AIRCOM announces launch of ASSET 8.0 and CONNECT 8.0


BARCELONA, Spain, Mobile World Congress – 27 February, 2012 – AIRCOM International (stand 1A23), the leading independent network planning and optimisation solutions provider, has today announced the availability of two significant upgrades to its leading planning products, ASSET and CONNECT. ASSET 8.0 and CONNECT 8.0 upgrades deliver important functionality advancements on existing versions and strengthen the integration to its I-VIEW framework.


The two new releases will deliver competitive differentiation to new and existing AIRCOM operator customers by addressing technology evolution, automation tasks and usability market requirements.


ASSET 8.0 places great emphasis on better usability, better performance and adds new planning capabilities. The new release is significantly more visual and collaborative, introducing Web Maps to the existing ASSET map view and continuing with enhanced Google Earth exporting capabilities. Analysis zones and areas for location-based services have also been integrated to better inform network planning decisions.


CONNECT 8.0 is focussed on addressing technology evolution and enhancing existing integration with ASSET and I-VIEW DIMENSION. It shares the same visual capabilities as ASSET 8.0, also enabling the ability to use Web Maps and exporting data to Google Earth. CONNECT 8.0 contains a powerful new productivity pack for Automatic Frequency and Capacity Planning in backhaul networks and adds LTE support for its market-leading Carried Traffic Analysis feature.


“Both ASSET 8.0 and CONNECT 8.0 represent notable advancements from existing releases,” says Calum Byers, COO at AIRCOM International. “The wide range of new features and additional content available in these upgrades ensure that ASSET and CONNECT will continue to be the most powerful planning tools available today.”



ASSET 8.0 Features:

o    Technology: enhanced LTE simulation arrays and support for LTE MME ad SAE-GW modeling

o    Automation: support for IM generation, LTE arrays, LAC-RAC planning, emergency zone planning and location-based services

o    Usability: enhanced GIS functions (including array outputs to Google Earth) and antenna management functions

o    Performance: new prediction radius optimisation, model assignment calculations and background-threading


CONNECT 8.0 features:

o    Automation: Automatic Frequency and Capacity Planning module using unique algorithms enabling CapEX and OpEx savings

o    Market Differentiation: LTE and multi-technology extensions to Carried Traffic Analysis and Unified Route Planning

o    Technology: Supporting evolution of vendor equipment parameters for accurate backhaul capacity planning addressing TDM to IP migration

o    Usability: Equipment editor and reporting enhancements to improve backhaul planning and optimisation process



AIRCOM is an independent provider of network management tools and services. Our I-VIEW framework allows mobile network operators to rapidly, efficiently and seamlessly plan, manage, configure and optimise their networks. I-VIEW enables operators to regain visibility and control of their entire network, enabling radical shifts in business dynamics to become more efficient, more agile and more profitable.


The market leader in the provision and deployment of network engineering tools, AIRCOM products are in use across 135+ countries by over half the world’s mobile operators. Every day, the 20 top global operators depend upon AIRCOM’s tools and consultants to improve network coverage and quality for more than 1.1 billion subscribers worldwide. Established for 15 years, we have built our reputation on creating and releasing additional value from within cellular networks.


With offices in 14 countries, we provide local and regional viewpoints and resource, as well as ensuring that our operator customers benefit from our global knowledge. By looking ahead of the market and sharing intelligence, we develop the skills and tools that network operators need to remain competitive, whatever the economic climate.


With over four million hours working on 3G networks alone, our expertise translates into direct and measurable cost savings for mobile operators. From initial consultancy through project implementation, using our staff, training yours, or sourcing expertise for you to take in-house, we are dedicated to maximising the performance of your network, and therefore your business.