Rivada Networks Taps InfoVista’s Network Planning & Optimization Solution For FirstNet

Rivada Networks Taps InfoVista’s Network Planning & Optimization Solution For FirstNet Image Credit: Infovista

Rivada Networks, a leading designer, integrator and operator of wireless, interoperable communications networks, has selected InfoVista’s Planet software to design a large-scale public safety LTE network, the FirstNet project. 

Rivada relies on the trusted accuracy and automated design capabilities of Planet to support efforts related to FirstNet’s next-generation, public safety network for first responders.

Planet is a RF network planning and optimization software used by mobile operators and equipment vendors for RF planning, radio network and mobile network optimization, and mobile network performance management. As a cloud-based, centrally managed platform, Planet is best-suited to quickly deliver on Rivada’s needs for a fully configured and managed IT environment that can support nationwide preliminary planning, said Infovista. 

Planet, in conjunction with specialized InfoVista Geodata (mapping data), is able to accurately model network coverage, capacity and select optimal site counts and configurations to support the network design process. By accessing the Planet network-planning and optimization solution in a managed cloud environment, Rivada is able to perform this large-scale design in support of their proposal to build and manage the FirstNet project.

Declan Ganley, co-CEO and executive chairman of Rivada Networks
By leveraging Planet in the InfoVista cloud, we were up and running on day one with all the necessary functionality and geographic mapping data we needed to comply with FirstNet’s design needs. InfoVista’s RF engineer support team and public safety expertise has been key to the successful completion of such an important proposal. 

Brad Ralph, vice president of sales, InfoVista
Planet’s cloud-based planning software and Geodata has proved itself as highly-useful for engineers that need to rapidly gain access to the tools they need and collaborate during the public safety network design process. These functionalities paired with Rivada’s unique capabilities, business model and world-class partners will ensure America’s first responders have timely access to the highest quality network.

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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