The biggest challenge for any business is providing supply for market demand at a price that is beneficial to the supplier and the demander. When you work in an industry that requires infrastructure to provide a service, this equation becomes much more complex.
In July 2002, Verizon Wireless became the first major telecommunications provider in the United States to launch a 3G wireless network. As the demand of subscribers continues to evolve into being more focused on data intensive services and the speed of data availability, the importance of network upgrades and investments to support this progression has resulted in significant capital expenditures by wireless companies.
As networks continue to grow so does the demand for a strong, well planned telecommunications infrastructure strategy. Unfortunately with advancing 4G technology from 2G and 3G telecommunications hubs, the need for the 3G and 2G telecommunications equipment is quickly going the way of the dodo. Fortunately there are businesses that have the capability and the infrastructure to facilitate the decommissioning of antiquated equipment and handle the telecommunications planning, construction, setup of new telecommunications equipment and the logistics that go along with it.
Here are the ABC’s of an integrative approach to telecommunications construction:
All-Inclusive Project Management
An integrative approach to telecommunications equipment construction takes into account every aspect of the construction from start to finish. This ensures that each step in the process is considered when planning the project scope, timeframe and budget. Try and find a firm that can provide an integrated turnkey construction approach for telecom sites, which helps develop efficiencies. The integrative approach decreases the number of parties involved in planning and diminishes the probability of miscommunication.
An integrative approach can give you better bang for your buck because they can integrate the most cost effective components and equipment. When you’re working with an integrated company they can acquire resources that fit the project scope and budget.
An integrative telecommunications solution provider gives you the added benefit of convenience. You’ll be working with one company. This makes life easier for telecommunications companies and/or engineers who have to manage the large construction projects associated with expanding 4G networks or contracting 2G and 3G networks. That’s one project manager, one schedule and one budget.
If you’re trying to decide whether or not your business needs to decommission and upgrade your telecommunications equipment, keep these ABC’s in mind when you make that decision.