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ICE™ Interference, Coverage, and Capacity Analysis

The heart of our analysis tool is the Interference and Capacity Engine (ICE). ICE embodies advanced algorithms that provide rapid, accurate interference, coverage and capacity analysis of a wide variety of wireless systems, taking into account the unique features of each technology type that might be encountered in a network. Examples of systems we model include: CDMA2000, EV-DO, WCDMA, OFDM, TDMA, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, iDEN, AMPS, NAMPS, WiFi, and WiMAX.

ICE uses an extensive parameter list allowing the system to be accurately modeled and optimized. The engine offers a choice of performing nearly instantaneous first order calculations, to more complex analyses, by varying the number of iterations the algorithm uses. The result is the most extensive collection of computed map layers in the industry. A sample of these layers includes: Forward coverage, reverse coverage, interference maps, best servers, strongest link , transmit powers, hand-off regions by category, grade of service, and CDMA specific maps such as Ec/Io maps, pilot interference maps, and percentage of capacity used. In addition to these data layers, ICE automatically generates reports that give detailed insight into the network’s performance.

Contained in this engine is the PN-offset planning capability used for CDMA based systems, which in turn, is coupled with the ACSEL (Automated Channel Selection) engine. Output includes optimized PN-offset assignments for each sector, as well as a detailed assessment of the results.

ICE provides rapid, accurate solutions that are unmatched in the industry. With over a decade of optimizing wireless systems both domestically and internationally, including extensive experience in migrating to new technologies, our analysis capabilities provide the ideal solution for designing and optimizing your wireless network today and in the future.

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