SAN FRANCISCO, September 20, 2022 — HEAVY.AI, an innovator in advanced analytics, today announced HeavyRF, an extension of the company’s deep analytics platform that uses NVIDIA Omniverse to create digital twins that help telecommunications network operators to accelerate deployments of wireless networks.
The industry’s first radio frequency (RF) digital twin solution, HeavyRF enables telecom operators to simulate potential city-wide deployments as a faster, more efficient way to optimize cell tower and base station locations. base for better coverage.
“5G infrastructure is fundamentally very different from 4G infrastructure: it requires many more towers and antennas to provide the highest level of coverage and therefore customer satisfaction. telecommunications cannot spend the same time planning and locating every piece of 5G infrastructure,” said Jon Kondo, CEO of HEAVY.AI.
HeavyRF allows telecom operators to examine historical and current network performance data when testing site layout scenarios against physical obstructions, such as trees and dense buildings. It uses GPU-accelerated analytics to seamlessly combine customer demographic and behavioral data with real-time geophysical mapping.
HEAVY.AI also announced that it is expanding its collaboration with Charter Communications, the nation’s second-largest cable company. “With the advent of 5G and an expanding user base, Charter needed a solution to help us map increasingly complex RF scenarios. HEAVY.AI’s new digital twin capabilities allow us to explore and refine our expanding 5G networks in ways that were not possible before,” said Jared Ritter, Senior Director, Analytics and Automation at Charter Communications.
With NVIDIA Omniverse, HeavyRF is instantly compatible with a wide range of add-on tools for capturing reality, as well as advanced antenna and network tools leveraging machine learning. These can be used to design networks even in complex dynamic environments such as ports and to simulate software-defined networks down to the packet level.
“NVIDIA Omniverse is the perfect foundation for HEAVY.AI’s new HeavyRF module and digital twin application framework,” said Ronnie Vasishta, senior vice president of telecommunications at NVIDIA. “Omniverse is a development platform designed to help customers solve real-world problems with custom 3D and simulation pipelines. And with HEAVY.AI’s massive data analytics platform, telecom operators can virtually place 4G and 5G towers long before the trucks arrive for installation. ”
Telecom operators are increasingly adopting a “plan, build, operate” model to accelerate business decision-making while optimizing capital expenditure. With this new module, the HEAVY.AI platform supports this approach by tightly integrating key business data; such as mobility and parcel data, customer experience data and RF planning workflows.
HeavyRF enables telecom operators to minimize on-site deployment costs while maximizing quality of service for the entire population as well as targeted demographic and behavioral profiles. The module supports network planning and coverage mapping at unprecedented speed and scale. This can be used to quickly develop and evaluate strategic deployment options, including thousands of microcells and non-traditional antennas. Simulations can be run interactively on full-resolution, physically accurate metropolitan-area-scale LiDAR and clutter data, avoiding downsampling requirements and false service qualifications.
Unlike conventional engineering tools, HeavyRF gets accurate results in seconds and supports live, interactive analysis of relevant business metrics. As a result, engineers and subject matter experts can collaborate quickly, dramatically reducing planning cycles. Additionally, HeavyRF is the only RF propagation solution capable of analyzing multiple layers of data at once, allowing users to understand the full context of the simulated environment, including the location and material composition of obstructions, as well as as locations and customer activity. they can make the most informed and profitable decisions in tower placement and optimization.
To learn more about HeavyRF and how it is accelerating 5G wireless deployments and improving customer experience, please visit the tech blog here.
HEAVY.AI provides advanced analytics that allow businesses and government to visualize the high-value opportunities and risks hidden in their big location and time data. HEAVY.AI supports high-impact decisions in previously unimaginable time frames by harnessing the massive parallelism of modern GPU and CPU hardware. Analytics technology unifies today’s explosive data volumes from multiple sources for a better immersive, real-time and interactive visual experience. It is available in the cloud and on premise. HEAVY.AI originated from research at Harvard and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and is funded by GV, In-Q-Tel, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), NVIDIA, Tiger Global Management, Vanedge Capital and Verizon Ventures. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.
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