iBwave Solutions Benefits from Real Wireless’ Expertise to Fully Define and Develop The In-building Wireless industry’s First Certification Program That Will Help RF Engineers Worldwide Master State-Of-The-Art In-building Wireless Design
Montreal, Canada & Pulborough, U.K. – June 22, 2009 – Real Wireless and iBwave Solutions are proud to announce their partnership to structure the new iBwave Certification Program that is designed to enable RF Engineers worldwide to become certified experts on iBwave RF-vu, the world’s in-building wireless standard design and planning software. The iBwave Certification Program will be developed with the active contribution of Real Wireless, led by Professor Simon Saunders and his team of experts, with whom iBwave has been building a strong relationship over the years. The first beta version of the Certification program is planned to be launched in August 2009.
“We are proud to have Real Wireless experts such as Prof. Simon Saunders and Dr. Alejandro Aragón-Zavala help us develop and deliver our iBwave Certification Program. This best-in-class collaboration will help propel the support of a standard process forin-building wireless design. The medium of RF-vu provides the ideal tool to standardize and regularize this process, with a certification program which will ensure that the operators can have confidence that certified in-building professionals, working within and as partners to their organizations, have the requisite knowledge and skills to provide a reliable approach toin-building design,” says Mario Bouchard, President and CEO of iBwave Solutions.
Real Wireless is a leading wireless independent consultancy which offers sound wireless expertise to enterprises, operators, regulators and technology firms such as iBwave Solutions to help them leverage business opportunities and optimize development ofbest-of-breed products and customized solutions. Real Wireless’ team of experts will use their expertise in the theory and practice of hundreds of in-building design projects and ofuniversity-level education in industrial and academic settings to guide and advise iBwave through the steps required to develop and launch a high quality Certification Program.
“This Real Wireless and iBwave collaboration will professionalize and industrialize the process of in-building design, which has too often been treated as an ad hoc ‘black art’. The increasing demands of mobile broadband growth, dominated by in-building traffic, and of third and fourth generation wireless technologies, combined with the importance of creatingcost-effective infrastructures, make it essential that in-building designs are provable, repeatable and efficient. We are proud to be working with iBwave to help meet these demands,” says Prof. Simon Saunders, Director of Real Wireless Ltd.
The iBwave Certification Program will ensure that certified professionals have access to best-practice approaches gleaned from in-building designs across the many markets served by iBwave and Real Wireless. Certified users will gain valuable autonomy and expertise when designing, planning, managing and controlling complex in-building network projects and operations, which will eventually translate into cost efficiency, high productivity and optimal return on investment for the employer. iBwave will continue to work closely with Real Wireless and its team of experts to build and deliver the training material and further define each certification level while ensuring that the development of the new iBwave Certification Program is well executed.
About iBwave Solutions
iBwave Solutions, Inc. is an international software company that delivers unique design and planning solutions and services tailored to the needs of the “in-building wireless” market.“In-building wireless” refers to the network required inside commercial and office buildings to optimize indoor wireless coverage that supports reliable access to anytime, anywhere voice and data services on mobile phones. Indoor wireless coverage has always been a challenge and is usually not optimal inside buildings, elevators and underground areas due to the obstruction caused by building materials such as concrete, glass and steel walls that block RF signals from reaching tenants’ mobile phones and hinder transmission of voice and data services. RF Engineers use iBwave’s flagship software RF-vu to rigorously design and simulate optimal indoor wireless networks and predict the coverage quality on each floor before their deployment. RF-vu is an integrated tool that enables RF Engineers to design and deliver reliable indoor networks that are compatible with multiple wireless technologies and that support the latest mobile data and voice applications requested by mobile end-users’inside buildings.
Since its launch in 2003, RF-vu has been adopted as the standard software to design, plan and manage the implementation of in-building wireless networks by more than 150 leading Telecom operators, system integrators and equipment manufacturers in more than 46 countries across five continents worldwide.
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About Real Wireless
Real Wireless is a wireless consulting company, based in the U.K. and working internationally for enterprises, vendors, operators and regulators – indeed any organization which is serious about getting the best from wireless to the benefit of their business. We seek to demystify wireless and help our customers get the best from it, by understanding their business needs and using our deep knowledge of wireless to create an effective wireless strategy, implementation plan and management process. We are experts in radio propagation, international spectrum regulation, wireless infrastructures, and much more besides. We have experience working at senior levels in vendors, operators, regulators and academia.
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