Atoll enables designing, planning, and optimising Wi-Fi networks based on the IEEE 802.11 WLAN standards. It provides comprehensive Wi-Fi network modelling with coverage and capacity planning as well as multi-technology traffic modelling and analysis (e.g. 5G NR/LTE/Wi-Fi).

Atoll's multi-technology multi-layer RRM features enable operators to plan and evaluate Wi-Fi based scenarios for network capacity enhancement.

Atoll's Wi-Fi features are part of the Atoll WiMAX/BWA module, which delivers a comprehensive set of features for the design and optimisation of WiMAX, Wi-Fi, and other Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) technologies.

Wi-Fi Network Modelling

  • Support for IEEE 802.11a, 11g, 11n, 11p, 11ac, and 11ad standards
  • Support for standard, high throughput (HT), very high throughput (VHT), and directional multi-gigabit (DMG) configurations
  • Support for all Wi-Fi frequency bands and channels
  • Support for all Wi-Fi modulation and coding schemes
  • Support for MIMO including transmit/receive diversity, SU-MIMO, MU-MIMO, and adaptive MIMO switching (AMS)
  • Support for long and short guard intervals

Wi-Fi Traffic Modelling

  • Modelling of voice and data services
  • Support for Wi-Fi terminals, customer premises equipment and antennas, user profiles, and traffic environments
  • Multi-service raster and vector traffic demand maps from multiple sources including traffic data from live network measurements
  • Fixed subscriber traffic modelling

Wi-Fi Simulation and Analysis

Advanced Wi-Fi Monte Carlo simulator including advanced RRM and scheduling algorithms

Generation of prediction plots, based on simulation results or on user-defined cell load figures including:

  • Access point coverage analysis
  • Downlink and uplink interference analysis
  • Downlink and uplink service areas
  • Effective service areas
  • Downlink and uplink throughputs
  • Downlink and uplink quality indicator analyses

Neighbour Planning

  • Manual and automatic multi-carrier neighbour planning
  • Inter-carrier and intra-carrier neighbour planning

Interference Matrices

  • Prediction-based interference matrices
  • Open format allowing import of measurement-based interference matrices and editing interference matrices using 3rd party applications

5G NR/LTE-A Pro/Wi-Fi and Co-Planning

  • Simultaneous display and analysis of cellular and Wi-Fi networks
  • Traffic balancing and network capacity analysis combining Wi-Fi with 5G NR and, LTE-A Pro
  • Multi-technology traffic model and Monte Carlo simulator
  • Inter-technology interference analysis

Automatic Frequency Planning - AFP (option)

  • User-definable constraints and flexible cost function
  • Interference-driven Wi-Fi channel selection

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