rfMap – Ran Map is a product by Lepton Software, a leader in geodata for wireless network planning & optimization used in the Telecom industry. Our USP is creating high precision RF geodata around 3D Maps, 2.5D maps, 2D Maps with multiple layers of Clutter, DTM, DSM, building footprint with Height & a wide range of solutions.
RF Network Planning and Optimization in Geodata
The major goal is to help telecom companies to check feasibility & planning using high-quality rfMap which makes the process faster, accurate & reduce cost. Using a digital map to plan your radio frequency coverage will ensure that every subscriber can access your network in an area of interest.To ensure that you can easily plan your RF network, we provide the following map data to help optimize your network planning and optimization:
DTM: Digital Terrain Model or height data provides a topographic model of the bare earth/ underlying terrain of the earth’s surface.
Clutter Data: It stores information about the coverage of earth surface such as settlement & habitation, water bodies, agriculture land.This data simplifies the RF planning process by showing the distribution of urban and residential areas. Estimation of population density is important in allocating resources for optimal network coverage.
Road Vectors: It contains all the road, rail, metro & water networks. Operators use this data to plan & improve the network coverage along the roads.
Population Map: The population distribution & projection will be done considering the spread of settlements, local census & the growth rate.Based on population data, its density and average usage, base stations and other locations can be mapped on a 3D interface to minimize obstructions to your network’s signals
3D Map Dataset: Highly accurate Raster and Vector 3D Map dataset at 1-meter resolution consisting of height for individual buildings, trees, elevated objects.
Radio access network planning (RAN Planning) can be defined as the process of proposing locations, configurations and settings of the new network nodes to be rolled out in a wireless network. The general objectives of radio network planning are:
- Obtaining sufficient coverage over target area, ensuring satisfactory service quality and low bit-error rates.
- Providing the demanded network capacity with low service blocking, satisfactory user through puts and low dropped call rates.
- Preserving profitability by implementing an economically efficient network infrastructure (i.e. minimum number of sites and transmitters required to satisfy coverage, quality and capacity requirements).
The RAN is a major component of wireless telecommunications and has evolved through the generations of mobile networking leading up to 5G.