In order to set up your communication solution properly, it is important to know the capacity needed for voice and data transfer. With our capacity calculation, we map the number of users, the user groups and the required bandwidth.
How many users will communicate with each other? What is the number of talk groups? How much data is exchanged and at what speed does the transfer take place? Based on this information, we will make a capacity calculation and provide you with tailored advice. Often, a good capacity analysis is also needed to apply for licences.
Prior to the capacity calculation, we will first carry out a coverage and availability analysis. Next, we determine the capacity required for voice and/or data communication. At the same time, we also specifically take into account your expectations for the future, such as organisational changes and advancing digitalisation. We will make sure that our offer is tailored to your current and future expectations and needs. Moreover, the capacity calculation is often important for applying for the necessary licences, such as frequencies at the Dutch Authority for Digital Infrastructure or the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT).
Components of this service
The number of users is always the starting point for the capacity calculation. How many people or machines will communicate with each other? Will they do so simultaneously? The geographical working area also plays an important role: are the users located close to each other or, for example, are they spread out across the Netherlands?
Especially in voice networks, we use user or call groups. The number of users in a group and the number of groups – together with the average call time and the number of calls – directly affects the required capacity. This is also called the Erlang calculation.
Bandwidth is the amount of data that can be transmitted simultaneously over a particular connection. The higher the bandwidth of a connection, the faster your data can be sent and received. The main question here is: how much data should be exchanged and at what speed?
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