5G Studie

Engineering planning and construction management for FttB/FttC networks


The planning process at seim & partner is highly automated and extremely compatible with external interfaces for documentation purposes. This enables us to plan networks swiftly, efficiently and in line with customers specific requirements. The contents of our planning services are aligned with the German Fee Scale for Architects and Engineers (HOAI), from initial conceptualization and design and approval planning right through to the ready-to-use solution and the related tender and award process. Our range of services also includes construction supervision and site management, which we successfully execute on site in close cooperation with our customers.

Strategic and technical consultancy for telecoms companies


Thanks to our team of experts who have a wealth of telecoms experience, our strategic and technical services are highly sought after. We help alternative carriers to penetrate the market and progress and develop, from assessing market developments and business models through to dealing with sales and marketing matters and technical and operational issues.

Funding advice regarding NGA networks for municipal customers


With more than 50 funding applications completed belt since 2016, we are one of the market leaders in providing advice and support for funding processes. We provide our customers with an experienced team using our analytical and systematic tools to ensure optimum support covering all issues when they apply for federal and local state funds (EAFRD, ERDF, DIGI2, KIP, GAK, etc.).

GIS-Analytics for Mobile Network: Distribution, Coverage, Network Planning and Site Acquisition


Based on our inventory of geo-reference data, developed and enhanced over many years, our comprehensive tool support, and an expert team of geographers, geo-analysts, and network engineers, we developed a GIS-based model to support mobile network planning. Our distribution modeling supports up to 15 different land cover types for computations. Our distribution modeling is the basis for computation and research of suitable antenna sites for mobile networks. LIDAR data is used to integrate building heights and roof styles in these computations. Our tool offers the ability to precisely calculate the possible coverage areas of pre-determined sites, as well to identify and select new sites needed to cover a given area.

Users outside the Telecom Industry considering introducing 5G for their plants / shop floors are not only supported regarding the planning of sites, but also regarding the application for industrial licenses from the national regulator. This includes supporting technical qualification and coordination of frequency usage.

For example, in Lower Saxony (a federal state of Germany), we supported more than a dozen counties analysing the existing coverage white spots and computing proposals for new sites (identifying synergies from other deployment projects running in parallel). The entire project targeted the elimination of white spots. In Indiana, we computed the possible coverage for already existing infrastructure (e.g. state owned masts) and designed a fiber network for backhauling these sites to a new data center in Hammond (DigitalCrossroads).

Technical support - due diligence


Fiber-optic networks are increasingly seen as investment opportunities. More and more often, infrastructures are being sold to corporations on a turnkey basis. We take charge of the technical assessment of the as-built network structures in order to support the negotiation process. As part of this, we check whether the executed network meets the specifications of the planning documents, whether building regulations and permits are in compliance, whether the materials have been used properly, whether the specified components and technical sites have been correctly and professionally installed and/or commissioned, and whether fiber measurements satisfy the technical requirements and report any defects where applicable.

Systems for supporting network planners


There is an array of IT systems for telecoms companies: BSS and OSS. There are various different planning tools for network planning. However, there is often a lack of support systems for work with geo-referenced videos from route inspections or for operational planning and controlling of construction processes. With regard to 5G, there are also questions surrounding the conceptualization of frequency usage and site planning. We develop suitable systems for these gaps, which frequently require extensive manual work as well as understanding and resolving the political issues that need to be overcome.

Out-tasking of network operations and documentation


These days, telecoms companies are faced with the challenge of having to create, expand, document and operate large and complex network structures. As part of this, existing network documentation needs to be integrated into existing IT systems (at OSS and BSS level). We help operators of telecoms infrastructures handle recurring issues:

  • Digitalization of analog existing network information,
  • Creation of digital entire network plans,
  • Preparation of a wide range of documentation files to be integrated into new or existing IT systems.

We also provide support for planning and preparing network expansions (route, ductwork, fiber and splice plans) and even support with order processing (e.g. based on service level agreements) for operational telecoms networks globally through our sites in Germany, the Philippines and the USA.