Supporting a range of features specific to 5G networks

5G networks offer increased capacity, lower latency and faster speeds. They can operate in the higher frequency bands between 28GHz and 60GHz. This range is known as the millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum. In addition to greater bandwidth, 5G networks have a dense, distributed network of base stations or small cells. 5G networks offer ultra-reliable, low latency as a result of increased processing, which supports emerging trends like mobile gaming, industry robotics, automated vehicles and technology advances in healthcare.

Small cells in 5G networks support the increased data capacity and can reduce network rollout costs by eliminating expensive rooftop installations. 5G networks need built-in flexibility to coexist with other standards like LTE & Wi-Fi and, where feasible, to support spectrum sharing.

Signal loss can be modelled in a real-world environment using high-resolution mapping, which characterises the geo-spatial environment and identifies features that will impact mmWave propagation.

The key functions require a radio planning solution that includes:

  • Capacity and coverage planning
  • Interference analysis
  • Coexistence between 4G and 5G
  • Backbone transmission planning
  • Automated site and frequency planning and optimisation
  • Supporting massive MIMO and beamforming

HTZ advanced features include:

  • Carrier aggregation simulations
  • mmWave coverage planning
  • Coverage planning (2D/3D)
  • Interference calculations
  • Capacity planning (DL/UL throughput)
  • Traffic analysis
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Automated site planning
  • Automated site optimisation
  • Automated frequency planning
  • Re-farming frequency bands and inter-system coexistence
  • Transport (microwave) planning
  • Multiport antennas
  • Massive MIMO
  • Dynamic Beamforming
  • SNIR / Throughputs / RSRP / RSRQ maps
  • Numerology

View our 3-part 5G network planning webinar.

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