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 comsortium named as “Rural Connect SA” in Greece.
The projects' immediate goal is 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.
MCNS project duties were related to full radio coverage planning for Fixed-wireless broadband access network, based on 3.6 GHz LTE-TDD solution, for residents in isolated mountainous and island regions of the country.
MCNS planning services support was based on a well-known professional radio planning software tool, considering all project restrictions on coverage areas, number of populated villages and population percentage.
During this project MCNS deliverables were:
- initial LTE-A RAN coverage planning
- RF pathloss modeling for 3.6 GHz band in Rural LoS and non-LoS environments with different spatial (MIMO) antenna schemes and Huawei LTE-TDD technology equipments
- initial LTE-RAN capacity planning considering several different QoS profiles for IP and IoT Services.