4G: LTE Planning Tools for Operators

CableFree Planning Tools for 4G LTE Networks

CableFree LTE Base Station
CableFree LTE Base Station

CableFree offers a complete range of planning tools to support customers using CableFree LTE Base Station, Core Network and CPE devices, to aid 4G Deployments.  Our Complete Toolset for Planning LTE Networks includes:

  • LTE Capacity Planning
  • LTE Network Dimensioning
  • LTE Throughput Calculators
  • LTE Coverage Tools

Once network fully deployed, customers can also consider using wide range of
established 3rd-party LTE planning tools
for deployment and optimisation

Suite of LTE Capacity Planning Tools and Network Dimensioning

  • Essential to decide how many LTE Base Station Sectors to provide “day 1” and anticipated future coverage
  • Ideal for providing estimation of budget and business case for LTE:
    Throughput/subscriber & cost model

LTE Network Dimensioning Calculator

CableFree LTE Dimensioning Calculator
CableFree LTE Dimensioning Calculator

Calculates overall network capacity

Select :

  • Network size/area
  • Number of base stations
  • LTE modes (gives sector capacity)

Gives results for

  • Total network performance
  • Fixed + Mobile subscribers
  • Uplink and Downlink
  • Total Capacity + Contention Ratios

These tools are ideal for

  • Ideal for quick initial network design
  • Feeds into costing & business model

LTE Capacity Calculator

CableFree LTE Capacity Calculator
CableFree LTE Capacity Calculator

Calculates per-sector capacity

Select :

  • FDD and TDD modes
  • Channel Widths
  • UL/DL ratio for TDD
  • Modulation up to 256QAM

Gives results for

  • Uplink and Downlink
  • Aggregate capacity for 3
    or more sectors for macro sites

LTE Coverage Planning Tools

CableFree LTE Coverage Planning Tools
CableFree LTE Coverage Planning Tools

Create coverage “heat maps” for LTE

  • Includes LTE BS & CPE RF parameters
  • Full RF modelling calculations
  • Includes global terrain map
  • Avoid “shadowing” and black spots

cablefree-lte-coverage-planning-tools-2Ideal for initial design work for

  • Choose best location for base sites
  • Analyse best coverage strategy
  • Ensure no “holes”
  • Enable “what if” design iteration
  • “Day 1” and “Fully Built” scenarios

Free LTE Design Consultancy Service from CableFree

If you’re considering deploying an LTE network, please contact our team.  We offer a free service for initial design, dimensioning and building business case for new-build 4G as well as WiMax-to-LTE conversion upgrades for new and existing operators.

For Further Information

Please Contact Us for more information on our exciting range of solutions using LTE technology