CelPlan Technologies and Wireless 20/20 Announce Suite of LTE Deployment Planning Tools

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Combined Suite of Business Planning, Network Design and Rollout Planning Solutions Supports Operators Evaluating LTE Networks.

CelPlan® Technologies, Inc. (http://www.celplan.com), provider of Radio Frequency (RF) planning and optimization tools and engineering services to the wireless industry, and Wireless 20/20, LLC (formerly WiMAX 20/20, LLC) (http://www.wireless2020.net), announce upgrades to their current planning tools to support the emerging LTE standard. Wireless 20/20's WiROI™ Business Case Tool now includes support for LTE, as well as WiMAX and other broadband wireless technologies. CelPlan's LTE Network Design software enables operators to begin the process of planning deployments. Combined, these tools provide a comprehensive suite of business planning, network design, optimization, rollout and management solutions for operators considering or planning out future LTE network deployments.

CelPlan Technologies is providing enhanced support for LTE in their Next Generation Network Planning Tools, a suite of tools for planning, optimizing and maintaining OFDMA based networks. This latest version will allow operators to better evaluate how and when to best rollout LTE networks. Over 100 operators worldwide already trust CelPlan Technologies to assist in the development of their OFDMA based networks. For network operators planning an LTE deployment or evaluating an investment in an LTE network, the services and expertise of CelPlan coupled with the WiROI Tool will provide all the necessary means to build accurate and convincing business cases and complete the network development cycle - from planning to a successful build out.

The award-winning WiROI™ Business Case Tool has been upgraded to support LTE operators, and allows them to customize a business case analysis for their target markets. The tool accepts a wide range of market data, technical parameters, and financial and service planning inputs that can be tailored to a particular geography. The WiROI™ Tool can simulate an LTE network deployment and operation using a variety of service plans and produces a detailed 10 year income statement, financial output graphs, and key financial metrics. In addition, the WiROI™ Tool has an easy-to-use, interactive, dashboard-style Graphical User Interface (GUI) to enable the user to perform sensitivity analysis in real-time and view the results in an animated format instantly.

Both companies emphasized that this expansion of coverage across broadband wireless technologies does not signal a de-emphasis of their WiMAX or other wireless technology efforts. "We are very engaged working on a number of WiMAX projects around the world," said Mark W. Crompton, VP of Marketing, CelPlan Technologies. "But we are starting to see operators who are ready to begin the planning and evaluation process for future LTE networks. Using the WiROI™ Tool enables us to engage with operators early in the business planning process. Coupled with our experience in network planning, the WiROI™ Tool greatly expands the range of planning services that we can offer our clients."

"Broadening our partnership with CelPlan as we expand into a wider technology focus has extended the benefits of our WiROI™ Tool financial modeling, strategic planning and business case development to a wider set of operators that might be evaluating LTE in their future plans," said Randall Schwartz, Principal Consultant at Wireless 20/20.

The WiROI™ Business Case Tool supports over 280 input variables, allowing operators to view customized models of their own particular market deployment, services strategy, and financial constraints. The assumption inputs for a model cover all critical aspects that an operator must consider, including Market Data, Access Network Systems Parameters, Financials, Network Deployment and Operating Expenses, Service Assumptions, Marketing Assumptions, and Customer Premise Equipment.

During the GSMA Mobile World Congress, February 16 - 19, 2009 in Barcelona, Celplan will be demonstrating their LTE Network Planning Tools and the LTE-version of the WiROI™ Business Case Tool in their Booth 2B90. A free online demonstration version of the WiROI™ Business Case Analysis Tool can be test driven the Wireless 20/20 website (http://www.wireless2020.net).

About CelPlan Technologies, Inc.
CelPlan Technologies is a leading provider of Radio Frequency (RF) planning and optimization tools and engineering services to the wireless industry. CelPlan's expertise extends from the conception and development of wireless infrastructure to planning, deployment, and optimization of wireless systems. CelPlan has rapidly established itself as an innovative leader in providing the most advanced engineering solutions for the wireless industry. The company's broad, inclusive focus on all wireless industry segments - from equipment and software to applications - enables successful and efficient resolution of the most intractable wireless problems. For more information please visit: http://www.celplan.com.

About Wireless 20/20, LLC
Wireless 20/20 is an independent market research and consulting company focused solely on the emerging broadband wireless market. Our principals have been engaged in the wireless industry since its inception and have gained a thorough understanding of the technical, business and product issues surrounding the development of wireless devices, equipment, networks and services. For more information please visit: http://www.wireless2020.net.

CelPlan® is a registered trademark of CelPlan Technologies, Inc. WiROI™ is a trademark of Wireless 20/20, LLC. WiMAX Forum® is a registered trademark and WiMAX™ is a trademark of the WiMAX Forum®


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