Independent network planning and optimisation consultancy Aircom International has announced that it is working with Mozambique operator mcel to support the update of mcel's planning tools for 2G and 3G networks. In a deal worth US$1 million mcel will use Aircom's network planning and optimisation tools Asset and Optima to plan and manage its new 3G UMTS network, which is currently being deployed.
Using the Aircom tools, mcel will not only be able to accurately plan the new network implementation, but also monitor its ongoing performance quickly and easily. In addition, as part of the agreement, Aircom will carry out measurement and model-tuning, to identify optimal configurations for specific network traffic requirements and conditions. Aircom will also provide support and training for mcel engineering teams as they make the transition from GPRS to 3G.
Aircom is an independent provider of network and data management tools and services. The company specialises in end-to-end network planning, sharing, outsourcing and OSS optimisation for IP and cellular networks. Headquartered in the UK with offices in 18 countries, Aircom has more than 10 years' experience across 131 countries for over half the world's mobile operators, including more than 3.5 million man hours working on 3G networks alone.