LuxCarta, the leading global geodata provider to the wireless ecosystem, announced it is providing specialized geodata designed for use with RF planning simulations at high frequencies to Telefónica Deutschland and Samsung for their first 26 GHz tests in Hamburg.
LuxCarta is providing 2-meter resolution City Planner building models, along with specialized vegetation layers, terrain and clutter for the Hamburg city center and another suburban test area.
Millimeter wave (mmWave, e. g., 26-28 GHz) frequencies are being considered in trials and preliminary network implementations of 5G networks around the world. Unlike traditional wireless networks utilizing frequencies less than 2.6 GHz, mmWave frequencies are substantially impacted when they encounter obstructions. For this reason, it is necessary to account for each individual tree when creating the RF plan with these high frequencies.
LuxCarta has been the preeminent producer of high-resolution 3D building data in support of RF engineering for many years. The company has also innovated in the creation of new types of geodata, including 2.5D clutter heights, population maps and 3D tree models for 5G.