Wireless System Integration

Telecom Project management

encompasses planning, organizing, and managing resources to achieve successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. Project management has become an important part of the information and communications technology (ICT) community.

Responsibilities include :

  • Project initiation
  • Project Safety
  • Human Resource management
  • Project Scheduling
  • Communication management
  • Risk Management
  • Quality Management
  • Cost Management
  • Procurement Management
  • Change Management
  • Project Closing

Network Assessment gives you a clear picture of your network infrastructure. Our Network Assessment identifies equipment that needs to be upgraded and reviews performance issues such as bottlenecks.

If network issues are uncovered, iWire365 can provide remediation plans to fix the problems and optimize your network’s performance.

iWire365 Network Assessment identifies network issues and improves network infrastructure development, expansion, or upgrades.

Our assessment clarifies how the IT hardware and software work together.
Assessment Benefits

Our Assessment provides comprehensive details to give an in-depth understanding of the existing environment.

One can establish a baseline and learn which areas of the infrastructure offer the best investments in order to achieve the desired network performance.
To Optimize, One Must First Analyze Correctly Steps

 

  • Provide a network inventory analysis
  • Identify network issues/concerns
  • Document the network & review baseline traffic analysis
  • Compile and correlate the data collected to provide get insight

What to Expect

  • Kickoff meeting to review the assessment
    Validation of data
  •   Conformation of deliverables and recommendation

Assessment Deliverables

  •   Asset report
  •   Network topology
  •   Detailed infrastructure analysis

Wireless System Integration

Networking and networks are becoming increasingly and consciously utilized as organizing strategies and structures for creating a change.

Network Evaluation provides solid reliability for small to medium sized businesses to keep your network systems working at their full potential 24/7.

iWire365 looks at all aspects of operations; identify configuration problems, cyber security , and procedural operations.

The main purpose of a Network evaluation is to discover weak points in the architecture of an IT infrastructure.
Penetration testing alone is not enough to discover these shortcomings; local network policy and updates, user privileges separation and management, confidential data processing, safe storage and encryption. All these points are assessed and reported upon during the network evaluation process.

 

iWire365 Assessment will highlight the most critical IT threats & risks to business processes so that they are addressed.
Wireless System Integration

Network assessment of the points audit :

  • Network Architecture and Configuration
  • Hardware Firewalls and Routers Configuration
  • User Authentication and Access Management
  • Updates and Patches Management
  • System Configuration
  • System Services and Applications Configuration
  • Antivirus Software Management
  • Confidential Data Handling & Encryption
  • Backup Management
  • Local Security Policy Enhancements Assessment
  • Presence & Qualification of Incident Response Team
  • Physical Security

Network planning and design is an iterative process, encompassing topological design, network-synthesis, and network-realization, and is aimed at ensuring that a new telecommunications network or service meets the needs of the subscriber and operator.

iWire365 works closely with clients in order to accurately define targets and outline performance criteria. Issues such as optimal coverage area, anticipated site costs and a host of other essential factors involved in cellular network planning for large-scale, multiple site networks are taken into account from the beginning.

Identifying the project’s constraints / limitations while taking into account the various challenges that may potentially occur during execution and implementation is the first step. iWire365years of field experience and in-depth expertise in Cellular Network Planning benefits customers.

Detailed planning covers comprehensive engineering for RF propagation analysis, model tuning and reviewing plans. Providing evaluation of potential cell site locations, drive tests for site validation, design of RF and antenna systems, frequency checks and PN planning are a part of the offering.

 

Additionally all aspects of coverage, traffic and performance, as well as transport engineering for planning backhaul and interconnect requirements is provided. iWire365 also executes line-of-site surveys, link planning for microwave point-to-point (PTP), and traffic and capacity planning. Our qualified engineers are experts in delivering high quality networks.

  • Wireless System Integration
  • Network Design & Planning
  • Mobile Backhaul
  • Radio Access Network
  • Small Cells, DAS & WiFi

Capacity management is a process used to manage information technology (IT). Its primary goal is to ensure that IT capacity meets current and future business requirements in a cost-effective manner.

