Solution Lets Operators Strategically Plan Their Network Evolution
Las Vegas – April 1, 2008 – Mentum® announced today it will be demonstrating its new Long Term Evolution (LTE) planning capabilities for Mentum Planet® at its booth during CTIA Wireless 2008 in Las Vegas. The new capabilities for the 3GPP 4G LTE standard build on Mentum’s existing market-leading RF planning and optimization software, allowing the company to support its customers’ network migrations from 2G to 4G regardless of technology path.
“Planet’s support for WiMAX — before the standards were finalized for this technology — gave us a market leading position in OFDM/OFDMA technologies,” said Bernard Breton, head of sales and marketing, Mentum. “We’re converting that head start into a market advantage for Mentum Planet in LTE and expect a positive reaction to our new capabilities.”
While the first commercial LTE deployments are expected to happen next year or later, network operators — and the equipment vendors and system integrators they employ — need RF planning solutions to evaluate their 4G technology options. Mentum Planet, with its strong GIS foundation, propagation accuracy and support for WiMAX and LTE, will enable strategic planning efforts based on technology comparisons, CAPEX planning and nominal designs.
Mentum is demonstrating Mentum Planet for LTE at CTIA Wireless 2008 in Las Vegas, stand 3656 in Hall C4/C5.
Mentum is a software development company focused on wireless network planning and wireless backhaul design. The company’s signature solutions Mentum Planet and Mentum Ellipse® help wireless operators, as well as their equipment vendors and consultants, design and optimize wireless access and transmission networks. Its advanced software solutions — including tailored geodata, wireless technology educational services and customer care — enable operators to manage and optimize their existing networks, plan coverage expansions and launch new data networks. Through the company’s global presence, and focused business approach, it helps more than 250 customers in 90 countries define their wireless networks. Mentum is a privately-held company headquartered in Paris, with offices in Dallas, Ottawa, Hong Kong and Tokyo. www.mentum.com