1. What is W+A doing in this project?
Development and installation of NSN 3G system technology.
2. What is the approach to or course of action for tackling such an assignment?
The client sends us an order (PO) for a site. The site is inspected by the team with regard to specific preconditions such as special access, lifting platforms, work safety and is then planned into the schedule for a team. The team then installs the system technology on site and integrates it with the help of NSN RICs. Finally, the client is presented with comprehensive documentation and the invoice for the site.
3. How big is the project?
We install 2 to 4 network elements per week. 2 teams are at work, whereby the number of engineers in the team varies between 2 and 4 depending on the amount of work on site and the weekly volume of assignments.
4. Special assignments?
NSN contacts us directly in the event of problems and failures in Telekom's live network.
5. What characterises W+A in this project?
Our long-standing cooperation with NSN/Telekom as clients and the resulting wealth of experience (know-how). Our highly-trained, certified and experienced engineers. Our flexibility.
6. Impact on the daily life of Joe Public?
Better network coverage and reception in Deutsche Telekom's UMTS network.
7. A look ahead to the future …
We will continue to be involved in this project in the field of swaps and conversions to SRAN, probably with a higher order volume.