Gives WiMAX™ Network Operators a Comprehensive Suite of Business Planning as well as Network Design, Rollout and Management Solutions.
Cornwall on Hudson, NY – September 24, 2007 – AIRCOM International (www.aircominternational.com), the leading independent provider of end-to-end network optimization solutions for IP and cellular networks, has selected WiMAX 20/20, LLC ‘s (www.wimax2020.com) WiROI™ Business Case Tool to further enhance its WiMAX™ market offerings. The agreement will enable AIRCOM to deliver a comprehensive suite of business planning, network design, optimization, rollout and management solutions, to accelerate WiMAX deployments worldwide.
For operators planning a WiMAX deployment or evaluating investment in a WiMAX network, the services and expertise of AIRCOM coupled with the WiROI Tool will provide all the necessary data to complete the network development cycle - from planning to a successful build out. The addition of the WiROI Tool to AIRCOM International’s service offering ensures that AIRCOM’s customer base of over half of the world’s network operators will all be able to benefit from building convincing business cases when planning WiMAX networks.
AIRCOM International recently announced the launch of ENTERPRISE 6.0, its suite of tools for planning, optimizing and maintaining telecom networks. This latest version has the potential to accelerate the roll out and integration of both fixed and mobile WiMAX networks. Over eighteen operators worldwide already trust AIRCOM International to assist in the development of their WiMAX networks.
The WiROI Business Case Tool has been designed specifically for WiMAX operators and allows them to customize a business case analysis for their target market. The tool accepts a wide range of market data, technical parameters, and financial and service planning inputs that can be tailored to a particular geography. The WiROI Tool can simulate a WiMAX network deployment and operation using a variety of service plans and produces a detailed 10 year income statement, financial output graphs, and key financial metrics. In addition, WiROI includes an easy-to-use, interactive, dashboard-style Graphical User Interface (GUI) to enable the user to perform Sensitivity Analyses in real-time and view the results in an animated format instantly.
“When we first saw the WiROI Tool, we were extremely impressed,” said Margaret Rice Jones, CEO, AIRCOM International. “Immediately we could see the added benefits that we would be able to offer to our customers. Our business is focused on developing true end-to-end solutions for our customers. Adding the WiROI Tool to our offering gives us the ability to engage with WiMAX operators even sooner in the business planning process. WiMAX 20/20’s tool, coupled with our experience in WiMAX network planning, continues to expand the range of services that AIRCOM can offer its clients.”
“Working with a leading provider such as AIRCOM extends the benefits of our WiMAX financial modeling, strategic planning and business case development processes to a wider set of emerging operators” said Randall Schwartz, Principal Consultant at WiMAX 20/20.
“We believe that many licensees and new wireless broadband operators need objective network and business modeling tools to develop and evaluate their business cases,” explained Berge Ayvazian, Chief Strategy Officer of the Yankee Group. “When combined with AIRCOM’s network design and optimization tools, the WiROI financial modeling and WiMAX 20/20 business planning services can offer operators an end-to-end solution for planning a new WiMAX deployment.”
The WiROI Business Case Tool supports over 250 input variables, allowing operators to customize the model for their own particular market deployment, services strategy, and financial constraints. The assumption inputs for the model cover all critical aspects that an operator must consider, including Market Data, Access Network Systems Parameters, Financials, Network Deployment and Operating Expenses, Service Assumptions, Marketing Assumptions, and Customer Premise Equipment.
A demonstration version of the WiROI Business Case Analysis Tool can be test driven at the WiMAX 20/20 website (www.wimax2020.com).
About AIRCOM International
AIRCOM International is a leading independent provider of end-to-end network optimisation consultancy and tools for IP and cellular networks. AIRCOM specialises in fields such as network planning, sharing, outsourcing and OSS.
Working with many of the world's largest operators, AIRCOM leverages its objectivity to view network quality and efficiency from the consumers' perspective. This enables its consultants and engineers to track market behaviours and trends to ensure networks achieve optimum performance.
Headquartered in the UK with offices in 18 countries, AIRCOM has more than 10 years' experience across 118 countries for half of the world's mobile operators, including more than three million hours working on 3G networks alone. It continues to grow its customer base each year, offering objective yet pragmatic advice, training and support services, backed by high-performance tools designed to deliver real benefits for both subscribers and operators.
About WiMAX 20/20, LLC
WiMAX 20/20 is an independent market research and consulting company focused solely on the emerging broadband wireless market. Our principals have been engaged in the WiMAX industry since its inception and have gained a thorough understanding of the technical, business and product issues surrounding the development of WiMAX devices, equipments, networks, and services.
WiROI™ is a trademark of Wireless 20/20, LLC. WiMAX Forum® is a registered trademark and WiMAX™ is a trademark of the WiMAX Forum®.