Ellipse is state-of-the art software for the planning, dimensioning and optimization of any wireless or wired backhaul network. It is an integrated component of the Infovista RAN planning suite designed to plan and optimize the transmission links for 4G/LTE expansion and deployment of 5G networks, including microwave radio midhaul, backhaul and fronthaul links either using wireless or wired technologies.

Relying on trusted engineering methods, Ellipse incorporates all the latest ITU and 3GPP specifications required for the most accurate and efficient transport network design and optimization. More than just another microwave engineering tool, Ellipse is a carrier-grade platform that supports the entire backhaul lifecycle, from design to optimization, and offers unique automated design and reporting capabilities allowing ISPs to expedite their backhaul engineering activities.

Enhanced to support the design of the latest 5G X-haul technologies relying on point-to-point and/or point-to-multipoint wireless transmission, Ellipse helps you to easily upgrade your transport network and secure backhaul availability and capacity.

Key benefits and features

Proactively plan and upgrade large transmission network in support of 5G

Incorporate Planet 5G mobile network planning (e.g., site candidates, expected radio capacity)into the design of the supporting transmission network by using the enterprise-grade Ellipse software platform.

Futureproof backhaul capacity for staged 5G rollouts

Consider mmWave frequencies, line of sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight connections in Ellipse.Analyse the impact of carrier aggregation, MIMO, dual band and adaptive modulation on your transmission planning.

Robust backhaul network via simulation accuracy

Simulation accuracy is paramount if the software’s analyses are to be realized in the real world. Ellipse delivers a full path-profile analysis that includes 3D Fresnel zone clearance, terrain/building visualization, automated antenna height optimization and optimal channel assignments. With accurate backhaul design, the right link dimensioning can be achieved that brings on capacity in stages when required and provides the highest backhaul link reliability.

Upgrade large transmission network in support of 5G

Accurately forecast and dimension upgrades required based on least-cost routing and capacity assessments to determine fiber vs. microwave backhaul feasibility.Scale capacity requirements to determine if near-term plan can grow to meet the anticipated 5G capacity requirements.