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Ellipse | Mobile Backhaul Solutions

Plan, build and operate transmission networks to support 4G and 5G

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Product Overview

Ellipse is engineering software for the dimensioning, planning and optimization of microwave link and wired backhaul networks. It is an integrated component of the Infovista RAN planning suite designed for 4G expansion and optimal deployment of 5G, as well as other wireless systems.

Relying on trusted engineering methods, Ellipse incorporates all the latest ITU specifications required for accurate backhaul network design and optimization. More than just a microwave engineering tool, Ellipse is a carrier-grade platform that supports the entire backhaul lifecycle, from design to optimization and enables full automation of link engineering activities.

Key Benefits

Proactively plan and upgrade large transmission networks in support of 5G

Proactively plan and upgrade large transmission networks in support of 5G

Incorporate Planet 5G mobile network planning (e.g., site candidates, expected radio capacity) into the design of the supporting transmission network by using the enterprise-grade Ellipse software platform.

Futureproof backhaul capacity for staged 5G rollouts

Futureproof backhaul capacity for staged 5G rollouts

Consider mmWave frequencies, line of sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight connections in Ellipse. Analyse the impact of carrier aggregation, MIMO, dual band and adaptive modulation on your transmission planning.

Manage combined wired and wireless backhaul networks

Manage combined wired and wireless backhaul networks

Accurately forecast and dimension upgrades required based on least-cost routing and capacity assessments to determine fiber vs. microwave backhaul feasibility. Scale capacity requirements to determine if near-term plan can grow to meet the anticipated 5G capacity requirements.

Proactively plan and upgrade large transmission networks in support of 5G

Robust backhaul network via simulation accuracy

Simulation accuracy is paramount if the software’s analyses are to be realized in the real world. Ellipse delivers a full path-profile analysis that includes 3D Fresnel zone clearance, terrain/building visualization, automated antenna height optimization and optimal channel assignments. With accurate backhaul design, the right link dimensioning can be achieved that brings on capacity in stages when required and provides the highest backhaul link reliability.

Features & Use Cases

Advanced Service Modelling

Simulation accuracy through advanced features and extensive support for link performance analysis

Simulation accuracy through advanced features and extensive support for link performance analysis
Ellipse features a full path-profile analysis that includes Fresnel zone clearance, multiple
k-factors, terrain/clutter/building visualization, reflection analysis and antenna height optimization. The software also includes multiple propagation models, rain rate models, water vapor models, performance models as well as diversity models to ensure high backhaul quality at minimum transmission costs.

Service QoE Monitoring

Support for all of the models required for LOS and NLOS planning

The advanced reflection analyses aid small-cell backhaul planning on high frequencies in urban areas – a key capability in support of 5G mmWave network deployment. Additionally, detailed interference analysis and Automatic Channel Allocation allow transmission planning engineers to cost-efficiently meet reliability, capacity, quality and availability targets.

Network roll-out acceptance

Seamless integration with Planet

Ellipse can be integrated directly with Planet. Allowing for transmission links - planned and existing - to be viewed directly within the RAN software allows for the RF and transmission engineers to coordinate their activities and be aware of resources and requirements when dimensioning, operating and optimizing their network.