Strategic Master Plan
What is a Network Strategic Master Plan
getting into the design and deployment phases for a wireless network, a
strategic network master plan has to be developed.
Strategic Master Plan corresponds to:
pre-study of the existing network, such as coverage, sites, traffic and
definition of the targets / requirements such new demand, new coverage or
traffic increase, new services introduction in particular for data, new
input of all the financial related to the plan such ARPU, Capex and Opex but also basic accounting rules such as
amortization, loan rates, etc
adaptation of business and engineering rules allowing simulating the technical
answers to new needs including the introduction of new technology, a quality
phase enabling the calculation and the sorting of many possible scenarios
showing how the target can be reached and at what cost.
analysis allowing the user to decide what scenario makes sense in particular by
comparing the revenue generated by this scenario to the cost associated.
Master Plan globally allows the decision maker to decide what will be the most
appropriate scenario satisfying operator’s goals for his budget constraints and
to provide technical detailed objectives that will be used for the design and
deployment phases. Nevertheless, the proposed scenario must be accurate by using
the same techniques that design tools will use for the following
be efficient, a master planning tool MUST be automatic and allow the production
of accurate scenario very rapidly and without the involvement of large
Integrated Interactive Planning
existing networks are developing, engineers have access to a tremendous quantity
of data, each of them being more and more correlated to the others, making very
difficult the analysis and decision process. Also as technology is getting more and
more complex, making the right choice is getting very difficult.
good example of this increasing complexity of taking the right decision appears
every year during the budget process or each time a new special program needs to
be developed such as the introduction of a new technology or
‘right’ decision is the result of an integrated iterative planning process as
described in the attached drawing, involving different departments: Marketing,
Financial and Technical.
production of a Strategic Master Plan or a Special Program is the result of several scenarios comparison. Each scenario is based on analytical analysis and the computation of a financial / technical solution answering a new requirement.
this scenario and making the right decision cannot be done without the introduction of a global customized tool.
sheets are not enough precise and RF design tools are too detailed for taking decisions. TOMTM is
the right balanced solution combining the fast analysis and the required accurate results with the advantage of getting graphical outputs.