Comsof and SIRADEL partner to facilitate 5G small cells deployments

Press release: Gent, Belgium and Rennes, France – 12 March 2019.

Resulting in 35% less deployment costs and higher network performance for operators

Comsof, provider of the leading FTTx planning and design tool Comsof Fiber, and SIRADEL, leading provider of wireless network design and smart city planning tools, partner to offer a common solution for 5G small cells deployment. The companies aim to help operators solve new and complex issues when deploying 5G small cells at large scale. Some initial case studies showing savings of up to 35% on fibre xHaul deployment costs and higher network performance.

As 5G deployment becomes a reality, network operators face new challenges, especially concerning small cells fiber backhaul and small cells selection, based on effective coverage. With 5G moving to ever more bandwidth for end users and new use cases, densification through small cell deployments is crucial. Higher capacity delivered by 5G cells significantly increases the constraints on the backhaul networks (fiber and wireless). Integrating these new constraints from the network inception will allow network operators to design an efficient and resilient telecom infrastructure.

The combination of Comsof Fiber and SIRADEL S_5GConnect tools enables network operators to design an optimal 5G network, which will reduce deployment cost, while achieving network performance targets. The simultaneous management of the fiber fronthaul and backhaul as well as the radio access constraints minimize the infrastructure cost for 5G small cells densification. This added value has been demonstrated on several Fiber to the Antenna (FTTA-5G) scenarios, showing a global gain of up to 35%, as illustrated below.

SIRADEL offers a complete and optimized portfolio for wireless network design. With this partnership and the wireline & wireless 5G convergence, we see a great match between both companies”, says Sylvain Aubin, Infra Network Director at SIRADEL. “We are very excited about this new collaboration and convinced that this innovative solution will help our customers with the emergence of 5G and small cells densification.

5G has a wide range of applications, for homes, businesses, schools, farms and so on. But deploying this network at a large scale requires a significant upfront investment. Tackling this problem with the right insights will save millions.” explains Raf Meersman, CEO of Comsof. “That is why our partnership with SIRADEL is so valuable. With SIRADEL’s wireless network design knowledge and our FTTx design knowledge, we can offer operators a much stronger 5G deployment business case.

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