New iBwave Mobile Planner Makes Small Cell Network Design Simple

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Mobile App Enables Complete Indoor Network Designs Created Directly On-site

iBwave, the standard for in-building wireless software and training globally, is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of iBwave Mobile Planner, the mobile app that greatly simplifies the design of indoor small cell networks. The application will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona at the iBwave booth. The release comes at a time when mobile operators around the world are announcing urban and enterprise small cell deployments, which early adopters are beginning to execute.

“The rise of small cells is dramatically changing the wireless planning landscape,” says Gordon Mansfield, Chair of the Small Cell Forum. “The industry needs tools and methods to ease and accelerate the upcoming volume of small cell deployments.”

The user-friendly functionality of the app simplifies the design work for indoor small cell networks. Technicians with basic IT or Wi-Fi experience can create their designs in a few key steps: choose floor plan and site parameters; select and place small cells; and visualize network coverage contours. They can then save and upload their designs for retrieval by other teams. Since designs are created on-site, the amount of time and costs for small cell planning are significantly reduced.

“iBwave was founded on simplifying and automating the otherwise cumbersome task of indoor network design,” says Mario Bouchard, President & CEO at iBwave. “With iBwave Mobile Planner, we have taken the same core value and taken it a step further by making it a simple field-based app for IT and field technicians.”

The company is simultaneously releasing a new training course for small cell planning. The iBwave Small Cells Training is a practical one-day course geared for field personnel to plan and deploy small cells.

iBwave Mobile Planner will be commercially available on the App Store and Google Play in Spring 2014. The iBwave Small Cells Training course will also be available in Spring 2014.

ABOUT iBwave:
iBwave, the global in-building standard, serves over 500 leading telecommunication firms in more than 80 countries worldwide, with innovative indoor wireless solutions. Its leading software suite empowers operators, system integrators and OEMs to provide optimum network coverage and capacity inside buildings, where 80 percent of all wireless traffic occurs, while also boosting efficiency and productivity through the in-building project value chain. iBwave also offers quality hands-on training and certification programs, instilling awareness and proficiency in in-building wireless network design.

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