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Key Features

 

Multi-Technologies

-      TOM allows the management of multi technologies for the same site

-      List of technology using ACP and AND Algorithms: GSM (450, 800, 900),  GSM (1800, 1900),  CDMA 2000 (1X-RTT),  UMTS,  GPRS,  EDGE,  DECT,  CT2, PHS,  PACS,  TETRA,  TETRAPOL,  PMR,  D-AMPS (IS136)

Project and Scenario Management

-      Open / Save / Delete a Project including as many scenario as needed

-      Open / Save / Delete a scenario.

-      For each scenario, TOM manages two network status  (“Before” and “After”) allowing the user to surf easily between the initial configuration and the proposed new configuration

      -      Scenarios comparison: comparison of scenarios results (Sites/Service area).

      -      Send / import self contained scenario via email

GIS databases Management

      -      TOM manages the folowing types of GIS databases: Vector, text, bitmap, DEM, Landuse, building, population areas, rectricted areas

      -      Import GIS database from Planet format and Mapinfo (Mapinfo and Vertical mapper for grid databases required and not provided with TOM).

      -      Import / export from / to DXF format for certain items such Service area, coverage threshold, population areas,…

Objects Management

      -      TOM manages three types of object: Service area corresponding to an area or a road with defined objectives to reach, sites and  radio nodes (sector)

      -      Object management includes the definition of the object by default

-      Filter function allows the filtering of objects based on certain parameters

-      Sites (Link / unlink sites to the corresponding SA based on location)

      -      Graphic attributes management

Business Rules Management

-      TOM allows the customization of business rules at the scenario level

-      TOM allows to create, edit and manage several Coverage Service types

o  TOM allows the mapping of coverage service and landuse to create automatically accurate marketing map coverage service

      -      TOM allows the management of marketing rules such as penetration model, service definiion, user profile, user distribution, monthly ARPU by type of user, ARPU evolution

      -      TOM Cost allows the management of all unit cost for the following items: sites, radio node, radio node upgrade, equipement, equipment upgrade, financial parameters

Engineering Rules Management

-      Technology set-up parameters

-      Site type management

-      Radio node configuration management including on the fly budget link

-      Coverage:

o  Major Propagation model available such as Cost 231, Hata, Okumura, Extended Hata Model, LOS,…XTel consulting also has its own propagation model (semi determinist) called TOM Predict

o  Propagation model tuning

o  Antenna management

o  Coverage calculation

-      Calculate automatically Design Threshold and Acceptance Threshold required by Coverage Service

-      Traffic management:

o  Automatic creation and display of traffic grid based on weighting and morphology factors

o  Import existing traffic at sector level

o  Import existing  traffic grid

o  Display projected traffic at the site level

Algorithms ACP and AND: For each scenario: automatic Master Plan creation (design and and pre-optimization) thanks to ACP (Automatic Cell Planning) and AND (Automatic Network Dimensioning) algorithms.  

-      Provide automatically the optimized number of sites required by Service Area respecting pre- defined objectives

-      Provide automatically the location for each site (for linear, sites will be generated on the road)

-      Provide automatically the optimized configuration by site / sector:  antenna tilt and azimuth optimization

-      Real time coverage algorithm based on coverage services definition

-      Algorithms Tuning: automatic or manual

o  Edit and manage a list of parameters that can be tuned within each Service Area for the setup of Algorithms

o  Surface Objectives coverage can be adjusted by SA

o  Activation or deactivation of each land use within the SA

o  Possibility to reuse or not existing sites and already generated sites by a previous iteration

o  Possibility to use friendly sites database (site sharing, special agreement with real estate). The algorithm will use as much as possible these sites but will respect engineering and quality rules

o  Reuse or not of coverage coming from other SA  (neighbors SA)

o  Provide several choices for the Site Generation and Pre-positioning Module tuning (trade between speed and optimized results).

Reports

-    SA land use report providing a description of the land use distribution

-    SA coverage report providing the coverage objective for each SA and the results generated by the algorithms

-    Network description (including existing traffic)

-    Report traffic, dimensioning and budget

-    Report Marketing ARPU

-    Report Budget, P&L,& Finance (simplified balance sheet)

-    Report scenario comparison

Import / export capabilities

-      See also GIS database management

-      All reports as well as cost units can be copy and paste or export to Excel

-      Import / export to csv format for sites, node configuration (particularly used to import existing network configuration)

-      Import / Export of service coverage