MIND’ is MLL Telecom’s new intelligent network design tool, that is said to revolutionise the network design process and hugely benefit public sector customers by providing great time and cost savings.

The new tool will take postcodes from hundreds of locations that need to be included in the PSN network and within seconds it will be able to optimise the millions of variations of connectivity back into the UK’s telecoms infrastructure.

The first release of the tool can calculate the range of exchanges that the postcodes map to, the radial distance to the parent exchange and also the calculated distance in copper line to the exchange. The data can then be exported to a view in Google maps, showing the range of options available.

“MIND allows us to work out, very quickly, the best operations for Access Network design. We can also see in an instant where savings for customers can be made,” said Stuart Borgman, Chief Technology Officer at MLL Telecom. “Previously all this work would have taken several hours to complete manually, and then have to be repeated through every design iteration.”

The software has also shown great benefits to customers considering a shared network infrastructure. A shared network provides a more compelling density of sites, and shows which exchanges would be viable in a shared network that were not before.

MLL showcased MIND at the 2011 Soctim Annual Conference, after its success at the conference, if you are a Soctim member MLL are offering to map your network and show you where savings can be made, at no cost to you at the beginning of 2012.

MLL Telecom plan to develop MIND further, with eight more modules planned. These modules will include indicative pricing, backhaul and core network, and radio integration modules.