KDDI selects Infovista to design nationwide 5G network via Planet 7.2 deployment

23 Sep 2019

US-based Infovista has been selected by Japanese operator KDDI (au) to provide advanced RF planning and optimisation software to design its nationwide 5G network. In a press release, the vendor announced the successful deployment of Planet 7.2 – the latest iteration of its advanced software for wireless networks – which reportedly provides KDDI with the technology ‘to plan the company’s 5G network, including 3D-enabled design capabilities, support for multi-scenario decisions and automated LTE/5G planning’, and enabling the cellco ‘to meet the challenge of implementing 5G coverage in advance of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo’.

According to Adrian Jakobsson, SVP of Strategy at RAN Portfolio: ‘Japanese networks are extremely dense and complex to design because of the need for high mobile data capacity, ubiquitous coverage for both outdoor and indoor users and a strong requirement to provide a high-quality experience for the customer. Planet 7.2 will provide the most accurate 5G modelling, allowing KDDI to launch the highest quality 5G network from day one while optimising their RAN investment.’

Japan, KDDI (au)