Ooredoo Group Taps Ranplan's RF Indoor Planning Tool for DAS and Small Cell Hetnets

Ooredoo Group Taps Ranplan's RF Indoor Planning Tool for DAS and Small Cell Hetnets Image Credit: Ranplan

Ooredoo Group has selected Ranplan’s RF indoor planning tool iBuildNet for the design and optimisation of complex in-building DAS and Small Cell HetNets for Ooredoo’s global footprint.

Based in Cambridge UK, Ranplan provides indoor and indoor-outdoor radio access network (RAN) planning and optimisation tool 

According Ranplan, iBuildNet is a cost-effective and flexible, all-in-one solution that includes 3D modelling with a fast and accurate true 3D ray-tracing propagation engine, along with powerful data analysis to automatically optimise AP locations, antenna type, power and channel assignment for dense DAS, Small Cell and HetNet deployments.

The company won a deal with Telenor last year to develop a powerful range of tools for efficient and accurate in-building and outdoor/indoor wireless network planning and deployment.

Alastair Williamson, CEO, Ranplan
Our iBuildNet products represent a new generation of hybrid RF indoor and outdoor planning and optimisation tools that meet these challenges and are proven to reduce the cost of designing and deploying Small Cells and HetNets.

Dr Robert Joyse, Head of Radio Access Technology, Ooredoo 
Ranplan’s state-of-the-art RF indoor planning solution will help us design our indoor networks in offices, shopping malls, underground rail systems, stadia and many other facilities and will enable us to keep pace with growing coverage needs and all the complexities that come with 5G and the Internet of Things.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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