Ranplan Wireless Awarded Research Grant to accelerate transition to a Cloud-native Architecture

Published on 30th November 2020
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Ranplan Wireless, an independent developer of state-of-the-art software tools for wireless network design, optimisation and automation, is the proud recipient of a UK Innovate research award to advance the development of its microservice platform and apply machine learning to improve prediction accuracy.

Building on its pioneering work in close partnership with ambitious and visionary service providers, Ranplan intends to spearhead cloud-native solutions, open interfaces and artificial intelligence.

The grant will enable Ranplan to elevate its existing radio propagation engine using machine learning algorithms to become a universal radio signal prediction engine for all conceivable scenarios (indoor, outdoor, indoor-to-outdoor, and outdoor-to-indoor), spanning frequency bands from 100 MHz to 100 GHz. This enhancement will further augment the ability of the world’s leading HetNet design tool to carefully evaluate network parameters before commissioning, interoperate with other services, and leverage the vast capacity and scalability of the cloud.

Against this backdrop, Ranplan Wireless is intent on:

  • Leading development of a containerised microservices architecture, orchestrated by Kubernetes, unleashing unrivalled performance gains, unparalleled versatility and unrestrained possibilities for integration.
  • Providing a customisable modular solution to bring its design, optimisation and automation capabilities to any private, hybrid or public cloud.

All of these advancements will continue to fully support 5G NR in tandem with the evolution of the standard governed by 3GPP as well as relevant open-RAN specifications.

“We take great pride in our contribution and involvement in the paradigm shift set in motion by the 5G movement, the open radio access network community and industry adaptation of cloud technologies. The experience we have garnered in the last few years provides us with the ability and motivity to take the vision of automated, intelligent and cloud-native architectures to the next level,” said Jon Ullmark, Chief Strategy Officer of Ranplan Group. “As an avid supporter of multi-vendor combinations devoid of lock-ins, we are committed to embracing open interfaces to unlock all tangible benefits in terms of innovation and ease of interoperation, as well as efficiency and flexibility. We look forward to assisting our leading customers worldwide in their commercialisation of a new generation of increasingly adaptive and agile platforms.”


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About Ranplan Wireless Network Design Ltd
Ranplan Wireless is an innovative wireless technology company that developed the first solution to plan, design and optimise in-building and outdoor wireless networks in coordination. Our solutions enable us to help an ecosystem of companies deploy the next generation of wireless networks for a range of applications in urban environments, supporting multiple technologies such as 4G LTE, 5G, Wi-Fi and IoT, providing end users with an unmatched quality of experience.

Ranplan Wireless is a subsidiary of Ranplan Group AB (Nasdaq First North: RPLAN) whose head office is in Stockholm, Sweden. The group operates out of offices in the UK, US and China.

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