Press Release

Infovista Advances RF Planning and 5G Optimization to Support One of Japan's Largest Telecom Operators

KDDI utilizes Planet for its 5G planning and roll out

PARIS, FR and ASHBURN, VA – August 28, 2019 - Infovista, the leader in modern network performance, today announced the successful deployment of Planet 7.2 to design a major nationwide 5G network. Planet 7.2 is the latest iteration of its advanced RF Planning and Optimization software for wireless networks. Planet 7.2 provides customers with new, unprecedented levels of accuracy and performance with the inclusion of enhanced 3D capabilities.

Infovista also announced that KDDI, one of Japan’s largest telecommunications operators, is using Planet for its RF planning as the company rolls out 5G technology to the Japanese market.

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With this state-of-the-art version of Planet, Infovista provides KDDI with the technology to plan the company’s 5G network — including 3D-enabled design capabilities, support for multi-scenario decisions and automated LTE/5G planning — enabling them to meet the challenge of implementing 5G coverage in advance of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

According to Adrian Jakobsson, SVP of Strategy at RAN Portfolio, “Japanese networks are extremely dense and complex to design because of the need for high mobile data capacity, ubiquitous coverage for both outdoor and indoor users and a strong requirement to provide a high-quality experience for the customer. Planet 7.2 will provide the most accurate 5G modeling, allowing KDDI to launch the highest quality 5G network from Day 1 while optimizing their RAN investment.”

Infovista’s Planet 7.2 has the ability to use live data to model and predict mobile traffic heatmaps with improved accuracy, leveraging high-definition 3D Geodata and proprietary geospatial algorithms. Other new capabilities include:

  • Compatibility with TEMS 5G drive tests for model tuning, 5G site verification and radio optimization
  • 5G NR Monte Carlo simulation for precise network capacity assessment
  • Enhanced 3D planning support for M-MIMO antennas and beam sweeping technology
  • 5G spectral efficiency optimization using 3D Automated Cell Planning (ACP)
  • New call-trace based troubleshooting and optimization module

Infovista is the only vendor offering a complete 5G portfolio of full network planning and testing in a single, integrated platform. Infovista is uniquely positioned to help mobile network operators roll out 5G NR networks by including integrated Geodata, 5G Planning and Network Testing capabilities.

About KDDI

KDDI is a telecommunication service provider in Japan, offering both mobile and fixed-line communications. With its well-established base of over 40 million customers, and through mobile services and shops offering its “au” brand, KDDI is expanding its services into the "Life Design" business, which includes e-commerce, fintech, nationwide electric power utility services, entertainment and education.
With a 60-year history, KDDI is now focusing on creating smart infrastructure through IoT technologies and open innovation with partners and start-up companies in diverse industries. KDDI is accelerating the global growth of its telecommunications consumer business, with operations in Myanmar and Mongolia, and in the global ICT business with the "TELEHOUSE" brand.
KDDI (TYO:9433) is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.



About Infovista

Infovista is the partner of choice for delivering networks people love. As a global leader, we empower Communications Service Providers and Enterprises to enhance network, service, and customer experience intelligence, driving successful business outcomes spanning the whole network lifecycle. Our suite of products and solutions is built on an open, integrated, cloud-native platform that connects the power of data, analytics, AI/ML and automation boosting efficiency, optimizing cost and accelerating time-to-revenue. Our experts deliver solutions to over 1,000 customers worldwide, including 400 Mobile Network Operators - making Infovista the preferred option for planning, optimizing, testing, assuring and monetizing mobile, fixed and private networks.