TOMTM Suite Overview
TOMSuite is articulated around 4 different software seamlessly integrated by a friendly Man-Machine interface.
This software regroups the two following modules:
- The Marketing and Services Planning module enables the definition of subscriber profiles based on a multi service approach associated to bearer service segmentation. The module also allows the definition of QoS, the creation of Services Areas and the management of the associated parameters such as penetration type, user mobility and multi-services demand. Also this module manages the ARPU by type of subscriber and its evolution over time
- The Radio Master Planning module guides the user with the customization of the technical parameters and the engineering rules. Based on marketing demand, it produces the required traffic by type of services, simulates the traffic distribution, calculates the appropriate radio dimensioning and associated coverage (uplink and down link). Proprietary algorithms maximize the re-use of existing sites or “friendly sites” and propose automatic positioning for new sites. Simulation areas (including probe mobile simulation) can be used to predict the quality (such as power control mode, C/I comparison threshold, etc…) or simulate the probability of MS existence. This module include several proprietary algorithms such ACP (Automatic Cell Planning) and AND (Automatic network Dimensioning).
The Architecture Master Planning Module covers the planning of the access network and to some extend the core network including the location and dimensioning of switches and other gateways (such as HLR, VMS, and IN platforms). It manages different supplier architecture (with or without media gateway), and controls the creation of administrative and operational zones (such as NSS, BSS), as well as dealing with the link dimensioning between the different equipments. Several optimization algorithms are included for network topology and architecture definiti
The Cost Module deals with the unit cost of radio parts, core parts and other network components and platforms. The Cost module offers the possibility to differentiate new equipments from upgrades. The Global network costs are broken down into Capex and Opex. This module deals also with all the other financial parameters (amortization, loan interest…) Principal outputs are the financial statement and a simplified balance sheet by scenario. Interfaces with Excel allow easy reporting and gra
TOM Viewer answers the needs from the management who want to have access to the results and not having the burden of having the full features related to TOM other modules. Thanks to the friendly communication function included in the TOM family, the user can easily send a scenario to his management for validation. TOM Viewer will open the scenario and will display all the major results needed for making the right decision.
Finally one key functional module must be mentioned: The Data Manager functional module.
It manages the interfaces with the internal and external databases, including importation of existing network data, stores the business rules and constraints, controls the flow of activities and manages the different scenarios (comparison by “what-if” capability).