FUN Overview

FUN optimizes LTE, UMTS, GSM ( incl. HSCSD/GPRS) and Microwave networks.

FUN is a Java based radio network planning tool with an open, J2EE based application server architecture offering both centralized and decentralized planning of medium sized to large networks. It provides integrated planning and optimisation capability for combined networks with the ability to incorporate infrastructure sharing.

FUN Wireless Network Planning Tool

Reading through numerous market brochures it’s becoming increasingly difficult to differentiate between good and mediocre rf planning tools. The words are the same but the products are not. Where there were once only a few — there are now many contenders to consider. Evaluating a radio planning tool is both time consuming and expensive, and prudent engineers demand a tool that addresses both today’s market needs and tomorrow’s requirements

FUN is a suite of Java based and J2EE conformant wireless network planning tools offering stand-alone or integrated products for radio planning. It offers engineers a number of strategic advantages that differentiate it from the pack. It has not only a pedigree that stretches back nearly 10 years, but has also been developed with vision to address customer’s specific needs and the demands of the evolving market place. It is used by some of the most technology-driven operators in the world supporting hundreds of concurrent users, planning and optimising tens of thousands of sites for GSM, UMTS and LTE networks.

In summary the high-level advantages that FUN offers are:

An engineering solution for comprehensive 2G, 2.5G, 3G wireless and microwave multi-link network design;

A best in class architecture well suited for large multi-regional deployments supporting central or distributed architecture and robust integration capabilities with in-house systems, 3rd party applications, and powerful data extensibility capabilities;

Flexibility with stand-alone or small work-group configurations running on Windows or Unix/Linux;

Rich GSM, HSCSD, GPRS, and EDGE radio planning and optimisation functionality with powerful Automated Frequency Planning (AFP) capacity;

Comprehensive UMTS planning capability with multi-service, multi network analysis (statistical Monte Carlo and optional fast-algorithm calculation) and integrated GSM / LTE / UMTS overlay.

The following is a summary of features and differentiators. In addition please see the pdf brochures available from our flyers page for more information.

FUN Product Highlights

FUN supports a full range of GSM / HSCSD / GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE / Microwave / Micro cell wireless network planning;

Support for modular plug-ins for additional functionality;

Full range of propagation models including ray tracing models;

Rich UMTS functionality with both Monte Carlo and optional mathematical network analysis models;

Open system architecture using robust and prevalent interface standards such as CORBA / JAVA / C/C++ API / POSIX/C / X11 / Direct RDBMS access;

Multi-platform capability including LINUX / UNIX / WINDOWS / JAVA;

Resilient system architecture that really is open and a stronger foundation for integration, customisation, and deployment;

Powerful distributed computing options for either central and or regional deployment configurations;

Full utilization of ORACLE’s data administration and management processes All the data is stored within ORACLE and not replicated from other database systems, which is often the case thereby complicating deployment and integration activities;

Powerful version management functionality permitting each user to create and work with different network versions, which can be compared, analysed, and committed to the project;

Enterprise class GIS underpinning for both vector and raster (see RasDB below) data management in enterprise database(s) (not slow flat file GIS software). This increases speed and provides powerful extensibility of data;

Utilization of Akosim’s powerful raster database – RasDB provides high performance, scalability, extensibility of data, and superior integration capabilities.