U.K.-based ProVision Communications is now shipping the ProPhecy 4G, an advanced network planning and optimization tool suite for LTE. ProPhecy 4G helps operators improve the network quality of service and maximize the data throughput per user while substantially reducing capital investment and operating costs.
The unit includes a 3D planning and modeling capability for urban and rural environments. The toolset also includes a site location tool that takes account of economic factors as well as technical performance criteria in order to optimize the number and locations of base stations. The tools also include spatial diversity information, frequency planning, and support for sectorized and multi-element antennas (MIMO).