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Feb 19, 2018 7:07:00 AM | Telecom IT Benefits of Single Source Supplier for Global Telecom Deployment

Consider using a single source supplier for your next global telecommunications deployment. You’ll find lower costs and a seamless experience await.

A telecommunications network is a complex ecosystem of interlocking pieces. Because of the complexity and importance of a seamless experience, it can be very beneficial to have a source provider for a project.

“Project management is one of the most important aspects of any technology deployment,”says Telecommunications Designs, a U.S.-based firm.

Consider the case of an entity performing a Windows 10 upgrade to 6,000 units over the course of 5 months. Upgrades were rolled out over multiple campuses as well as to remote users. The company used an outside single-source supplier that scheduled and utilized a team of technicians vetted through various nationwide platforms to work as contractors in their main facility.

Technicians performed configuration and swapped for new units to replace existing units in a local facility or prepared and shipped new units to the other campuses or individuals. The single source supplier procured local technicians from nationwide platforms to perform the installation of units for the remote campuses.

In addition to the “nuts and bolts”, a one-stop single source supplier can add a sense of seamlessness to your overall project. They’ll handle important, but sometimes overlooked, tasks like account configuration, account settings, legal agreements for labor, training, payments, and more.

Imagine trying to change the tires on a moving bus. That’s the level of complexity involved in working on the final stages of a telecommunications project where everything must function harmoniously.

It is this final project stage when experts from a number of different disciplines are required, including design, central office, construction, and communications, are needed.

“The most effective way to manage this stage of the process is to use a company that serves as a single point of contact with project management expertise that can manage every aspect of the entire job,” writes technology solutions provider Nakul Malik Consultancy Services.

Your company is focused on your product, but product and deployment are two very different animals. Companies that make amazing products don’t necessarily do amazing deployments.  

We mentioned some of the services above, but consider the list of services that partnering with an outside single-source supplier can deliver:

  • Prime site identification
  • Production of technical site reports
  • Technical site surveys
  • Structural suitability evaluation
  • Lease agreements and audits
  • Lease negotiation and feasibility analysis
  • Negotiations with local authorities and municipalities for building permits
  • Environmental survey
  • Account configuration
  • Talent pools created with labor requirements
  • Reports built
  • On-boarding network support
  • Custom documentation for onboarding your network
  • Tracking and conversion of onboarding your network
  • Launch
  • Open network - fill talent pools
  • Invitations
  • On-boarding results reporting
  • Ticket processing
  • Remote support
  • White Label Dispatch Desk
  • Platform Management
  • Large Opportunity Pursuit
  • Unique projects with Gain-Sharing model

While the above outlines some of the services a single source supplier can offer, let’s do a quick run-down of some of the overall deployment benefits this model provides:

  • Cost: Nalul Malik Consultancy outlines some of the benefits of single-sourcing, the chief one being cost. Estimates are a project cost reduction of 15 to 20 percent.
  • 24/7 Service: Another advantage of working with a single source supplier is that they can assure 24/7 dispatch and availability so that your project heads towards launch regardless of time zone or business hours.
  • Schedule: A single-source supplier will ensure a project is finished on time. If you are working with a dozen different entities, one late or underperforming link in the chain can hold up the entire project.

So if speed, lower cost, and quality personnel sound good to you — and who wouldn’t think that sounds good? — consider partnering with a single-source supplier for your next telecom project deployment.

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Chad Mattix

Written By: Chad Mattix

A global IT executive experienced in establishing strategic partnerships for large U.S.-based organizations, Chad Mattix specializes in managed services, contract pricing and negotiation, and the startup and growth of technology services companies. Chad has spent the last 15 years helping large U.S. retailers and U.S.-based IT service providers expand their capabilities across the globe to follow their clients’ expansions. He has developed and completed full entity formations in Brazil and China and has worked with sales pursuit teams in messaging and client-facing presentations. He has also established global alliance and partnership models for multiple global IT organizations. Chad travels around the world to develop and maintain long-term relationships with employees, clients, vendors and partners, which are critical for success.