TEOCO launches ASSET Indoor for efficient in-building planning – reducing time to plan by up to 50%
FAIRFAX, VA., USA – 20 February 2018: TEOCO, the leading provider of analytics, assurance and engineering solutions to over 300 communication service providers (CSPs) and OEMs worldwide, today announced the launch of a new indoor wireless planning tool, ASSET Indoor. The product of a partnership with UK based Ranplan Wireless, ASSET Indoor is an all-in-one solution for coordinated HetNet planning, optimization and simulation which allows CSPs to design better mobile connectivity in and around buildings.
ABI Research predicts that by 2020, 80% of all traffic will originate or terminate indoors and in-building systems will become a must have for CSPs. Typically, without a dedicated in-building solution the macro network – in particular LTE – struggles to provide sufficient coverage and quality of service indoors.
ASSET Indoor helps CSPs deliver best-in-class in-building designs ensuring sufficient coverage and capacity for their customers with the help of the following unique capabilities:
- The Smart CAD (Computer Aided Design) extract tool – helps reduce design planning and optimization time by up to 50% by automatically recognizing and extracting features in a CAD drawing to create a 3D building environment in minutes as opposed to a manual approach which could take weeks.
- A true HetNet design tool – ASSET Indoor can simultaneously model both the indoor and outdoor environments and the complex propagation interaction (interference) between both to ensure seamless mobility and a minimization of interference.
- Accurate coverage predictions – using 3D multi-path ray tracing algorithms delivers highly accurate coverage predictions which result in precise high performing designs and ensure systems are futureproof for LTE-A, LWA, 5G and MIMO technologies.
- Capacity planning and simulation to UE level – meets real-world needs by considering user density, distribution and application or service types when planning network capacity requirements and running simulations, delivering practical fit-for-purpose designs.
“We are very excited to partner with Ranplan, leveraging their innovative indoor wireless expertise that offers significant benefits to the market while solving a number of historical issues,” said Aloke Paskar, Executive Vice President at TEOCO. “As technology has developed, in-building connectivity has become a crucial part of day-to-day life, whether that is at home, in an office or even at a stadium. Users want better connectivity, good quality service and high data rates – and ASSET Indoor will allow our customers to plan for just that.”
“ASSET Indoor solves a number of in-building planning pain points including the length of the planning process, inability to analyze both interior and exterior network coverage, and accurately predicting network coverage and simulating capacity,” said Alastair Williamson, CEO of Ranplan “As we continue to commercialize our suite of tools and having won a significant number of customers globally, our partnership with TEOCO provides an excellent platform where we can expand our footprint globally. This is a significant step for the market.”
The complete ASSET Indoor offering consists of 3 tools, ASSET Indoor for detailed planning and design optimization, ASSET Indoor tablet for site surveys and simple designs and ASSET Indoor Manager for in-building system workflow and project management.