Bluegrass Cellular Employs ClearSky’s NetView 360 Service to Evaluate Design Options for 5G Wireless Deployment
ORLANDO, Florida – July 9, 2019 – ClearSky Technologies, Inc., a global provider of network analytics and design services for 5G, 4G and 3G networks, announced the completion of a strategic 5G wireless design project with Bluegrass Cellular. The project, which focused on two key cities in their license area, used the NetView 360® service to provide detailed specifications for deployment of 5G networks. The designs included cell count, capacity, projected data throughput, competitive analysis and total cost of ownership, allowing Bluegrass management to evaluate 5G network performance and return on investment for each market.
A key consideration in the project for Bluegrass Cellular was determining the extent of 4G offload that could be achieved by deployment of new 5G networks. This required the collection and analysis of a large amount of data. The NetView 360 platform is a big data analysis engine that integrates all available data sources to determine the best possible solution. For Bluegrass Cellular, the platform was used to predict 5G coverage using 3.5 GHz and millimeter wave frequencies and also integrated crowd-sourced competitive benchmarking data to determine the current 4G network performance. Demographic data and the location of potential cell sites and backhaul were part of the big data analysis.
“The NetView 360 team was competent and well-organized, and willingly accommodated subtle but important changes to our initial requirements,” said Doug Updegraff, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Bluegrass Cellular.
“It is imperative that operators are able to accurately assess how their 5G network will perform before build-out begins to produce the best financial outcome,” said Ron Willett, ClearSky President. “ClearSky has provided 5G analysis and design services to some of the largest wireless operators in the world and we’re grateful for the opportunity to help smaller operators such as Bluegrass Cellular plan their 5G deployments using the proven capabilities of NetView 360.”
The latest version of NetView 360 streamlines the complex 5G design process by performing 5G analysis and design on a single platform, producing outputs that can be used by RF engineers to efficiently design the networks needed to meet customer expectations. NetView 360 takes the design process an important step further by integrating business analytics with various design options. This approach results in an unprecedented ability to evaluate 5G designs and create a solution that will generate the best possible return on investment.
About ClearSky Technologies, Inc.
For more than a decade, ClearSky Technologies, Inc. has been an innovation leader in providing network Infrastructure as a Service to mobile network operators. ClearSky’s powerful array of products and services includes network baseline, optimization and design, traffic and policy management, and hosted messaging services. Headquartered in Orlando, ClearSky has provided services to nearly 80 wireless operators across five continents. For more information, visit www.clearskytechnologies.com.
About Bluegrass Cellular
At Bluegrass Cellular, we’re part of your community. We pride ourselves on offering the features and benefits of a national provider while maintaining the customer-first mentality of a local business. It’s this approach that has helped us achieve the highest customer satisfaction ratings of any carrier in our area. For more information, visit www.bluegrasscellular.com.