S_5GConnect – 5G Access and Backhaul Design

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Backhaul and 5G Fixed Wireless network planning tool

S_5GConnect for Fixed Wireless Access

Fixed Wireless Access deployments represent a new challenge for RF network planners as link performance between two fixed points needs to be evaluated with high precision in complex environments and various frequency bands.

By combining advanced planning tool like S_5GConnect and 3D GIS data representing buildings and trees with high accuracy, network operators, Wireless Internet Service Providers are able to overcome 5G network design complexity.

S_5GConnect offers an innovative set of features to simulate with maximum accuracy any wireless link technologies at various frequencies (sub6GHz, 6-42GHz and millimeter waves) and any link visibility (LOS, nLOS and NLOS). From traditional MicroWave links to Small Cell backhaul and Fixed wireless Access links. S_5GConnect allows many equipment vendors, Tier-1 telecom carriers and wireless startups to design and deploy radios in the most challenging configuration avoiding guess-work, non-optimal design and rework.

With the advent of small-cells and demanding radio environments, innovative backhaul solutions have emerged in different spectrum bands operating in LOS and NLOS conditions to cope with the variety of locations present in urban environments. 5G Fixed Wireless Access is another application gaining momentum in the wireless industry to provide fiber-like services to home and businesses.
Reliability and Predictability determined with performant planning tools are key elements to guarantee the deployment of those high capacity networks in challenging urban environments (below rooftop propagation, foliage penetration losses, high cell density etc).

Based on 3D visualization capabilities, cutting-edge Volcano 3D multi-path propagation technology, well-design workflows and innovative link reliability estimation, S_5GConnect is a cost-effective solution to accurately and quickly design any wireless backhaul links, reducing the need for field site surveys as well as optimizing the total deployment costs with suitable planning choices.

S_5GConnect SaaS

In addition to the standalone desktop application, a cloud-based access enables the user to leverage SIRADEL’s high-quality 3D geodata and S_5GConnect to predict LOS and NLOS links without any hardware requirements. Thanks to a simple portal login and the access to a large 3D geodatabase, end-users can immediately start designing backhaul links with the highest accuracy in the market.

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What our clients say about S_5GConnect

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Tarana radios’ immunity to obstructions, interference, and motion in wireless enterprise access and backhaul applications is unlike anything the industry’s ever seen — which means it’s all the more valuable to have an excellent link planning tool and live network expertise to help customers understand and take full advantage of the new deployment possibilities our unprecedented performance opens up.  Siradel’s S_5GConnect solution provides reliable pathloss and throughput estimation in challenging urban and suburban environments; the accuracy is even more remarkable wherever detailed 3D data is available, which is a perfect complement to our AbsoluteAir 2 links.
Rakesh Tiwari, Tarana’s VP, Product Management

When we founded Fastback Networks in 2010 we knew full well that we faced a tremendous challenge predicting performance for any given small cell backhaul location. We knew that conventional wisdom and techniques would be rendered useless when mounting locations were no longer on towers, but rather below the roof and tree lines. All major carriers were struggling to see how they could accurately predict the viability and performance of any given path. To solve this unprecedented industry threat we turned to Siradel and, together, we were able to leverage their cloud-based radio design tool S_5GConnect with their 3D Mapping to develop Fastbacks’ IBR Predict. Fastback has relied on Siradel’s technology to aid us in qualifying the IBR in over 12 Tier 1 Mobile Operators around the world.
Kevin Duffy, Co-Founder & CEO of Fastback Networks


Reduce the need for site surveys with a full 3D experience in Smart City Explorer and access to an extensive 3D GIS library


Accelerate time-to-deployment with automated network design features and reporting

Optimize engineering work with precise assessment of the link performance at various frequencies (sub-6GHz, mmWave)


Compliant with the leading radio-planning and optimization tools

Deploy high-performance links in complex environments thanks to a 3D ray-tracing propagation simulator suitable for all backhaul technologies (PTP, PMP, Mesh) and all link visibility conditions (LoS, nLoS, NLoS)

Optimize the use of existing infrastructure assets with import of geo-referenced data


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