TEOCO, a global provider of engineering, assurance and analytics solutions to communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide, today announced new capabilities for ASSET Design, its automated network design tool.
In addition to the existing coverage and interference targets, ASSET Design now includes some explicit targets to ensure that a certain amount of traffic is captured or “offloaded” while still maintaining the right levels of coverage and interference. This is achieved by combining new traffic targets with a new capability to define secondary targets: together, these enhancements allow for more complex configurations which better reflect today’s complex networks.
ASSET Design also introduces a new concept: revenue optimization. It is now possible to run scenarios which can target maximizing the traffic captured, the revenue captured – or a combination of both. This enables mobile operators and service providers to fine-tune their network to manage traffic, and change priorities in a much more flexible way. Revenue-based design and optimization is a key feature driving Small Cell designs, ensuring that any new sites are only deployed where the business case makes the most sense.
The addition of support for Wi-Fi alongside 3G and LTE when designing small cell networks brings further flexibility to the new ASSET Design. All the capabilities previously available for 3G and LTE are now available for Wi-Fi small cell planning, facilitating the creation of better Het-Net designs.
“With our new ASSET Design release we continue our commitment to improving our tools to meet our customers’ constantly changing needs and incorporate the latest network design breakthroughs,” said Daniel Ramirez, Director of RAN Products at TEOCO. “ASSET Design, with its new traffic and revenue-based design targets is now better equipped to help operators create high-quality networks that are more efficient, more reliable – and more profitable.”