Overcoming Data Limitations in 5G Network Planning with Vexcel 3D Cities

Blare Technologies, a frontrunner in telecommunications innovation, found themselves at a critical juncture. Specializing in advanced computational engines to simulate millimeter wave propagation for 5G technology, they carved a niche in telecommunications with their cutting-edge solutions. Yet, like any pioneer, they faced a towering challenge threatening their mission’s core: inaccurate data.

Their current data sources proved insufficient, ranging from OpenLayers to CityGML repositories. Most urban environment representations lack critical details, especially concerning vegetation and up-to-date building measurements. These gaps hindered their ability to create accurate simulation spaces. The existing solution of combining open data, CAD files, and point clouds was also laborious and expensive, and it still did not meet the accuracy standards required.

Searching for a Beacon

Blare Technologies needed a transformative solution. They required precise, current, and comprehensive data encompassing every variable, from building footprint to surrounding vegetation. Their search led them to Vexcel, a global authority in high-resolution aerial imagery and geospatial data.

Vexcel’s 3D Cities provided the high-fidelity data Blare Technologies needed, including comprehensive 3D digital twins of urban landscapes for precise simulations. Spanning over 60 metropolitan areas with exceptional detail, Vexcel’s 3D models accurately represent buildings, vegetation, and other urban elements—perfect for Blare Technologies’ simulations.

3D Model of Sydney, Australia

Integrating Vexcel’s data promised to revolutionize Blare Technologies’ 5G network planning and set a new industry benchmark. Intrigued by Vexcel’s 3D Cities, Blare Technologies partnered with Vexcel to address their challenges.

Accurate Data Lights the Way

Integrating Vexcel’s data transformed Blare Technologies’ 5G network planning approach. Initial simulations that had previously overlooked vegetation now included these critical details, rendering more realistic and reliable coverage estimations.

For instance, an early model that didn’t account for trees suggested the need for only half the number of base stations. This result was completely off the mark, covering just 30% of the intended area, underscoring the necessity of precise data.

“The accuracy of Vexcel’s data has transformed our approach to 5G network planning. Our simulations are now more reliable, providing better coverage estimations and performance for our clients.” – Łukasz Błaszkowski, CTO Blare Technologies.

With Vexcel’s data, Blare Technologies recalibrated their simulations, leading to more dependable network coverage predictions. The enhancements were undeniable:

  • Accurate Simulations: By incorporating detailed data from Vexcel, Blare Technologies significantly enhanced its AI algorithms, vastly improving its 5G network simulations.
  • Competitive Edge: Offering unmatched accuracy, Blare Technologies garnered increased trust and business, distinguishing itself in a rapidly growing market.
  • Efficiency Gains: The time and cost savings realized by leveraging Vexcel’s ready-made models allowed Blare Technologies to channel its resources into pioneering further innovations.

Looking Ahead

The partnership between Blare Technologies and Vexcel spotlighted the indispensable role of high-precision data in achieving reliable 5G network planning. Moving forward, Blare Technologies is committed to continuing its collaborative journey with Vexcel. This ongoing partnership ensures that it stays ahead in a competitive landscape and affirms its dedication to pioneering innovative solutions that meet the ever-evolving demands of the telecommunications industry.

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Blare Tech’s 5G simulation tool using Vexcel’s 3D city model of Sydney, Australia.