Radio design and simulation tools are essential elements during planning however, they can’t take into consideration all the parameters of each specific site. In several cases, the financial and technical risks are significant if this adaptation is ignored. And this gave rise to the need for real field measurement in order to optimize the design and infrastructure cost.
Model calibration has been the safety net of coverage simulation, and hence a standard function in any reliable indoor or outdoor planning software in order to achieve reliable coverage and decent KPI’s. However, with the new higher bands it is becoming a more critical step to take into account the effect of the actual wall materials on signal strength and reveal any complex propagation mechanisms.
In this article, Consultix sheds light on the implications and analyzes case studies that depict the technical & business impact of skipping this step.