ZTE has announced the launch of the industry’s first personal computer-based capacity planning tool (CPT) for LTE networks, utilising an innovative concept to overcome long-standing limitations in capacity planning technology. It will provide operators with a professional and systematic aid for building the highest-performance networks.
The 3GPP protocol-based CPT is tailored for LTE networks, and incorporates four technology patents. It provides a powerful set of system-modelling and simulation features developed in reference to data from real networks. The CPT gives operators a competitive tool for commercial LTE network deployments.
Compared with traditional solutions, ZTE said its CPT solution offers a more than 20% improvement in accuracy and an efficiency advantage of more than 80%.
‘ZTE’s newly released CPT is based on an innovative concept, and provides a one-stop and flexible capacity planning capability, greatly reducing the difficulty of LTE network planning and improving our customers’ operating efficiency,’ said Wang Shouchen, vice president of ZTE.
‘The tool’s planning accuracy has vastly improved compared with traditional solutions. In the near future, ZTE will also launch other versions based on different network scenarios to meet the customer’s needs,’ added Wang Shouchen.