Atoll Overview

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.

The leading radio planning and optimisation software

Atoll includes advanced multi-RAT RAN design capabilities for 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G radio access technologies. It supports the latest technology advances including massive MIMO, 3D beamforming, and mmWave propagation for the design and roll-out of 5G networks.

Atoll provides operators and vendors with a powerful and unique framework for designing and optimising indoor & outdoor radio access networks.

Atoll’s integration and customisation features help operators smoothly streamline planning and optimisation processes. Atoll supports a wide range of implementation scenarios, from standalone to enterprise-wide server-based configurations.

With more than 10000 active licenses installed at 500+ customers' in over 140 countries, Atoll has become the industry standard for radio network planning and optimisation.

Atoll overview

Atoll highlights

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-RAT RAN 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). 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 5G NR radio technology modelling capabilities, along with the support for mmWave propagation, massive MIMO, and 3D beamforming, provide operators with a flexible and evolutionary framework for the design and deployment of 5G networks.

In-built Customisation Capabilities

Atoll’s in-built task scripting and integration capabilities enable data as well as service-level integration, allowing operators to streamline network planning and optimisation processes.

Prediction and Measurement-based RF Planning and Optimisation

Atoll offers unique capabilities of using both predictions and live network data throughout the RF network planning and optimisation process. Live-network data (KPIs, UE/cell/MDT traces, and crowdsourced 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 (site selection) and to steer the optimisation algorithms of the AFP (Automatic Frequency Planning) and the ACP.

Integrated Indoor and Outdoor Modelling

The new Atoll In-Building module allows in-building wireless network design within the Atoll framework, providing operators with unique indoor/outdoor network planning capabilities. Atoll In-Building includes a comprehensive set of indoor planning features, such as modelling of floor plans and building elements, indoor propagation, equipment installation layouts, and automatic calculation of bills of materials, that enable operators to streamline the overall indoor/outdoor RAN planning process.

Atoll 3.5 General Features

Here you'll find information about the general features of Atoll, Atoll In-Building and Atoll Microwave.

GIS Features

  • Optimised cartographic data management features with support of digital elevation models, clutter data (type and height), 3D building data (vector/raster), traffic data, scanned maps, vector data, population, and climate data
  • Integrated cartography editor (vector/raster)
  • Interface with GIS tools: MapInfo, ArcGIS, Google Earth
  • Support for Web Map Services (WMS) and online maps (Bing, Open Street Maps, etc.)

Propagation Modelling

  • Full support for multi-resolution prediction plots
  • Comprehensive integrated propagation model library
  • High-performance ray-tracing Aster and Aster mmWave propagation models (option)
  • Automatic propagation model tuning
  • Integration of external propagation models

User and Database Management

  • Advanced administration module supporting data access and user privilege management
  • Flexible database structure allowing integration of user-defined parameters and custom fields
  • Multi-user support including database consistency management, data synchronisation, and user disconnection/reconnection from/to the database
  • Support for standalone, centralised, distributed configurations
  • Advanced import/export features allowing quick data migration from other radio and backhaul planning software


  • Scripting language allowing integration of user-defined macros
  • User-defined calculations based on macros and scripts

Distributed Computing and Multi-threading

  • Multi-threading/parallel computing on multi-core systems
  • Distributed computing on networked workstations and servers


  • Flexible report generator including traffic, population, and clutter-based statistics
  • User-defined reports based on macros
  • Export of reports and prediction plots in industry-standard formats

Measurement Module

CW measurements

  • Import, display, and analysis of CW measurement data
  • Prediction/measurement comparison and statistical analysis
  • Automatic propagation model tuning

Drive test data

  • Import, display, and analysis of drive test data
  • Call events display and analysis
  • Automatic propagation model tuning