Network Planning Software supports all RAN technologies.

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Using Windows-based Mentum Planet® v5.2, wireless operators, integrators, and equipment vendors can plan, manage, and optimize performance of wireless access networks. Users can model multi-band and shared antennas, including MIMO and smart antennas, between different technologies. With Automatic Site Placement tool, users can generate new network plans with a few mouse clicks and investigate various potential deployment scenarios.



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Mentum Introduces Mentum Planet 5.2 with Major Feature Improvements



Next-Generation Network Planning Platform Offers MultiRAN Support, Enhanced LTE Modeling and Improved Ease-of-Use

PARIS, FRANCE- Mentum®, the industry's leading wireless access and backhaul network planning and optimization company, announced today the release of Mentum Planet® 5.2.

Mentum Planet is a Windows-based software solution that helps wireless operators, integrators, and equipment vendors plan, manage and improve the performance of wireless access networks. The latest release of the industry's most widely used network planning platform supports all major Radio Access Network technologies in a single environment, providing network operators with the ability to plan and implement new technology overlays onto existing networks. The architecture of the new platform enables users to model multi-band and shared antennas, including MIMO and smart antennas, between different technologies.

"The Mentum Planet 5 development project began with two key drivers: a strong focus on advanced technologies and a drive to improve ease-of use. Our commitment to quality and innovation has solidified Mentum's position as an industry leader in 4G network planning. Mentum Planet 5.2 is a critical milestone of this development project offering support for all major wireless standards in a single, next-generation platform," said Bernard Breton, Chief Operating and Strategy Officer at Mentum.

Mentum Planet 5.2 adds several new features such as the Automatic Site Placement tool that allows users to generate new network plans with a few clicks of the mouse thus fast tracking the deployment of new networks and the ability to investigate various potential deployment scenarios. The integration of MapInfo Professional(TM) version 10.0 offers exciting new capabilities including a new interactive layer control, a modern new interface as well as dockable menus and toolbars. Mentum Planet 5.2 now includes complete support for GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, HSPA+, LTE, WiMAX, cdma2000, EVDO, TDMA, FDMA, DVB-H, MediaFlo and Simulcast wireless standards.

"Mentum Planet continues to lead the industry in accuracy, performance and innovation," commented Gregory Donnard, Product Manager at Mentum. "With its support for all wireless technologies, Mentum Planet 5.2 is the right solution for network operators overlaying broadband wireless technologies and refarming spectrum from legacy networks."

About Mentum

Mentum provides industry-leading software and service solutions that allow wireless operators, equipment vendors and consultants to efficiently plan, manage and optimize wireless access as well as backhaul networks, plan coverage expansions and launch new broadband wireless networks. Its advanced software solutions, including Mentum Planet, Mentum Ellipse, Mentum Fusion, Mentum CellPlanner, Mentum LinkPlanner along with tailored Mentum Geodata, enable operators to maximize their investment, increase revenue, improve profitability and accelerate time to market. Through the company's global presence and focused business approach, it helps more than 300 customers in 95 countries define their wireless networks. Mentum is a privately held company headquartered in Paris, with offices in Dallas, Ottawa, Hong Kong, Stockholm and Tokyo. Visit www.mentum.com for more information.

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