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Webinar: Why 3D Network Design is Critical for Small Cells

Astrid Wastegård
May. 9 2013

Being able to create three dimensional models is essential in the design and optimization of mobile networks, especially in dense urban environments where small cells are being deployed. The influence of buildings and other man-made structures on network design and optimization has never been easier to understand, both as an input to 3D-traffic maps and its impact on propagation. The 3D features of the Metro Network Design Package, part of InfoVista's recently released Mentum Planet 5.6, help mobile operators overcome the urban network design challenge and produce accurate predictions and analyses that optimize the whole process.

With small cell deployments being used by mobile operators to increase capacity in congested urban environments, 3D visualization helps them to gain a better understanding of coverage, capacity and spectral efficiency at every level. Detailed 3D traffic maps and analyses make it possible to establish an in-depth understanding of the mobile network, which is crucial for the successful deployment of small cells that are positioned well below rooftops. And, with a successful deployment, the traffic load of the macro network is reduced, freeing-up resources that will boost the capacity of the macro layer.  The Metro Network Design package includes the Planet 3D model, which was specifically developed for urban environments and indoor propagation.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, we will host a webinar that presents an in-depth view of the Metro Network Design Package, and demonstrates how operators can easily and accurately define network information, predict coverage with models optimized for 3D propagation, and visualize an entire city in 3D, including indoor, outdoor and multi-floor coverage.

Please register here to join us for the webinar on May 15 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT.

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