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December 10, 2010

SNT Collaborates with KKE for QualNet Simulation Models

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor

The development of QualNet high fidelity simulation models will be done by Scalable Network Technologies, Inc., or SNT in collaboration with Kozo Keikaku Engineering, Inc. (News - Alert) (KKE). These simulation models are based on 3GPP Release 9 standards and are for Long Term Evolution (LTE). Realistic pre-deployment evaluation of the LTE (News - Alert) network in simulation software will be enabled with the new model library. The development community will therefore be supported.

QualNet is a modeling and simulation tool. Early-state device designs and application code in closed, virtual networks at real time speed or faster can be explored and analyzed only by QualNet. High fidelity models for UMTS and WiMAX (News - Alert) are included in the extensive library of SNT.

An end-to-end network simulation will be provided by the LTE simulation model. The various protocol stacks on the air interface will be modeled by this simulation. The LTE simulation model will also model the core network or EPC in high fidelity.

The needs of the entire LTE community will be supported by the LTE models. These include network design and capacity planning; protocol stack and parameter tuning; and QoS improvements. LTE network and device interoperability with WiFi (News - Alert), UMTS and WiMAX networks; development and evaluation of proprietary algorithms for features not specified in standards; and feature and performance R&D will also be included.

Interested parties are invited by SNT and KKE to participate as development advisors. An open forum with the development team will give the advisors an opportunity to contribute technical inputs. Pre-release models for testing will be provided to the advisors. They will also have an opportunity to provide feedback on results.

Customers can avail the LTE Library in three phases. The first phase will be available in January 2011 while June 2011 will see the availability of the second Phase. The complete version of the LTE Library will be available in October 2011. Customers will be able to customize and develop new or non-standard features with the help of the source code of the LTE Library.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

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