Wireless Network planning involves a thorough understanding of the local terrain, clutter, and call volume predictions combined with the clarity, throughput and in-building coverage expectations. Network planning is critical due to the nature of fairly irreversible decisions taken when service providers have to zero in on the location of the sites and antenna heights to cater for superior voice and data quality experience. Following this, network optimization is prudent in ensuring the site parameters are optimally set and the orientations are right to avoid any coverage holes.
At SNEL Network Engineering Limited (SNEL), we have the know-how and the expertise to deal with complex network planning tools and run through a series of coverage prediction algorithms to arrive at an optimal network design to match with service providers’ requirements. We have the capability to work with all key Network planning tools in the market and have executed Network planning projects across all wireless technologies. SNEL commits to provide a comprehensive “first time right” network plan that complies to meet the various wireless planning indicators.
SNEL also provides RF Drive Test solutions for assessing the network such as Single site functionality tests and cluster drive tests, and we follow it up with a focused post processing solutions at site, cluster and network levels to optimize and enhance the quality of the network. We have expertise in dealing with all the network data collection and processing tools and skilled engineering talent to analyze collected data and provide solutions for an improved network.
Network Optimization is a constant process since the network quality and performance will undergo changes with pressures of expansion and a fast growing subscriber base. We can help provide drive test and optimization solutions to service providers for assessing the RF conditions of the network and suggest consultative solutions for enhancing the network quality.
SNEL operates RF design and engineering activities out of its bases in India and the USA. We have the experience of having completed large scale RF design and optimization activities for all major Tier-1 OEMs and Service providers in India and the USA across WiMAX, GSM, CDMA 1x, CDMA EVDO, UMTS, HSDPA technologies.
SNEL has the right experience and expertise to help plan and implement best in class networks in your region for superior customer experience.
In any cellular network the greatest challenge for the service provider is to deliver a consistent coverage and voice quality to the subscriber. A large percentage of calls originate and terminate when the subscriber is indoors. Natural interferences and obstructions within buildings such as concrete walls, partitions inside office and dense urban layout reduce the signal strength drastically resulting in poor coverage and loss of revenue to the service provider.
SNEL’s In building solutions aim to improve coverage and signal strengths inside buildings using repeaters or Micro BTSs. SNEL’s capability to design complex in building solutions result in effective traffic management for the customer.
SNEL’s engineers conduct detailed walk through tests within the building before proposing a solution. Recommendations are then made in the form of a survey report, which is prepared in consultation with the customer taking into account the proposed sector allocations.
Activities which SNEL undertakes while proposing In Building Solutions include: