Broadcast

Broadcast networks must serve the maximum number of people at the minimum cost. ICS telecom EV gives operators the ability to achieve that.

ICS telecom EV ensures efficiency and cost-effectiveness at all stages of the network’s lifecycle:

  • Coverage planning
  • Interference calculations
  • Population analysis
  • ITU procedures
  • Automated site planning
  • Automated site optimization
  • Automated frequency planning
  • SFN network optimization
  • Reforming frequency bands and inter system coexistence (LTE, ILS, White spaces etc.)
  • Transport (MW) planning

ICS telecom EV facilitates the design of analog and digital broadcast networks across a number of standards:

  • DVB-T/T2
  • DVB-S/S2
  • ISDB-T
  • DTMB
  • MMDS
  • T-DAB/DMB
  • FM mono/stereo
Switching from analogue to digital broadcasting

Challenge

Switching from analog to digital broadcasting maximizes the use of existing infrastructure and minimizes capital expenditure.

Solution

ICS telecom EV features a “select stations” function, which identifies the sites needed to cover the largest area or population,  thereby minimizing the number of sites needed to provide the service. In conjunction with the “power optimization” function and other tools, operators are able to assess potential savings by reducing transmitter power.

ATDI: Minimal costs –maximum efficiency

Population analysis

Challenge

Population analysis starts with distribution modelling. ICS telecom EV models population in several ways from lists, vectors and rasters to provide maximum accuracy.

Solution

ICS telecom EV population reports incorporate:

  • Percentage and total number of the covered population by network
  • Total number of the covered population for each station
  • Settlements in the service area for each station
  • Percentage of covered population in each settlement

ATDI: Maximizing network potential

Coexistence with mobile and other services

Challenge

The re-use of dormant broadcast spectrum by mobile operators creates potential interference issues for broadcasters.

Solution

ICS telecom EV calculates potential interference in a variety of ways. For standard cases of inter-system interference, ICS telecom EV features specific functions and algorithms. For instance, ITU SM1009 recommendation for broadcasts vs ILS.

However, sometimes users need more generic tools to analyze interference. ICS telecom EV defines spectrum masks for the transmitter signal and rejection filters of the receiver, and calculates interference based on spectrum convolution. Interference can be analyzed as broadcast Tx vs mobile Rx, mobile Tx vs broadcast Rx, interference coverage, P2P interference.

ATDI: Applying knowledge