RF Shaping - Cell Footprint Optimization

RF fundamentals for wireless networks begin with proper cell footprint. A cells coverage needs to meet the desired coverage objective and only the objective. RF Shaping is critical to short term performance gains, maximum parameter optimization, and getting the most from costly and limited wireless spectrum. RF Shaping can best be summed into three reasons:

  1. Maximizing Coverage
  2. Minimizing Interference
  3. Long Term Savings $$

Over the Top - VoIP

Wireless operators have become pipes. We still rely on many of the services they provide, but at the end of it all, they are internet pipes to an always connected world. Data only plans which have long been predicted by CEOs such as Randall Stephenson of AT&T are really beginning to take form. For instance, a user could get a Google Voice account in order to have phone number, place calls over Google Voice.

Consolidating Data Visualization

For wireless operators, enterprise solutions present a challenge for end user adoption. Multiple tools mean multiple interfaces. To get past this challenge, companies need purchase all tools from the same vendor and risk pricing or look towards consolidated visualization platforms. This means purchasing solutions that allow for layer export and APIs for data extraction rather than each having a front end. Front end development can be a costly business. Each tool that requires front end development must also pass along those costs in the price of the solution.

Small Cell Optimization Considerations

Indoor small cells are typically installed in venues to fill in small coverage holes to provide better voice quality, data throughput speeds and reduced drop calls at a very low Installation cost compared to a conventional DAS system. As with any other wireless system small cells have to be carefully designed, installed and optimized to provide optimum coverage and quality to end users.


WiFi Calling Key to Network Cost Savings

With greater than 70% of wireless network traffic being indoors, the potential of WiFi calling addresses the two main issues facing today's wireless networks: Coverage & Capacity. WiFi is typically available in more difficult to cover indoor locations or is placed in public areas that already have high capacity requirements. It also allows for improved overall network capacity today through data offload.