There are some common steps to perform a radio planning process. Xirio Online provides different types of studies for each of these stages.

The different technologies and radio services require different methodology in each case and different planning procedures. This section is not intended as a guide to planning but to show the different options offered by Xirio Online in the different phases of a planning project and network design. The user must determine which of these options may be of use in their projects.

Planning processes can be divided into and access network planning and transport network planning.

Due to the enormous diversity of radio technology and wireless communications services, the planning process, especially in the case of access networks, varies considerably depending on the type of network. For this reason, in addition to the description of these basic processes of planning, a number of aspects related to the access networks planning of different radio studies are here presented, specifically:

- Image and Sound Broadcasting (TV, FM,TDT, DVB-H, DAB, ...).

- Mobile communications (GSM, PMR, TETRA, ...).

- 3G and 4G mobile communications (UMTS,CDMA2000,HSDPA,HSUPA, LTE,...).

- Broadband wireless (WLL, LMDS, WI-MAX, WI-FI,...).

These remarks are intended to serve as guidance to the user for getting maximum performance and to use the appropriate functions of the tool depending on the type of planning project at hand.