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Schema Introduces GPRS/EDGE Data Planner


Schema, a global provider of optimization and planning solutions for wireless networks, today announced the release of the Data Planner, Schema's data simulation and planning solution. Schema's solution enables wireless operators to plan, implement and manage data services to ensure high quality user experience while maintaining service performance for existing voice users.

"Delivering high quality data services without adversely affecting existing voice usage is a critical success factor for cellular operators," said Yosi Ben-Dov, CEO of Schema. "Schema`s Data Planner addresses the needs of operators in the global marketplace by enabling the successful introduction of new services for GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS environments, safeguarding existing revenues and driving future revenue growth."

Schema's new data solution enables engineers to efficiently plan, simulate and optimize key performance and quality indicators of GSM/GPRS and EDGE networks consisting of thousands of cells. Automated processes and an intuitive user interface make the solution suitable for day-to-day use by RF engineers responsible for very large live networks. The Data Planner provides carrier marketing and product management functions with the visibility into end user service quality and impact testing for new applications.

Schema`s Data Planner enables operators to optimally plan and rollout data services on GSM/GPRS networks while maintaining voice quality. The product enables evaluation of multiple data service allocation scenarios and their effect on the network per service, sector and mobile according to Key Performance Indicators, such as FER and RxQual. This, in turn, allows the operator to provide an enhanced user experience, driving up the adoption rate of data services, increasing revenue from the network and minimizing expenditures.

The Data Planner is based on Schema's TNG Multi-Technology Platform and forms part of Schema`s comprehensive planning and optimization solution for GSM/GPRS/EDGE environments. Utilizing the Data Planner in conjunction with other Schema products enables the effective allocation of network capacity for data services to ensure consistent data transmission and reception quality without degrading the quality of service for voice users.