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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 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 network design. More than just a microwave engineering tool, Ellipse is a carrier-grade platform that supports the entire backhaul lifecycle, from design to management and optimization.

Key Benefits

Network Design

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

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

mmWave frequencies 5g

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 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 feasibility. Scale capacity requirements to determine if near-term plan can grow to meet anticipated capacity requirements.

Reduce Capex

Reduce backhaul CAPEX 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, multiple k-factors, terrain/building visualization, reflection analysis and automated antenna height optimization. With accurate simulations, network dimensioning can be achieved that brings on capacity in stages when required.

Features & Use Cases

Advanced Service Modelling

Simulation accuracy through advanced features and extensive support for all of the models required 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 simulation accuracy.

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

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.