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Vytautas Ramonaitis

Head of Telecommunication Solutions Department HNIT-BALTIC

Company introduction Cellular Expert product overview Cellular network planning Transmission network planning features Tools for 3G+ (UMTS, WCDMA, HSPA) networks WiMAX network planning Enterprise solutions overview Implementation examples and Cellular Expert roadmap

Established in 1993 Authorized Esri Inc. distributor and leader in Baltic States 400 clients in Lithuania and abroad Subsidiary companies: Envirotech in Latvia AlphaGIS in Estonia Partners:

Focus on:

GIS based IT solutions for telecommunications System implementation and integration services Client support, training and consulting activities

80+ Cellular Expert customers in 32 countries

Analysis of sale points and corporate customers Generating executive reports and dashboards Business & Financial Intelligence, Performance management, Sales Forecasting and Customer profiling, etc.

Solutions for:
Work Order management Service area planning Route planning & navigation Tracking

Design Optimization New technology/service

Data management
Network database Equipment library Reporting

Data import/export Visualization Additional services

ArcView 9.3/10 with Spatial Analyst 3D Analyst (optional) Microsoft Access personal database

ArcEditor 9.3/10 with Spatial Analyst 3D Analyst (optional) ArcGIS Server

Single use concurrent

Geographic data
DTM Clutter (land use) Buildings Street data

Network Data Configuration Cell planning Propagation models Interference Analysis Automated frequency planning

Network Management Re-use patterns Candidate selection Automated site placing

Based on ITU-R, ETSI and COST 231 standards and recommendations for frequencies from about 150 MHz to about 40 GHz Line of sight Hata COST 231 SUI Diffraction Custom Combined



Radio tower Obstacle


Field Strength, dBm

Best Server

Total C/I and C/A Channel C/I and C/A Quick checking between sites Interference matrix

AFP operations
Release of interfering channels Assign non-interfering channels Manual edit

AFP parameters
Neighborhood Locked channels Channel library Traffic demand

Overview Site candidate selection Coverage

Link design Path profiling Visibility Power budget Performance Interference Automated Frequency planning

Path loss Reflection and Multipath Fresnel zones Height optimization Dynamic profiling

Line of sight Fresnel visibility Required receiver height Clearance Fresnel clearance

Point-to-point and pointto-multipoint One-way or duplex Configuration

Radio channels Diversity Protection


Based on Profile Power budget

Received signal level Total gains and losses Thermal and composite fade margins Signal to noise ratio (SNR) Bit error rate (BER)

Antenna discrimination Passive components

Calculates power flux density distribution along the radio link route

Interference between the radio links:

Interference level estimation Net filter discrimination loss Objectives


Rx Tx

Profiling Visibility Templates and performance prediction

Network configuration Nominal planning Coverage prediction Traffic simulation Automated task processing


Power allocation Multiple carriers Equipment

Power budget Traffic

Cell capacity based on

Required coverage area Number of users Traffic demand throughput Number of stations

Required network equipment Cell placement patterns

Received signal strength Best server Ec/Io Ec/No Pilot pollution Soft and softer handoff Cell loading Throughput for DL, UL Received Eb/No Required power Total noise and noise rise HSPA SINR and data rate

Large volume 3G network calculations Multi-processor, user defined tasks for batch processing


Radio Channel

Node B / RNC
Buffer 1

SNR -> CQI -> TBS Buffer 2

Buffer 3

Coverage Prediction Adaptive modulation Throughput , spectral efficiency and power budget Cell planning Automated site selection

Prediction model
SUI Cost 231 Hata with ITU-R. P 529 Line Of Sight Cost 231 WI

Calculation distance
70 km 100 km 100 km 0.02 5 km

~2 5 GHz ~150 MHz 2 GHz ~700 MHz 40 GHz ~800 MHz 2 GHz

Finds optimal number and location for sites Connects customers to serving sites Proposes best configuration for equipment

Radio equipment modulation parameters WiMAX frame parameters Adaptive modulation with/without CINR Throughput, spectral efficiency, data rate coverage

Templates Adaptive modulation

Web Viewer Dashboard

Date: 2008 present Problem: Large data amounts, complex network architecture Solution: Process automation, migration of geo, and all network related data. Benefits: saved time, high quality radio network

Cellular Expert 4.1 CE4.0 (March 30, 2011) General improvements Cellular Expert 4.0 Service Release 1 Cellular Expert 4.0 Enterprise Server Calculation server Network planning and engineering application Multi-user environment Broadcasting tools Other tools Cellular Expert 4.1 Enterprise Server Sales &Marketing application Customer Care application

Issue fixes Customerrequested UMTS/HSDPA/WiMAX functionality network planning Optimized propagation models