All posts tagged Design

Controlling RF Capital Expenditures

February 22, 2017

The advent of low cost operators and MVNOs in the past few years has put enormous pressure on Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to reassess their conventional capital expenditure strategies to provide enhanced network quality and retain constantly eroding margins for the best possible ROI. MNOs have reacted to this trend by adjusting their offer mix to maintain average revenue per user (ARPU) levels and their marketing efforts to optimize their cost basis. It has become all the more important now for MNOs to consider the cost optimization opportunities relating to daily “build and run” activities.


Mapping Social Media

February 4, 2017

The visualization of social media data provides insights into a highly mobile segment of the population. Knowing where people typically post and that the typical geotagged posts with GPS are from mobile devices provides insight into where MNOs need to have the best network to serve them.


Planning Wireless with Uber

January 21, 2017

The recent announcement by Uber to release anonymized data for over 2 billion trips to improve urban planning through the Uber Movement site could also improve what Uber relies on the most, wireless networks. The greatest challenge to mobile wireless network is simply mobility.


Drones for Wireless – Safety & Efficiency

October 4, 2015

In any industry, there is continual progress made towards employee safety and overall process efficiency. Technological advances often help in achieving this goal. Unmanned small aircraft or drones could be considered one of these new tools for wireless network engineering and operations.


Making the Most of RF Drivetest

September 28, 2015

RF Drivetest is the old backbone of wireless networks. As geolocation and other lower cost tools attempt to replace the drivetest, it may need to visit what type of drivetest and costs are being saved. Rather than focusing on the cost of drivetest, lets focus on how to get the most efficiency out of the drive data collected.


Underground Optimization

July 21, 2015

TTS fully redisigned New York Metro Station providing 100% radiocoverage with incredible Key Performance Indicator values!


Reduced DAS Costs

March 8, 2015

RF networks have evolved from tower-top and roof-top macro sites to a combination of macro, iDAS/oDAS (indoor/outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems), small cell and hetnets. The prime motivation for this network evolution is for the improvement in network quality demanded by subscribers.


DAS Design Considerations

November 11, 2014

This article depicts the main considerations for a DAS design.


RF Design Through Milestones

October 31, 2014

RF Site Design services tend to come in two main forms; milestone and staffing.


Small Cell Design (Indoor) – Physical Considerations

October 29, 2014

When doing any indoor small cell design, it is important to understand that every building is different. These physical difference need to be accounted for in the design. There are many soft RF considerations as well, however we will focus on the physical considerations here.


Small Cell Design (Indoor) – Soft RF Considerations

October 29, 2014

Once the physical considerations of a small cell design are accounted for, there is the soft side of it that also needs to be looked at to ensure if fits into the overall network and provides the desired impact. There are many soft considerations on specific parameters that are unique to each vendors in terms of load balancing, offsets and such, but we will consider some of the major soft considerations that impact the design.


Macro Reduction for DAS & Small Cell Savings

October 28, 2014

Proper macro cell reduction brings numerous values in terms of engineering quality and cost savings for Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) design, deployment and performance.