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Mentum Planet 5.

Mentum Planet Public Training MP504

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About the Class
Over the course of this three-day class, you will learn how to use Mentum Planet to model your GSM network. Mentum Planet 5 is a state-of the-art 4G RF planning software.

It allows you to create detailed models of OFDMA air interfaces with support for advanced antenna systems.

About the Class

The class is focused around the following activities:


Guided hands-on practice

To describe technical information To explain concepts To introduce activities

To give you the opportunity to use Mentum Planet to complete common tasks To demonstrate the use of Mentum Planet features and functionality To provide suggestions for using Mentum Planet effectively

Participation Protocol

Set phones and pagers to vibrate mode

Check email only during scheduled breaks


Discuss ideas openly

Share at discussion time

Follow along with the instructor

GSM news in Mentum Planet 5.3

Support for frequency sub-bands Support for ARFCN numbers Traffic Analysis and Dimensioning tool Carrier and Code Display Import of GSM TEMS log files Ability to generate GSM analyses in a temporary location

GSM news in Mentum Planet 5.3 - Support for frequency sub-bands Support for frequency sub-bands in Spectrum Allocation and in Carrier

GSM news in Mentum Planet 5.3 - Support for ARFCN numbers
ARFCN is supported instead of Carrier Number (used in previous release)

GSM news in Mentum Planet 5.3 Traffic Analysis and Dimensioning tool

GSM news in Mentum Planet 5.3 Traffic Analysis and Dimensioning tool

GSM news in Mentum Planet 5.3 Carrier and Code Display A new Carrier Code display tool is available for better visualization of carrier (or channel) reuse, and neighbor list relationships

GSM news in Mentum Planet 5.3 Carrier and Code Display

GSM news in Mentum Planet 5.3 Carrier and Code Display

Getting Help From within Mentum Planet, choose Help Help Topics Planet

From any dialog box, press F1

By browsing to the <Mentum Planet installation folder>/Help/ User Guides folder and opening any of the available PDFs

Workflow (MP501)
Gather information about site locations, antennas as well as ensure you have a DTM and up-to-date clutter

Create groups and flags.

Ensure data is in a format supported by Mentum Planet. Import grids and surveys as required.

Configure and place sites. Create site templates.

Define user preferences including default settings and Data Manager profiles

Define propagation models.

Create or open a project.

Optionally, compare and analyze survey data.

Define network settings.


Generate predictions

Defining a GSM Workflow (MP504)
Optionally, generate traffic maps.


Optionally, generate Frequency Plans

Generate an analysis or simulation.


Generate and view layer statistics.

Optionally, create coverage maps.


Optionally, generate Interference Matrices.

Create reports.

Optionally, generate neighbor lists.

Visualize in Bing Maps.

Network Overlay Tool

Simplifies the creation of an LTE overlay on an existing 2G or 3G network Supports initial creation on ongoing updates of the overlay from the underlying 2G/3G network Supports Mentum Planet 3.3, 4.5, 5.0 and 5.1 as 2G/3G data source
2G/3G network

LTE network

Traffic Map Management

Provides detailed modeling of how and where subscribers utilize the network
A critical input for accurate network performance modeling

Traffic map generation distributes measured or modeled traffic Support for multiple traffic maps for various traffic scenarios & services Detailed subscriber modeling
Defines how subscribers access the network (services, priorities, user equipments)

Detailed traffic map & Monte-Carlo simulations

Traffic Maps
Creating from Network Data

Traffic Maps
Sector Display Schemes for Network Data

Traffic Maps
Creating from Network Data

Using Network Data allows us to import and create traffic data based on Switch or Network Statistics for use in Mentum Planet

Traffic Maps
Creating from Network Data

Using Network Data as traffic data input and apply clutter weight for the traffic map generation.

Traffic Maps
Creating from Network Data

Use pre-bound network data and traffic spreading algorithm.

Traffic Maps
Creating from Network Data

Based on Sector Service Probabilities algorithm:

Traffic Maps
Creating from Network Data

Apply the clutter weighting to the traffic map

Traffic Maps
Creating from Network Data

Traffic Map with Clutter Weighting

Changing the analysis area

Creating a custom area

Make your Cosmetic layer editable, so that your drawing toolbar becomes available

Changing the analysis area

Creating a custom area

Use any of the polygon tools to draw a specific shape on your map window, then use the Select tool and click on it

Changing the analysis area

Creating a custom area

This process will create a GRC file with a value of Downtown inside the selected polygon and NULL elsewhere.

Network Analysis
Defining a Workflow
Configure the Mentum Planet project including site configurations, antennas, and propagation models.

Optionally, generate predictions.

Generate the network analysis.

Analyze results

GSM Network Analysis

GSM Network Analyses

Setup Wizard

GSM Network Analyses


GSM Network Analyses

Options (cont)

GSM Analysis Layers

Best Server analysis layers Interference analysis layers Quality Analysis layers Service Coverage layers

Network Analyses
Viewing Results

Total C/I Best Server Signal Strength

Layer Statistics

Frequency Planning
Defining a Workflow
Check frequency-related settings

1 2 3

Generate Interference Matrices

Optionally, generate Neighbor List

5 6

Automatically allocate channels using the AFP module

Optionally, automatically allocate BSIC using the Color Code Planning module

Optionally, modify Frequency Plan using the IFP module

Check Frequency Settings

Network Settings

Check Frequency Settings

Sector Settings

Interference Matrices

Interference Matrices

Neighbor Lists

from Interference Matrix from Best Server

Neighbor Lists
Generation, editing & management of multiple neighbor lists Comparison & merging of several neighbor lists Single or multitechnology neighbor lists

neighbor list in urban Paris

Automated Frequency Planning

Color Code Planning

Interactive Frequency Planning

Applying Frequency Plans

Raster Analysis
Grid Manager

Fully integrated Vertical Mapper Raster GIS platform

Standard open raster file format Flexible raster map display capabilities Ability to edit any input (clutter, heights) Advanced raster data manipulation such as queries, calculations, etc
Interference problem identification using raster query


Trimming a grid brings the focus of network analysis onto the area of interest and can reduce the time it takes to generate analyses

Grid Analysis
Understanding Results

Spatial Analysis

For example, you can use the: Region Inspection tool Point Inspection tool Line Inspection tool

Point-to-Point Analysis

Coverage Maps

In the Layout window, you can: Add text by clicking the Text button on the Main toolbar. Move and resize frames using the Select tool. Align objects by choosing Layout Align Objects.

Adding Some of the things you can do using extensions:
You can open PDF documents from a Mentum Planet menu You can add a command to connect to a web site You can open MapInfo tools automatically when the project is opened You can open Excel spreadsheets from a Mentum Planet menu