iBwave will offer an all-in-one network design solution for indoor and outdoor use

iBwave Reach bridges the gap between internal and external network design, providing the industry with an easy way to accurately design campus networks.

MONTREAL, QC, January 20, 2021 – iBwave, the standard for converged indoor network planning, today announced that the company can meet the growing global demand for high-performance end-to-end networks with iBwave Reach, its all-in-one network design solution that bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor wireless network design.

Leveraging its partnership with Infovista, a leader in modern network performance, iBwave offers with iBwave Reach a powerful multi-technology outdoor network design solution that seamlessly integrates with iBwave’s industry-leading iBwave Design software. With support for emerging technologies – 4G / 5G / CBRS / IoT / Wi-Fi 6 – the addition of iBwave Reach gives iBwave customers a simple solution to simplify the design of their large multi-technology wireless campus networks with predictive accuracy that has a proven track record they can trust.

“The telecommunications industry has evolved rapidly. Pushing design to inspect both internal and external performance,” says Seth Roy, VP of Product Development at iBwave. “iBwave Reach combines the best of both worlds, enabling our customers to overcome typical design challenges. Working with our customers, we have verified that iBwave Reach will seamlessly deploy networks, even in complex environments such as mines. With the help of operators, system integrators, OEMs and corporations, we have been able to speed up the design of complex multi-technology campus networks with the same resources and extend our product to new and exciting use cases.

The new iBwave Reach accelerates the design and deployment of 5G networks both inside buildings and in the surrounding outdoor areas by eliminating the need for multiple time-consuming and expensive site visits for surveys. The powerful integrated solution of iBwave Reach and iBwave Design together accelerates the lifecycle of a project by up to 50% capable of fully integrated indoor and outdoor forecasting combined with a growing component database of over 35,000 network parts.

To assess accuracy, several pilot projects were conducted with iBwave customers to compare the iBwave Design and iBwave Reach end-to-end solution with the results obtained during the post-installation survey. All results showed that the predicted network performance results were within the dB range predicted by the post-installation survey results. With these results, iBwave customers can be confident that the campus networks they design using iBwave Reach will perform as expected, eliminating the need for costly troubleshooting and post-installation redesign.

iBwave Reach also integrates with most of the leading macro geodata tools on the market. During the pilot project phase, iBwave customers were able to successfully import their macro files into iBwave Reach. But even as a stand-alone solution, iBwave Reach is able to simulate macro-outdoor forecasts accurate up to 100 km 2 , adapting to extended environments such as smart cities and mines.

The new iBwave Reach solution is currently available from iBwave.


iBwave Solutions, the standard for converged indoor network planning, is the power behind a great in-building wireless experience, enabling billions of end users and devices to connect across a wide range of locations. As the global industry benchmark, our software solutions enable smarter planning, design and implementation of any project regardless of size, complexity or technology. Along with innovative software, we are recognised for world-class support in 90 countries, the industry’s most comprehensive component database and a well-established certification programme. For more information, visit: iBwave.




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