Ellipse is state-of-the art software for the planning, dimensioning and optimization of any wireless or wired backhaul network. It is an integrated component of the Infovista RAN planning suite designed to plan and optimize the transmission links for 4G/LTE expansion and deployment of 5G networks, including microwave radio midhaul, backhaul and fronthaul links either using wireless or wired technologies.
Relying on trusted engineering methods, Ellipse incorporates all the latest ITU and 3GPP specifications required for the most accurate and efficient transport network design and optimization. More than just another microwave engineering tool, Ellipse is a carrier-grade platform that supports the entire backhaul lifecycle, from design to optimization, and offers unique automated design and reporting capabilities allowing ISPs to expedite their backhaul engineering activities.
Enhanced to support the design of the latest 5G X-haul technologies relying on point-to-point and/or point-to-multipoint wireless transmission, Ellipse helps you to easily upgrade your transport network and secure backhaul availability and capacity.
Features & Use Cases
Simulation accuracy 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.
LOS and NLOS backhaul 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, and meet reliability, capacity, quality and availability targets.
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 means RF and transmission engineers can coordinate their activities, aware of resources and requirements when dimensioning, operating and optimizing their network.