ICS Telecom

The reference tool for radioplanning and spectrum engineering

ICS Telecom

ICS telecom enables engineers to plan and model radiocommunications networks efficiently and to manage network development. Technology-neutral, ICS telecom also informs decisions made on spectrum management.

Planning, modelling and regulating radiocommunications in the frequency range 9kHz to 400GHz requires the computation of connectivity, traffic flow and interference between subscribers and nodes and other assets within any network. In today’s mixed-technology world, it is essential that any tool considers such interaction in a technology-, service- and topology-neutral fashion. ICS telecom is the ideal tool for planning homogeneous and heterogeneous wireless networks. Its statistics capability also allows virtual networks to be modelled.

ICS telecom incorporates analysis methods from leading institutions including the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). It covers every established spectrum-dependant technology; emerging technologies are added when they have defined methods. Planning can be manual or automatic on standalone machines or networked computers.

ICS telecom is a mature application that is under continuous development. Some 3,000 copies of the application have been sold to regulators, systems integrators, network operators and consultants worldwide. It represents an investment of around 40 man-years of research and software development.

ICS telecom provides benefit at all stages of network ownership and regulation bodies including tasks such as:

  • White-spaces
  • Technology evaluation
  • Site candidates
  • Business modelling
  • Network design
  • Spectrum optimizing
  • Engineering data sharing
  • Integrated GIS (multi-maps, multi-resolutions, WMS, WMTS)
  • Prospective planning


  • Point-to-Point (Microwave, Telemetry, Satellite, etc.)
  • Point-to-Multipoint (Wireless broadband, WiFi, indoor, smart grid, LMDS, MMDS, TETRA, TETRAPOL, Satellite, etc.)
  • Point-to-Area Terrestrial (LMR, PMR, TETRA, TETRAPOL, etc.)
  • Point-to-Area Terrestrial (LMR, PMR, TETRA, TETRAPOL, etc.)
  • Cellular (GSM, GPRS, CDMA/UMTS, CDMA2000, EVDO, EDGE, HSDPA, WiMAX, LTE, LTE-Advanced, etc.)
  • Broadcast (FM/AM, TV, Analog, DVB-T2, ISDB-Tb, ATSC, etc.)
  • Radar
  • Human Hazard (Non-ionizing RF radiation exposure limits)
  • Point-to-Area Satellite
  • Point-to-Area Maritime (GMDSS, NAIS)
  • Aeronautical (NAVAIDS, Air-to-Ground, Ground-to-Air, Air-to-Air)
  • White Space Calculation
  • Effects of Wind Mill on RF Transmission

Typically Used By

  • Broadcasters
  • Regulators
  • Telecom Operator
  • Equipment Manufacturer
  • Engineering and Consultancy firms


Advanced Radio Planning

  • Network Coverage Calculation
  • Prospective planning
  • Network coverage analysis
  • Network optimization
  • Site searching
  • Network planning

Spectrum Engineering

  • Frequency coordination
  • Automatic frequency assignment
  • White-space calculation
  • Interference analysis
  • Frequency sharing

Digital Cartography

  • Import/Export data
  • Map builder (DTM, Clutter, Buildings, Vectors)
  • Online map servers
  • Geoportals
  • Integrated GIS