In: Products 05 Jul 2017 Tags: , , , , ,

SSE has extended its relationship with utility businesses through the purchase by SSE (Scottish and Southern Energy) of an enhanced and expanded suite of radio planning and modelling software.

Two arms of SSE now use ATDI’s flagship radio planning tool. One of them, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), provides real-time system delivery for SSE through its SCADA network. This includes RF and propagation modelling, as part of overseeing the company’s control systems across the UK. The other division is SSE Enterprise which works with SSE’s renewables, network and generation operations. The latest purchase will be used by SSE’s telecoms network design team to carry out detailed surveys for near line-of-sight radio connectivity to substations, wind farms and other company infrastructure. The radio links enable SSE to manage its electricity distribution network.

SSE’s extended relationship with ATDI adds to ATDI’s existing customers in the utilities industry: Western Power, sector radio regulator JRC, and ESB in the Republic of Ireland.

ATDI lead engineer Simon Parsons, who was a manager at JRC for 20 years, comments: “It is gratifying that this vital industry relies on ATDI to this degree. There are now a number of UK energy utilities using ATDI tools and one of the attractions to those companies is that ATDI software delivers a consistency of output for all of them. The ability to share spectrum management data seamlessly with JRC is the most efficient way to manage spectrum resources.”


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In: Resources, Webinars 04 Jul 2017 Tags: , ,

Nearly three decades of development has resulted in the release of Europe’s leading radio planning and modelling software.

ICS telecom EV will be launched to an audience of professionals on 13 July to an online webinar. This session sees the release of the new product and will demonstrate the new and improved features through live demonstrations, enabling users to ask questions to the presenting engineer in ‘real-time’.

ICS telecom EV is an evolutionary change to the software and is available for release to new and existing customers from 13 July. For full details of the release and upgrade route for existing users please contact your local office.

Date: 13 July 2017
Time: 10am BST
Venue: Online webinar

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat today: Register

ATDI Ltd technical director, Nick Kirkman, says, “The world has changed a great deal over the last three decades and ICS telecom EV is the latest software revolution from ATDI. ICS telecom EV has evolved as a result of market demand, and we now have an accurate, adaptable and versatile solutions for all existing and future radio technologies. This latest release combines the most up-to-date new and improved features ensuring our software adds value now and well into the future for our customers.”

Delegates will receive confirmation on approval of registration.


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In: Services 28 Jun 2017 Tags: , , , ,

ATDI to improve quality of wireless service in Bhutan


A developing nation is moving towards efficient exploitation of its radio spectrum resources with the help of ATDI. The company has provided the Bhutan InfoComm and Media Authority, BICMA, with new national radio rules, a broadband spectrum audit, new pricing model and an updated frequency allocations table (following the ITU Radio Regulations 2016). The deliveries were prepared by ATDI RF spectrum and licensing specialist Dr. Haim Mazar. He identified frequencies which could be used to enhance mobile and broadband wireless services across Bhutan’s cities and sparsely-populated rural areas.

Haim comments: “To improve quality of service, BICMA may oblige MNOs to monitor and report their drop calls, coverage and capacity. Together with the two cellular operators, ATDI quantified the coverage and capacity requirements, to ease the enforcement.”

The system of annual fees per MHz is derived from socio-economic and technical parameters. A general, simple and functional pricing model is proposed for all the wireless services. The fees are related to the propagation characteristics of the frequencies. Haim adds: “The propagation characteristics of the 700/800 MHz bands facilitate improvements in mobile broadband coverage, as well as better indoor coverage and capacity.” ATDI proposes to assign licences in certain part of the lower UHF TV frequencies in 470–690 MHZ frequency band as TV white space. We propose not to approve importing analog equipment.



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