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AIRCOM Launches ENTERPRISE 6.1 Tool Suite

New WiMAX Wave 2 support extends AIRCOM’s position as market leader of network engineering tools

23 June 2008, Leatherhead, UK – AIRCOM International, the market-leading network planning and optimisation consultancy, today launched ENTERPRISE 6.1, the latest version of its integrated network engineering tool suite.

New to ENTERPRISE 6.1 are a number of features and enhancements within each network monitoring tool, which offer users improved stability and superior data quality. ENTERPRISE 6.1 has been engineered to evolve with the increased use of Internet applications, so that any internet-based content – such as an online 3D terrain map of cell sites – can now be more easily integrated into network performance statistics.

The ENTERPRISE radio planning tool, ASSET, the world’s number one* tool of its kind now features full support for the recently announced WiMAX Forum™ Wave 2 standards. This will no doubt further confirm ASSET as the tool of choice for the planning of both fixed and mobile WiMAX networks. Over the past 12 months, AIRCOM has trebled its WiMAX business, and now has over 36 WiMAX projects underway around the world.

AIRCOM has also enhanced its software licensing options, ensuring customers have greater flexibility in how ENTERPRISE tools can be deployed across organisations, while the greater automation of network processes offered across many of the individual tools will save operators valuable OPEX in resource requirements.

“As part of our continued commitment to supporting the latest technology developments, we have made a number of important changes to the way in which ENTERPRISE modules adapt to the changing telecommunications landscape,” says Margaret Rice-Jones, CEO at AIRCOM International. “As well as the comprehensive support of WiMAX standards, our tools are now primed to enable the planning of LTE networks, as part of a longer-term programme to ensure we are best placed to help our customers to rapidly adopt ever-changing technologies, and seamlessly manage converging fixed and mobile network infrastructures.”

More than half of the worlds’ network operators rely on ENTERPRISE tools for radio transmission and planning, optimisation, performance and parameter configuration management. ENTERPRISE 6.1 will enable operators to study the effects of next-generation technology requirements, allowing them to understand both technological and business implications of introducing these, by the rapid execution of ‘what if’ scenarios.

“After listening to customer feedback, it was clear that we needed to make improvements to the ENTERPRISE suite in order to keep up with consumer thirst for data-hungry services,” continued Rice-Jones. “As new network technologies such as LTE and WiMAX have evolved, so has AIRCOM with the introduction of ENTERPRISE 6.1, and I have no doubt it will continue to be the tool suite of choice for operators across the world.”

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Notes to Editors:

* OSS Observer Service Fulfilment Market Report, April 2008

ENTERPRISE 6.1 is AIRCOM International’s single platform integrated network engineering suite. It consists of eight individual software modules – ASSET, ADVANTAGE, ARRAYWIZARD, CONNECT, DATASAFE, OPTIMA, RANOPT and WEBWIZARD – each of which has been improved with the latest version.

Improvements to ASSET:
– A new Automated Cell Planning (ACP) module, delivering time and resource savings and improving network coverage and quality performance
– Supports mobile WiMAX Wave 2 features, including AAS support and WiMAX specific planning wizards
– New resource planning improvements
– New macro-cell model, enabling improved measurement data support and auto tuning
– Productivity enhancements through faster pathloss predictions and distributed processing

Improvements to ADVANTAGE:
– WiMAX optimisation and ACP planning for next generation networks
– Enhanced user interface and environment for ease of use
– Multi-carrier and multi-technology network optimisation improvements
– Better use of drive test measurements

Improvements to ARRAYWIZARD:
– Visual and statistical views of predicted performance
– New interface with WEBWIZARD for web-based sharing of report data

Improvements to CONNECT:
– Planning improvements via enhanced database visualisations, improved link database and automated equipment selection
– Full support of latest ITU-R standards (PDH: G.826, SDH: G.828) for planning
– Faster LOS reports

Improvements to DATASAFE:
– Enhanced stability and improved core capabilities
– More accurate discrepancy handling
– Improved management of third party software

Improvements to OPTIMA:
– KPI management improvements for faster access to data
– Faster data generation through advanced processing power

Improvements to RANOPT:
– Fast and reliable TEMS support and analysis
– Automated workflow processes
– Faster log file selection

Improvements to WEBWIZARD:
– Lite API enabling reporting in customer’s own web pages and formats
– Better geographical presentation capabilities
– Automated updates for OPTIMA and other ENTERPRISE modules

About AIRCOM International

AIRCOM International is a leading independent provider of end-to-end network optimisation consultancy and tools for IP and cellular networks. AIRCOM specialises in fields such as network planning, sharing, outsourcing and OSS.

Working with many the worlds’ largest operators, AIRCOM leverages its objectivity to view network quality and efficiency from the consumers’ perspective. This enables its consultants and engineers to track market behaviours and trends to ensure networks achieve optimum performance.

Headquartered in the UK with offices in 18 countries, AIRCOM has more than 10 2022s’ experience across 131 countries for half of the world’s mobile operators, including more than 3.45 million hours working on 3G networks alone. It continues to grow its customer base each 2022, offering objective yet pragmatic advice, training and support services, backed by high-performance tools designed to deliver real benefits for both subscribers and operators.

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