Press release: 09 October 2019
SIRADEL is proud to announce an enhanced version of its flagship Volcano ray-tracing propagation model, Volcano 5G, which encompasses two new major features – computation time acceleration and advanced vegetation discrimination – that provide highly accurate and superfast modeling for small cell, millimeter wave networks.
Eager to continue assisting its customers in their 5G transition with increasingly effective tools, SIRADEL releases an enhanced version of its leading propagation model – Volcano 5G – relying on Volcano’s well-established, superior software reliability and robustness. With Volcano 5G, operators benefit from a highly-accurate and precise tool to quickly, accurately and cost-effectively deploy their 5G networks.
Volcano 5G builds upon the successful and market-leading capabilities of the Volcano ray-tracing solution by providing enhanced vegetation discrimination. Use of this feature offers an unrivalled level of details regarding foliage representation which enables users to obtain highly-accurate and realistic propagation under, through and above tree branches and foliage. Users can then, easily and precisely, establish cost-effective and optimized designs around small cell locations, heights on poles, types and numbers of antennas required and more.
In addition to advanced vegetation discrimination, Volcano 5G has substantially improved modeling computation time by more than 50% and, in some cases, as much as 80%, compared to previous versions. With this new, innovative and optimized ray tracing calculation method, Volcano 5G users will benefit from much faster propagation modeling, particularly in large calculations and complex multi-path environments.
With these new capabilities, Volcano 5G becomes the best solution for 5G network small cell, mmWave design. Along with our advanced 5G map data products and other powerful wireless network design tools, such as S_5GConnect for FWA planning, Volcano 5G reinforces SIRADEL’s market-leading position as a provider of high-end technologies for the design and planning of any wireless network.