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LuxCarta Announces Availability of Geodata to Support US 5G Network Rollouts

By [email protected] - 1st May 2019 - 08:48

LuxCarta announced recently it has produced over 100,000 km2 of specialized digital maps for 50 metropolitan areas in the United States ideally suited for RF planning at high frequencies. The 2-meter resolution City Planner data sets include 3D building and tree models, as well as related terrain and clutter layers. “We have a large archive of recent vintage data for 50 cities, and in many cases their surrounding suburbs, across the United States,” said Albéric Maumy, managing director of LuxCarta. LuxCarta’s high-resolution 3D buildings, individual tree and canopy model data are ideally suited to planning 5G networks using millimetre wave (mmWave) frequencies. These high frequency waves attenuate dramatically when they encounter physical obstructions, including buildings and trees. As a result, RF planners designing networks that utilize these frequencies need digital maps that accurately reflect the environment being modelled.