High Fidelity 5G Modeling with Network Digital Twins

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As global cellular networks evolve to 5G, they are enabling and expanding a more all-things-connected world. These new 5G system environments create challenges for wired and wireless network planning, network analysis, and cyber threat analysis. Beyond increased complexity, there are other, compounding considerations when operating in 5G environments. Understanding how 4G and 5G Networks will work simultaneously in the same environment is critical for organizations to ensure secure and reliable networks. The need to develop an efficient, high-fidelity approach for understanding, evaluating, and protecting critical infrastructure has never been greater. An important part of the solution lies in innovative new techniques for modeling and simulating 5G mobile networks.

Creating network digital twins of 5G mobile networks will enable effective proficiency training, cyber situational awareness, network analysis, and mission rehearsal exercise support for cyber-physical activities. They will also accurately represent and be interoperable with the new frequencies available with 5G (e.g.,mmWave and cmWave) Access Points (AP), smart buildings and homes, mobile-to-mobile, telematics, and sensor networks.

All commercial networks operating today adhere to some standard for communications using well-defined interfaces and protocols. These networks often operate in an environment where interference from transmissions in other networks operating in the same or neighboring areas may cause conflicts. To ensure that the network can reliably provide the service required of it, such conflicts must be identified and mitigated prior to deployment. This ensures interoperability and enables seamless communications between connected systems.


Network Planning Framework to Support Mobile Communications

We offer an integrated simulation-based network planning framework with a set of semi-automated tools to reduce the complexity of network planning. For example, it can be used to determine the tower locations for an LTE network layout in Yosemite National Park. The park has numerous and varied terrain features that create a challenging and complex wireless environment. We are going to show how our network digital twin capabilities can be used to automatically determine suitable tower locations based on the terrain and channel characteristics to create an LTE network layout to provide coverage to the area of interest while minimizing the amount of interference. Watch the webinar to learn:

  • Setting up test networks cost-effectively and efficiently
  • Determining the tower locations for an LTE network layout in Yosemite National Park
  • How digital twins can be used to automatically determine suitable tower locations based on the terrain and channel characteristics

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Key Features of EXata

Real Time Emulator

Seamlessly interface with other live equipment and applications

Cyber Testing

Test the resiliency of your network to Cyber Attacks

Network Digital Twin

Test your network in a low-cost, zero-risk environment


Model thousands of nodes with parallel execution

Model Fidelity

Models simulate accurate real-world behavior

Commercial enterprises, educational institutions, and governmental organizations around the world all depend on reliable, effective networks to deliver business-critical, mission-critical communications, and information. SCALABLE maintains a highly experienced group of technical professionals to support customers and projects of any scale and solve challenging problems with our advanced network digital twin technology.

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