Norwegian mobile network operator (MNO) ice has selected TEOCO’s ASSET 5G planning solution to deliver 5G services to its subscribers. In announcing the development, it was noted that the contract extension builds on a long-term relationship which has seen TEOCO offering LTE planning solutions to the operator since 2014. According to the two companies, the extension provides ice with the full capabilities to plan a state-of-the-art 5G network to increase its market share and reinforce its challenger position in the Norwegian telecoms market. By using TEOCO’s ASSET 5G planning tool, it is claimed that the MNO has greatly improved prediction modelling accuracy via the use of the Myriad propagation model, and efficiently generated coverage maps using the ArrayWizard module.
Commenting, Jan-Erik Hvidsten, chief technology and information officer at ice, said: ‘TEOCO provides us with a comprehensive solution set that addresses complex use-cases. We are very pleased to be able to tap into this expertise to streamline our roll-out plans for our 5G network,” said … Now is the perfect time for us to accelerate our plan towards becoming a significant competitor in the Norwegian mobile market: TEOCO’s experience, insights, and capabilities will prove to be invaluable as we embark on this journey.’