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Meet iBwave - the in-building network design experts

iBwave
Mar. 5 2020

You may be wondering, “What is iBwave doing on Infovista’s blog?” For starters, Infovista and iBwave are teaming up to deliver a unified solution for indoor and outdoor-friendly network design!

With over thirty years of combined experience, iBwave and Infovista are the perfect partners to develop a network design application that can handle both indoor and surrounding outdoor areas without the need to switch software.

Infovista have been kind enough to let us write a few guest articles, and we’re returning the favor by having them do the same on the iBwave blog. We thought we would take the opportunity to introduce ourselves to Infovista’s customers and tell them a little about who we are.

So without further ado:

Who are we?

iBwave is a Canadian company founded in 2003 with headquarters in Montreal. In April 2015, we were acquired by Corning Incorporated.

For over seventeen years, we’ve been the leaders in in-building network design, leading the way to helping the world adopt global standards for 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi, and other wireless technologies in venues such as subways, stadiums, high-rises, and more. In 2016, we helped make the Rio Olympics the most connected olympics ever.

Midway through 2019, we announced support for in-building 5G wireless design in the latest release of our flagship product, iBwave Design. To say we’re excited at helping usher in the next generation of wireless would be an understatement!

Today, there are over 1100 companies using iBwave software around the world, including more than 300 equipment manufacturers. Our built-in components database has over 34, 000 parts, with many added directly by OEMs and engineers from tier 1 operators.

What do we do?

iBwave offers a variety of solutions depending on the network connection objectives of our clients. Operators, system integrators, and small-to-mid business looking to future proof their in-building network can take advantage of iBwave Design. As our flagship product, Design offers support for many technologies, including LTE, Wi-Fi, Public Safety, and of course, 5G.

iBwave Wi-Fi is a tailored solution intended for customers looking to design indoor Wi-Fi networks without the bells and whistles of our premium application.

FiberPass is our wireline offering, for operators looking to bring fiber connectivity to multi-dwelling units and other large venues.

iBwave Unity is our network management solution that allows businesses to track, share, and archive multiple projects between stakeholders. It also automates several time-consuming workflows to simplify the design and maintenance of a network.

Whichever product ends up being right for you, iBwave offers award winning training and certification to make sure you get the most out of our software. And our annual maintenance and support program is available 24 hours a day, five days a week. If you need help, we’re here for you.

Why do we do it?

To understand our guiding principles and philosophies, we follow our parent company’s mantra:

We build connections so the world can make them.

Our mission is to ensure people all around the world can connect and communicate through a multitude of wireless technologies, regardless of location.

To achieve this, we aspire to be the industry standard in in-building wireless and wireline network design. That means leading the way in design and innovation for new wireless technologies. It means having iBwave be synonymous with wireless design excellence, to be a household name in the wireless industry.

Ultimately, our goal is to consistently deliver network designs that are accurate, advanced, and that help set an industry standard for in-building wireless design.

Learn more about us

This year, iBwave was named as one of Montreal’s top employers. We’ve also won awards for innovation in the small cells and telecommunications industries.

We routinely hold webinars led by industry professionals on a variety of topics, and also publish free eBooks to empower our customers to get the most out of our software.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to keep up to date on the latest news.

And there you have it - it’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance. A big thank you to Infovista for allowing us the platform to introduce ourselves!