MCNS has successfully undertaken and delivered a full planning project, named as “Rural Connect, Greece, Implementation and Support of Hybrid NGA”, for a Greek Telecom consortium named as “Rural Connect SA” in Greece. This consortium is the joined effort of Netcompany – Intrasoft SA, Intrakat SA, and MCNS .
The projects’ immediate goal was the planning, installation and operation of necessary infrastructure for broadband internet access, in order to achieve digital convergence for the most disadvantaged rural areas of Greece with the rest of the country. Due to difficult geographical terrain and mainly inaccessible areas, the transmission network was based on MW point-to-point links.
MCNS project duties were two fold.
Initially select the most proper MW equipment out of available HW to support the required throughput, sustainability and availability performance of the MW links.
Fully plan the MW backhauling network’s coverage and capacity, connecting remote LTE-TDD eNodeB’s to terminal LTE sites with typical connection to fiber optics infrastructure
MCNS planning services support was based on a well-known professional MW radio planning software tool, considering all project restrictions on coverage areas.
During this project MCNS deliverables were MW point to point backhauling transmission design and MW parameter configuration.
MCNS project technical reports and deliverables were:
• initial MW backhaul point to point transmission design, including selection of proper outdoor unit (ODU) and antenna, selection of proper hardware configuration of indoor units (IDU) to maximize link capacity (throughput).
• Per MW link frequency planning and ODU channel bandwidth selection
• Provisioning of MW link availability up to 99.999%, providing per link technical details under extreme radio and weather conditions.
• Selection of IDU configuration parameters per link and activation of optional features in order to provide the coverage availability at 99.999%
• Estimate LTE-TDD RAN maximum cell capacity and fit it into the MW backhaul link maximum capacity (throughput) in order to guarantee the MW chain link topology capacity.
• Provide per MW link a proper throughput per SINR analysis under extreme radio conditions.
• Provide analytical sustainability and availability risk analysis per MW backhaul tree and leafs, providing alternative MW link routing for network failure conditions.
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