What is Mentum Planet?
The network of today's wireless operator must evolve to offer advanced data services cost-effectively - and stay one step ahead of the competition. New technologies such as LTE, HSPA and WiMAX present new opportunities, but their advanced features, their usage patterns and the need for a cleaner radio channel that can offer improved system capacity drive the requirement for innovative RF planning and optimization software. Better network design practices are generating long-lasting benefits in terms of quality of service and network capacity. Mentum Planet is a wireless network planning & optimization software that offers the ability to design better networks through quality engineering solutions for the networks of today and tomorrow.
True MultiRAN Support
Mentum Planet 5 - the fifth generation of this software platform - was built to address the complex requirements of wireless broadband technologies for operators, equipment vendors, and consulting firms involved in the planning, operation, and optimization of wireless networks. The Mentum Planet product family supports most of the commercially deployed wireless standards, including GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, LTE (TDD and FDD), Wi-Fi, WiMAX, cdma2000, EVDO, TDMA, FDMA, DVB-H, TETRA, P25 and generic TDMA/FDMA systems using simulcast.
Next-Generation, Open Platform
Mentum Planet 5 was built to take advantage of the latest improvements in both software technologies and computing technologies, namely multi-core processing architecture and 64-bit computing, so that larger and more complex networks can be addressed. With easier-to-use software, engineers can be more efficient. The next-generation architecture that was developed for Mentum Planet translates into improved overall performance, scalability, and robustness of the application, which, in turn, improves the efficiency of the planning and optimization processes. Along with performance and usability improvements, the new platform offers a higher degree of flexibility allowing you to integrate other systems and automate tasks using the available open APIs.
Accuracy as a Mantra
The value of any simulation-based planning solution is tied to its ability to emulate real-world conditions. Mentum Planet excels at accurately modeling changes to the network configuration prior to implementation so customers benefit from accurate budgeting and efficient planning that results in an optimal return on investment in their deployed networks. At Mentum, accuracy is a guiding principle, which translates into network planning practices you can trust for the deployment of your network. Given the reliance on quality geodata products, Mentum also offers the largest library of telecom-grade geodata products.
Advanced GIS Capabilities
Mentum Planet offers unmatched GIS capabilities as it includes the MapInfo Professional GIS desktop system. This opens a world of possibilities to radio engineers who are working on network designs. From the ability to produce professional-grade maps as layered PDFs to the ability to perform complex analyses on any data produced such as coverage maps, the engineers using Mentum Planet are able to transform data into information that can lead to better network design decisions.
Designed for Scenario-based Planning
Wireless networks are continuously modified as the operator must adapt to the growing customer traffic demand while modernizing, expanding, and optimizing the network. In order to manage these changes, the network planner needs a platform that can deal with the notion of scenarios. From the early days of Mentum Planet, the very notion of scenario-based planning has been a key pillar in its development. The result is that today, Mentum Planet offers unmatched capabilities when it comes to the management of several scenarios concurrently, making it possible for the operator to consider various designs and compare them in order to select the best one.
Advanced Heterogeneous Network Modeling Capabilities
Wireless networks are becoming increasingly complex with the use of multiple radio standards and an increase in the number of small cells to offload traffic from the macro-cellular network. This puts an increased pressure on ensuring that the design is right from an engineering and traffic standpoint in areas where traffic demand is high and growing. Mentum Planet offers a full suite of capabilities to enable the development of a sound plan when it comes to traffic offloading in a multi-technology environment where the network architecture is adapted to the demand profile.
Now, more than ever, Mentum delivers the most advanced and easy-to-use planning and optimization product on the market.
Mentum Planet offers all technology support in a single platform as well as unmatched GIS usability with the introduction of MapInfo Professional 11.