Atoll supports integrated network planning for 3GPP2 CDMA/LTE/NB-IoT multi-RAT networks.

It features a multi-technology network database, a unified traffic model, a combined Monte Carlo simulator, and a multi-RAT ACP (Automatic Cell Planning) module. Atoll provides operators with a comprehensive and evolutionary framework for planning and optimising multi-technology networks including small cells, integrated Wi-Fi, and IoT.

Network Modelling

  • Support for multiple carriers and frequency bands
  • Radio configuration and channel modelling
  • Radio Resource Management (RRM)
  • Carrier type modelling (1xEV-DO, 1xRTT)
  • EV-DO Rev.B multi-carrier operation (RRM & frequency diversity gain)
  • Full 1xRTT, EV-DO Rel.0, Rev.A, Rev.B physical channel management
  • Forward/reverse Rev.A, Rev.B radio bearer modelling
  • Hybrid-ARQ modelling

Traffic Modelling

  • Modelling of voice and data services
  • Modelling of user equipment, user profiles, and traffic environments
  • Multi-service raster and vector traffic demand maps from multiple sources including traffic data from live network measurements

Simulation and Analysis

  • Advanced 1xRTT/1xEv-DO Monte Carlo simulator including RRM, rate downgrading, and multi-carrier allocation algorithms
  • Generation of prediction plots, based on simulations or on user-defined cell load figures, including:
    - Ec/Io levels
    - Forward and reverse link Eb/Nt levels
    - Forward and reverse link 1xRTT SCH data rates
    - Forward and reverse link 1xEV-DO (Rev.0, Rev.A and Rev.B) data rates
    - Pilot, forward, and reverse link service areas
    - Handoff areas
    - Number of servers
    - Pilot pollution
    - Forward and reverse link noise and noise rise levels

Multi-RAT Network Planning

  • Integrated planning and optimisation for 3GPP2 (CDMA/LTE) technologies:
    - Unified network databases with site and antenna sharing
    - Unified multi-service traffic model
    - Combined Monte Carlo simulator
    - Simultaneous display and analysis of network layers
  • Inter-technology handover modelling
  • Inter-technology interference analysis

Neighbour and PN-offset Planning

  • Manual and automatic multi-carrier neighbour planning
  • Automatic PN-offset allocation supporting various allocation strategies
  • PN-offset allocation analysis and interference plots

Automatic Cell Planning - ACP (option)

  • Automatic optimisation of network coverage and capacity
  • Site selection and activation for greenfield and densification scenarios
  • Advanced radio coverage, quality, and capacity objectives
  • Antenna selection and parameter optimization (height, azimuth & tilt)

Automatic Site Positioning - ASP (option)

  • Automatic creation of new site locations according to surface-wise, traffic-oriented and population-based coverage objectives
  • Site deployment in multiple zones (urban, suburban, rural, etc.), along roads and railways
  • Intelligent implementation plan with the selection of the best sites to deploy
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