Leatherhead, UK/Vienna, Austria – 8 January, 2013 AIRCOM International and Symena, the leading independent players in the growing network planning and optimisation software market, today announce the joint release of Capesso™ AI 5.5.1. The release of Capesso™ AI 5.5.1 is a significant milestone in the integration between AIRCOM’s network planning tool, ASSET, and Symena’s automatic cell planning tool Capesso™. The combined solution delivers significant planning and optimisation improvements for LTE networks, processing of very large projects and support for GSM measurements. Together these features sum to better support tomorrow’s heterogeneous networks (HetNet).
Capesso™ AI now provides fully integrated and aligned support for LTE. Target functions are matched for network coverage (RSRP), quality of network coverage (RSRQ) and quality for data channels (PDSCH SINR). Complementing these advanced technical features will better support the increasingly complex nature of LTE network planning, rollout and optimisation. In particular there is better support for large, metropolis sized projects and enhancements in integration between ASSET and Capesso™.
Capesso™ AI 5.5.1 also includes improvement to the Capesso Drive Test capability, the measured data module of Capesso™. This delivers proven support for GSM measured data, in addition to LTE and UMTS and the ability to detect and identify swapped feeders.
“We received tremendous positive feedback from our ASSET customers since the release of Capesso™ AI with a number making initial Capesso™ purchases,” said Daniel Ramirez, Director of Planning Products at AIRCOM. “These new features offer particular benefits for rolling out LTE, optimising GSM and effectively planning HetNets. This advanced functionality combines to sustain operational efficiency across next-generation mobile networks, enabling operators around the world to deliver differentiated service quality and maintain profitability.”
Capesso™ AI 5.5.1 supports AIRCOM ASSET 8.0 with patch R9.0.3 and R11.0.1. Full release notes and the release versions are available for immediate download.