The Atoll LPWA module enables wireless IoT (Internet of Things) network operators to design, plan, and optimise their networks based on Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technologies, such as LoRa, Sigfox, and Wireless MBus.

Atoll LPWA supports large-scale IoT wireless networks comprising gateways covering wide areas and massive numbers of connected objects and end-devices.

Atoll’s high-performance propagation models and comprehensive analysis features allow evaluating LPWA network coverage, service areas, and service quality. Atoll can also calculate LPWA service availability and quality for user-defined lists of connected objects providing their exact locations. Moreover, the Atoll LPWA ACP can be used for LPWA site selection based on server redundancy as well as radio coverage objectives. The ACP can also be used to optimise operational IoT networks.

LPWA Network Modelling

  • Support for multi-technology LPWA networks
  • Support for multiple licensed as well as unlicensed frequency bands
  • Support for multiple channel configurations
  • Support for technology-specific modulation techniques and link adaptation
  • Support for radio quality indicators (BLER, PER, etc.)
  • Support for transmission and reception diversity

LPWA Traffic Modelling

  • Modelling of IoT services
  • Modelling of terminals, sensors and connected objects
  • End devices database

LPWA Prediction and Analysis

Generation of LPWA prediction plots, including:

    • Cell and network coverage analysis
    • Coverage redundancy analysis
    • Downlink and uplink interference analysis
    • Downlink and uplink service areas
    • Effective service areas
    • Downlink and uplink throughputs
    • Downlink and uplink quality indicator (BLER, PER, etc.) analyses
    • Manual and automatic neighbour planning

    Automatic Cell Planning - ACP (option)

    • Automatic optimisation of network coverage and capacity
    • Site selection and activation for greenfield and densification scenarios
    • Advanced radio coverage, quality, and capacity objectives
    • Antenna selection and parameter optimisation