Cherrypiq Telecom launches customized planning, optimization, and project management services for WiMax, LTE, and other networks

August 25, 2009

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BRISTOL, U.K. -- Cherrypiq Telecom, a telecommunications consultancy based in Bristol, UK, has announced the launch of a portfolio of network planning and management capabilities that enable designers of networks worldwide to meet technical requirements such as data rate, coverage, capacity and quality of service (QoS) while still satisfying or exceeding business objectives.

The range of wireless consulting services offered by Cherrypiq Telecom is independent of any equipment vendor, and includes: network design; site selection; planning and optimisation; engineering process automation; and end to end project management. Cherrypiq also has a number of strategic technical and distribution agreements in place for relevant state-of-the-art software tools.

Although currently finding themselves busiest in helping to design new WiMAX networks around the world, Cherrypiq's technical capabilities are equally strong in LTE, UMTS/HSPA, CDMA, GSM(-R), VoIP, WiFi and TETRA.

"Many existing consultancies have their main expertise either in the engineering aspects of designing networks or in putting together a financial and business case for the network," said Leon Hardwick, Managing Director of Cherrypiq Telecom. "At Cherrypiq Telecom we believe in a holistic approach, and it is our view that an effective network can only be realised by making sound engineering decisions that are informed by a clear understanding of the business constraints."

"As air interface access technologies become more complex, it is increasingly important to make sure all the parameters are right before roll-out," commented Alberto Loreto, Director of Services Delivery at Cherrypiq Telecom. "A number of the early WiMAX operators failed to optimise their networks adequately, and this has resulted in some bad press for the technology. Applying rigorous and robust planning and optimisation techniques at the earliest stage could have avoided costly reworks further down the line, and the complexity of the technology even means that some weaknesses may be impossible to eliminate after roll-out."

"The recession has forced some telecom equipment vendors to rationalise their in-house design teams," added Leon Hardwick. "This means that they need to outsource their network engineering function to a consultancy they can trust, and this is exactly where Cherrypiq can help. We provide a full service that includes optimisation of network roll-outs, and also assisting with the delivery of automation for ongoing optimisation of both radio and core networks. We can equally help operators with design and planning of networks, vendor selection and pre- and post-launch optimisation."

Cherrypiq Telecom Ltd.

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