1. Technology and License Application
1.1 3G Service Modeling
Development of business modeling capability to allow marketing, financial and network design teams to quickly assess the viability and network implications of deploying 3G services. The cost and revenue implications of these services are assessed to determine potential investment returns and determine the sensitivity of these to factors such as take-up, usage and technology options (including the deployment of multiple technologies – UMTS, 2.5 and 2G).
1.2. Technology Selection
Perform technology assessment studies for considering or introducing new or modified equipment and techniques within operational network environment, vendor selection studies, assessments and suitability grading.
1.3 License Application
Forming a bid strategy completing of a bid book ready for submission. Providing the business model for internal approval, completing an nominal plan for a bid, management o the entire bid process
1.4 Expansion Investment Business Modeling
Combined business modeling of market demand, payloads and network system offered capacity to support ongoing working capital investment justification decisions for additional site and network equipment supporting service load spreading across multiple system technology layers.
2. Performance Management and Optimization Practice
2.1 3G Optimization Services
Development and support of processes for 3G optimization in rollout, integration and network operational phases. Supply of site/cluster acceptance, drive testing, data analysis, fault resolution, performance reporting and benchmarking services.
2.2 2G Optimization Services
Evolve advanced optimization processes for current 2G system network and related tool environments, derive Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for network and suitable improvement targets, perform
optimization and network re-planning to enhance network quality according to business quality and capacity targets being pursued.
2.3 GPRS System Optimization
Assess GPRS system implemented on current 2G network, capabilities and tolerance for traffic growth and effects on existing voice services to determine any exposure, derive performance monitoring KPI’s for GPRS services and related
optimization processes, support tool and working procedures.
2.4 Cellular Network Configuration Management
Audit current network configuration tools and processes, develop improved approaches to support the management of parameter and network information
2.5 Cellular Capacity and License Auditing
Audit current network licensing status and its matching capacity
implemented and parameters sets according to physical capacity and
licensing paid for and enabled.
3. Radio Planning Practice
3.1. Existing site re-use audit
Existing sites are assessed for UMTS use, paying particular attention to the expected interference conditions and traffic requirements. Detailed Monte Carlo Simulations and site reports are
utilized, to ensure optimum network performance and to minimize early capital expenditure by avoiding badly deployed sites.
3.2 3G roll out process and procedures
Establish roll out and project management process and workflows for UMTS system roll out, and all related planning design guidelines rules and procedures.
3.3 Reduced capacity and phased rollout planning
Re-engineering considerations and re-planning of UMTS system deployments to achieve delayed (phased) rollout to support initial launch of UMTS services at lower data rates and reduced capital investment conditions.
3.4 Indoor Coverage Solutions
Tailored indoor coverage solutions, providing survey, design and installation services and
optimization to ensure correct radio integration to outdoor network Designs accompanied with comprehensive and informative documentation. Ability to provide isolated or combined 2G and 3G solutions.
3.5 Live Network Parameters versus Planned Data
Complete audit of Live Network Parameters defined versus the Planned
Data (Planning tool). In addition, complete audit of Live Network versus
Parameters Sets policies defined by the Cellular Operator based on RBS
4. Access and Core Network Practice
4.1 Core and Access Network Designs
Payload traffic routing, both in the packet switched and the circuit switched domain, Physical transmission network design with aspects from different media and protocols such as IP, ATM, PDH, SDH, DWDM, microwave, etc. Network Management, including the challenges from the predominant situation of having a multi-vendor environment in the physical transmission network. Billing (i.e. charging and accounting).
Signaling. Synchronization. Numbering plans. Tones, announcements and messages. Features, offered by the operator (voicemail, SMS, etc.)
4.2 Core and Access Network design and capacity audit covering ATM and IP
Audit current access network design capacities and design basis for 3G services introduction, evolve core network architecture and technology selection for new UMTS core.
5. Business Operations Management
5.1 Integrated Operations Management Solution
Seek to streamline current internal operational management process and systems into a single operational management solution (IMOS), spanning all departments and discipline groups including roll out management, planning, operational and performance reporting, maintenance scheduling
5.2 Technical Mediation service for 3G sharers
Ability for Global Analysis to serve as an impartial and neutral business mediation authority between sharers, by consolidating the particular services demands from the individual sharers such that the shared network accommodates respective needs, value and cost apportioning between the sharers, whilst maintaining the integrity (confidentiality) of their respective planned 3G services.