology, as well as new bands like sub-6 and mmWave. Planet has been developed to support 5G NR use cases like EMB, FWA or massive IoT, and complying with the latest 3GPP standards. With true 3D planning capabilities, Planet helps engineers to make the right design and optimization decisions. By simplifying the design and evolution of complex 4G/5G networks, Planet helps you to transition to 5G faster and at a lower cost.

Support for 5G Planning

Simulation accuracy

Planet excels at accurate predictive RF modeling so that mobile operators can reliably simulate mobile performance, and benefit from effective CAPEX budgeting and optimal ROI in their real-world site deployments. Planet offers a range of accurate and unique propagation models, already validated for 5G, such as our latest Artificial Intelligence Model (AIM) or Universal Model, as well as proven coverage and capacity simulations from 2G to 5G.

Advanced Service Modelling

Native integration of live data

Planet allows you to combine live measurements including crowdsourced data, social media or mobile measurements (call traces) with predictions, to connect your plans with reality and ultimately improve the accuracy of planning and optimization. With seamless connectivity to Vista Experience, our geo-intelligence and RAN optimization platform and direct access to crowdsourced data, engineers have an unprecedented level of geolocated insights into mobile subscribers’ behavior and coverage experience through real-world data leveraged directly into their planning solution.

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Automation and deployment flexibility

Through its powerful workflow automation, Planet and its Server edition can automate the generation of virtually any wireless planning map or statistics for pre-defined scenarios that are usually produced manually. Such capability ensures extremely fast deliverables, high consistency in results and the ability to share any coverage-related information externally. In addition, multi-user support and flexible deployment options make it easy to set up Planet in your own IT environment or in the cloud, minimizing infrastructure cost.

Testimonials

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Rakuten Mobile’s new 5G network in Japan is a cloud-native mobile network with the flexibility to fulfil the true promise of 5G, supporting important new functionalities, such as network slicing, offering dedicated connectivity for specific customers and ultra-low latency services and beyond, without compromising on reliability. As such, it is critical that our RF design, planning and operational platforms are built using the same concepts and our work with Infovista has delivered an open solution that will allow us to scale and automate many of the critical capabilities we need to deliver on our vision.

Tareq Amin, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) @ Rakuten Mobile

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Infovista’s ability to quickly and accurately model technology based on our requirements was the key for us to be the first to market.

Stevan Filipovic, Head of Technology Leadership @ Ericsson

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Essa Haider, Ooredoo Kuwait

The Infovista Planet solution supports Ooredoo Kuwait across our 5G planning and deployment phase allowing us to reduce time to market along with optimizing our 5G site investment. Our relationship with Infovista spans many years and this expansion is based on the technical strength of the solution and Infovista’s long term vision towards a full network automation lifecycle solution which we strongly support.

Essa Haider, Director Network Planning & Design @ Ooredoo Kuwait

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We selected Planet after an extensive benchmark of 5G planning and automation capabilities. It’s the only solution providing a complete 3D feature set

KDDI Corporation

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Zain KSA_CTO

Leveraging crowdsourced dataset, including a large volume of social media data, for traffic map creation, Infovista radio planning solution helped Zain KSA reach an unmatched level of accuracy when it comes to precise planning for densification in order to successfully introduce 5G in new cities of the Kingdom. "As we accelerate the rollout of 5G services in the country with new cities being covered, we want to ensure we deliver best-in-class experience in the locations of our customers and to better serve them."

Abdulrahman Al-Mufadda, Chief Technology Officer @ Zain