Lichtenau / Baden, Germany, 21th December 2017 –Digita, a pioneer in wireless and digital solutions, and LS telcom, a worldwide leader in spectrum management and radio network planning solutions, have agreed to expand their cooperation on network planning tools. Digita already employs LS telcom’s software planning tool suite CHIRplus for the planning of their radio and TV networks and microwave links, and the cooperation now expands to the planning of Internet of things ( IoT) networks. Digita has adopted the CHIRplus_TC application, which provides full functionality and is optimised for the planning of LoRa networks and other narrow-band standards typically applied to the roll-out of IoT, smart cities and smart grid applications. LoRa™ is next-generation’s radio technology that has been especially designed to meet the needs of IoT.
“LS telcom is a strong software supplier with whom we have had long-standing and satisfying cooperation. It is excellent for us that their services have expanded to include the planning of IoT networks”, says Ari Kuukka, Director of IoT Services at Digita. “We have tested several IoT planning tools and chose to adopt the LoRa software supplied by LS telcom. We were also able to influence the development of the software’s features to cover our specific needs in the planning work”, says Mikko Meriläinen, network planner at Digita.
Manfred Lebherz, CEO and Member of the Board of LS telcom, commented, “We are very pleased that the Finnish company Digita, on the forefront of technologies and standards, has selected our LoRa planning software. This proves that we are on the right track with our IoT planning functionality development programme, and we highly appreciate the close partnership with Digita, who provide valuable contributions to form our functional roadmap to fully match with our customers’ day-to-day needs.”
Picture: This is an illustration of map that is made using CHIRplus_TC planning tool, it doesn’t correspond to the real LoRa-network of Digita
About LS telcom
LS telcom is the global leader in spectrum efficiency. In an increasingly connected world, we assure that all spectrum users achieve their radio communication objectives in the most optimal and cost-efficient way. We deliver technologies and services to national and international regulatory bodies, to mobile and broadcast operators, to transport, critical infrastructure, defence, PPDR and vertical markets. We optimize spectrum management and spectrum use and enable new business models based on the internet of things (IoT). Spectrum users in all markets rely on our experts and software for the planning and design of optimized radio networks. We plan networks of all generations and technologies, including IoT.
On the regulatory side, we supply consulting and support services for spectrum policy development, pricing, auctions, trading, dynamic and licensed spectrum access considering technical, economic and social parameters.
Our highly modern SPECTRA Enterprise IT system provides regulators with fully automated workflow-based e-government capabilities in spectrum management. Combined with our flexible radio monitoring system, it is one of the most advanced systems for spectrum inventory and data mining, enabling highest spectrum efficiency.
Training on network technologies, standards, and regulations as well as radio monitoring system integration and optimization, transmitter installations and measurements complete our offer. Founded in 1992, LS telcom looks back on 25 years of experience in the radio communications market. Since then LS telcom, an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, has established memberships with many industry associations and organizations, and cooperates with leading technology universities. This is how we ensure to be up-to-date with technologies, standards and regulations.
LS telcom operates worldwide with subsidiaries and affiliates in Canada, China, France, South Africa, UAE, UK and USA as well as representations and support offices in Argentina, Hungary and Oman. With its headquarters in Lichtenau, Germany, LS telcom is listed on the German stock exchange under ISIN DE 0005754402 since 2001.