development of broadband services with application of planning tools was
provided to the operator SOTELMA of Mali. Assistance consisted in collection of
the necessary data, preparation of the planning tools, running of different
studies and presenting of the obtained results.
for the broadband services planning data were collected in advance and planning
tools were prepared to run for the Bamako metropolitan area. Rest of the
assistance was performed in Bamako, Mali, where collected data were discussed
again with the local experts and completed with additional data, particularly
from the billing information system of the company, which gave possibility for
very precise definition of customer categories and subscribers distribution.
In all 12
separate studies were performed with the Fixed Access Planning Tool: on the
quantity of the BB services market in Bamako, different possible pricing
policies, technical solution with ADSL technology, overlay BB access network
with WiMAX technology, economic analysis of the revenues and costs.
Studies of an
overlay BB WiMAX access network for Bamako, concerning coverage and
interferences, were also performed using the Radio Access Planning tool.
results were carefully analyzed, presented in several meetings to different
groups of the SOTELMA planning teams and finally edited in a complete study