Mentum Planet Honored for Its Exceptional Innovation in Aiding Mobile
Operators’ Small Cell and LTE-Advanced Strategies
Mentum Planet is a robust, easy-to-use software solution that helps
mobile operators, as well as integrators and equipment vendors, plan,
operate and optimize wireless access networks. It supports all major
wireless standards, including LTE-Advanced, LTE, WiMAX, EV-DO, HSPA+
and Wi-Fi, and addresses all stages of the network lifecycle.
By leveraging Mentum Planet’s state-of-the-art 3D propagation modeling
and built-in automated network planning capabilities, engineers and
optimization departments can select the best deployment scenarios,
ensure accurate network designs and manage large-scale networks.
Mentum Planet allows mobile operators to improve radio design quality,
roll out next-generation networks faster, predict and analyze network
performance, and ultimately improve network CAPEX and OPEX efficiency.
Mentum Planet includes advanced heterogeneous network (HetNet)
modeling that allows mobile operators to pinpoint additional
opportunities for cell-edge spectral efficiency improvements and thus
realize the full capacity benefit of small cells. Furthermore, Mentum
Planet integrates with social platforms, allowing mobile operators to
identify where users are active to aid their capacity planning and
network optimization—and customer experience management—efforts.
PARIS & HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
the global leader of IP and RF planning, service assurance and
optimization software solutions, today announced that Mentum
Planet won a 2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award
from TMC and the editors of INTERNET TELEPHONY and CUSTOMER magazines.
Global mobile data traffic is predicted to increase 13-fold
between 2012 and 2017. With this rapid growth, mobile operators are
quickly realizing that the deployment of small cells is the inevitable
path forward to successfully manage and monetize demand for mobile data
Research, in fact, confirmed that 86 percent of mobile operators
plan to deploy small cells to handle up to 25 percent of all mobile
traffic by 2016. But while many have high hopes for the future of small
cells, without the proper technology, roll-out strategy or design tools,
mobile operators instead face high deployment and operation costs.
To aid in mobile operators’ small cell and LTE-Advanced strategies,
InfoVista released a
new version of Mentum Planet earlier this year. The latest edition
of the software is designed to help mobile operators efficiently plan,
engineer, deploy and manage small cells. As a result, operators are
better equipped to relieve the effects of the capacity crunch on their
macro networks, particularly in metropolitan areas with heavy mobile
data traffic congestion, and improve quality of service (QoS) and return
on investment (ROI).