In: Products, Resources 26 Jun 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

ATDI radio planning and spectrum management tools are well known for handling various types of cartographic data. This is now completed with support of latest Online Maps.

You can ask us for a WMS/WMTS layer. Just tell us the URL of the map server. EPSG:900913 (+ aliases) and EPSG4326 are supported. Or contact us for more information or tell us how you would like to use Online Maps in your ATDI solution


. Multi-maps, multi-resolutions, WMS, WMTS

. On the fly geocoding (more than 1 000 projections)

. EPSG:4326 / 900913 (4DEC / WMAS) online map support

. Geocoding and Reverse Geocoding (addresses)

. Up to zoom level 21

. Street View

Learn more about Online Maps here


In: Products, Services 29 Apr 2015 Tags: , , , , , , ,

Norway drops FM for digital
ATDI is used to creating new eras through its innovative range of software products, but the company is now partly responsible for the closing of one.
FM broadcasting will come to an end in Norway in 2017, making the country the first developed nation to turn off the signal. The frequencies currently used by FM will be given over to digital services in a switch that has been facilitated by ATDI’s planning and modelling software and expertise.
Norwegian spectrum regulator NKOM – formerly NPT – is one of a broad swathe of regulators worldwide using ATDI software, notably planning and modelling tool ICS telecom, backed by consultancy and support services. To enable the switch to digital-only broadcasting, ATDI provided NKOM with recommendations about the propagation model settings for the T-DAB network and for the potential 3D reflection effects, a particularly significant issue in Norway given the mountainous nature of the country. In addition, the company delivered interference calculations and analysis along with guidance on how to calibrate the propagation model – including field measurements – to improve the coverage accuracy.
Guided by ATDI data and advice, NKOM stipulated that before the FM-to-digital switch could take place, state broadcaster NRK had to be able to reach the same percentage of the population with its digital services as with its FM broadcasts. Further, the multiplexes carrying commercial radio services had to cover at least 90 per cent of the population. Coverage plots generated by ICS telecom were central in establishing that the criteria had been met.
“Given that the other switch-off conditions are fulfilled, it seems to me that Norway is ready to switch off the FM band,” says NKOM director general Torstein Olsen. “The vast majority of the population now has access to digital radio, and it is time to introduce modern technology for this medium, too, as we did for terrestrial television in 2009. With this I presume that the operators find good solutions for the vast majority of households.”
NKOM says it prides itself on its pioneering attitude and notes it has been cited by the European Broadcasting Union as an exemplar of innovative thinking.
ATDI operations director Paul Grant comments: “It is fascinating to see markets changing like this. In nearly a quarter of a century of our relationship with regulators across the world, radio spectrum usage has altered out of all recognition. It is a privilege to go with the regulators on that journey and an honour that they trust our tools and expertise to help them in their vital work.”

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In: Products, Services 22 Mar 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Speed through the air is becoming a growing imperative as ATDI helps both a mobile network and commercial flights reach maximum potential.

Network operator EE has now developed its tri-carrier LTE-Advanced structure to the extent that a demonstration was conducted at Wembley Stadium at the end of February delivering more than 400 Mbps. The system has been built using ATDI’s flagship planning and modelling software ICS Telecom to ensure it does not interfere with air traffic radars operating in the 2.7 Ghz range; EE’s LTE-Advanced utilises a combined 20 MHz of 1800-MHz spectrum with 20 MHz of 2.6-GHz spectrum, and another, separate 15 MHz chunk of 2.6-GHz spectrum. The 1800MHz band does not affect radars.

“Clearly, it is imperative that EE gets value for its investment by having a network that works for its customers and nobody needs telling how important it is to have air traffic control radars operating without interference,” notes ATDI operations director Paul Grant.  “EE’s use of ICS Telecom has been an integral part of ensuring both those things happen. Indeed, EE is continuing to take technical support from ATDI to make certain its engineers are getting the most out of ICS Telecom’s 2.6GHz coordination feature.”

The LTE-Advanced signal has the power to saturate a radar receiver thereby rendering the system useless. Many of the air traffic control radars have now had filters installed so possible interference areas are limited to areas close to the radar head.

EE’s Wembley Stadium demonstration created what the company called an interactive gig experience involving an audio-visual installation featuring multiple 4K and HD screens and high-quality audio streaming.


Aeronautical functions in ICS telecom:



Multilateration (multi-ranging / passive)


RADAR (monostatic, bistatic, multistatic)

RADAR coordination (2.6 / 3.4 GHz)