Atoll is a multi-technology wireless network design and optimisation platform that supports wireless operators throughout the network lifecycle, from initial design to densification and optimisation.
Atoll includes integrated single RAN–multiple RAT network design capabilities for both 3GPP and 3GPP2 radio access technologies including 5G, LTE, NB-IoT, UMTS, GSM, and CDMA. It provides operators and vendors with a powerful framework for designing and optimising current and future integrated multi-technology networks.
Atoll supports multi-technology C-RAN deployment, small cell planning, and also provides dedicated IoT network planning and optimisation capabilities. Atoll supports the latest technology advances such as massive MIMO, 3D beamforming, and mmWave propagation for the design and roll-out of 5G networks.
The Atoll Live module allows integrating live network measurement data such as KPIs, UE/cell/MDT traces, and CEM data with predictions and adds open-loop SON capabilities to Atoll.
Atoll supports a wide range of implementation scenarios, from standalone to enterprise-wide server-based configurations.
Atoll’s integration and customisation features help operators smoothly streamline planning and optimisation processes through flexible scripting and a software development kit (SDK). Atoll supports a wide range of implementation scenarios, from standalone to enterprise-wide server-based configurations. With more than 9000 active licenses installed with 500+ customers in 140 countries, Atoll has become the industry standard for radio network planning and optimisation.
Atoll uniquely combines architectural and functional features that provide operators with a powerful, scalable, and flexible framework for streamlining their network design and optimisation processes.
Multi-technology Network Modelling
Atoll is a comprehensive multi-technology radio planning and optimisation platform which includes unified multi-technology traffic models, Monte Carlo simulators, and Automatic Cell Planning (ACP) module. Atoll can model the traffic-related aspects of multi-technology networks and dynamically spread traffic across 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G network layers comprising macro, micro, small cells, and Wi-Fi hot spots.
5G Network Design
Atoll’s modular and advanced radio technology modelling capabilities, along with the support for mmWave propagation, massive MIMO, and 3D beamforming, provide operators with a complete and evolutive framework for the design and deployment of 5G networks. Since early 2017, major operators and vendors have been using Atoll for the very first deployments of 5G wireless access networks, as well as for R&D activities.
Prediction and Measurement-based Planning and Optimisation
Atoll offers unique capabilities of using both predictions and live network data throughout the network planning and optimisation process. Live-network data (KPIs, UE/cell/MDT traces, and CEM data) add real-world information to predictions allowing for enhanced modelling of traffic evolution, hot-spot identification, and radio signal propagation. Live-network data can also be used in Atoll to drive the planning process (small cell selection) and to steer the optimisation algorithms of the AFP and the ACP.
High Performance GIS
Atoll incorporates a high-performance built-in geographic information system (GIS) exclusively designed for radio network planning and optimisation. Atoll’s 64-bit GIS engine allows working with high-resolution and large-scale geo data while delivering high performance in data manipulation and display.
Atoll supports web map services, online maps (Bing, OSM, etc.), and standard formats including BIL, TIF, BMP, Vertical Mapper, ArcView, MapInfo, etc. Atoll smoothly interfaces with commonly used desktop GIS such as MapInfo and ArcView.
In-built Automation and Customisation Capabilities
Atoll’s in-built task scripting and integration capabilities enable data as well as service-level integration, allowing operators to streamline network optimisation. Moreover, Atoll’s C++ software development kit (SDK) allows customisation and implementation of functional value-added modules for Atoll.
- 1st 3G planning software on the market in 2000
- 1st LTE planning software on the market in 2008
- 1st combined GSM/UMTS/LTE simulator on the market in 2010
- 1st 64-bit radio planning and optimisation software in 2012
- 1st combined CDMA/LTE simulator in 2013
- 1st radio planning and optimisation software able to combine predictions and live-network data in 2015