As the usage of IT services change and functionality evolves, the amount of processing power, memory etc. also change. If it is possible to understand the demands being made currently, and how they will change over time, this approach proposes that planning for IT service growth becomes easier and less reactive. If there are spikes in, for example, processing power at a particular time of the day, it proposes analyzing what is happening at that time and make changes to maximize the existing infrastructure, for example, tune the application, or move a batch cycle to a quieter period.

These activities are intended to optimize performance and efficiency, and to plan for and justify financial investments. Capacity management is concerned with:

  • Monitoring the performance and throughput or load on a server, server farm, or property
  • Performance analysis of measurement data, including analysis of the impact of new releases on capacity
  • Performance tuning of activities to ensure the most efficient use of existing infrastructure
  • Understanding the demands on the service and future plans for workload growth (or shrinkage)
  • Influences on demand for computing resources

Capacity planning – developing a plan for the service

Capacity management interacts with the discipline of Performance Engineering, both during the requirements and design activities of building a system, and when using performance monitoring as an input for managing capacity of deployed systems.

Traffic engineering is a method of optimizing the performance of a telecommunications network by dynamically analyzing, predicting and regulating the behavior of data transmitted over that network.

iWire365 has in-depth knowledge of traffic characterization, performance optimization, network management and network monitoring.

The performance of an operational network, is accomplished by addressing traffic oriented performance requirements, while utilizing network resources economically and reliably. Traffic performance measures include delay, delay variation, packet loss, and throughput. Reliable network operations are possible by providing mechanisms that enhance network integrity and network survivability. iWire365 focus is on minimization of the vulnerability of the network and to service outages arising from errors, faults, and failures occurring within the infrastructure 24x7x365.

 

iWire365 techniques of traffic engineering can be applied to networks of all kinds, including the PSTN (public switched telephone network), LANs (local area networks), WANs (wide area networks), cellular telephone networks, proprietary business and the Internet.

Network optimization is a collection of techniques for increasing data-transfer efficiencies across wide-area networks.

The common measures of TCP data-transfer optimization are throughput, bandwidth requirements, latency, protocol optimization, and congestion, as manifested in dropped packets.

Network optimization include updating core switching and routing to 1, 10, or 100 GB options to improve bandwidth shortages and maintain network resiliency, and/or adding load balancing devices to improve performance of those critical applications that are now being centralized within the data center, across the enterprise, or in the cloud.

 

WAN optimization techniques can improve efficiencies over expensive links, reduce latency, and improve the user experience at remote locations. Network management tools are also an option to deliver higher visibility and control across both the wired and wireless network.

Our approach includes:

  • An initial discovery session to understand your goals, requirements, and budget.
  • An assessment review of your existing environment and definition of project requirements
  • Detailed vendor evaluations, recommendations, future design and proof of concept
  • Procurement, configuration, and deployment of the final solution
  • Ongoing product lifecycle support
  • Availability of on- and off-premise network managed services.

iWire365 has expertise in network optimization techniques including De-duplication, Compression, Latency optimization, Caching/proxy, Forward error correction, Protocol spoofing, Traffic shaping, Equalizing, Connection limits, Simple rate limits etc.

Wireless backhaul solutions start with an organization identifying a need to create a microwave communication connection using wireless backhaul, also known as fixed wireless Ethernet bridge, in concert with or in place of a traditional hard wire/fiber connection.

This can be for reducing operational costs, creating higher bandwidth, establishing that last mile wireless connection (where you can’t get to with fiber or copper), create redundancy, faster deployments, eliminating telco dependency, or creating greater security.

With so many wireless products available today and with so much marketing hype by manufactures (whose sole purpose is to move equipment for profit), it becomes difficult to know where to start and what information to believe. iWire365 with Industry expertise is able to gather accurate information and to make intelligent decisions on behalf of an organization.

The start of a wireless backhaul solution begins with the following:

  • Consult a wireless professional
  • Define the actual need for microwave communication
  • Determine the requirements (e.g. bandwidth, latency, application)
  • Perform a feasibility study (will it work and provide the solution)
  • Perform a site survey
  • Perform wireless path calculations
  • Evaluate proper wireless backhaul systems
  • Design an appropriate wireless system
  • Identify a wireless installation professional

A wireless site survey, also called an RF survey or wireless survey, is the process of planning and designing a wireless network, to provide a wireless solution that will deliver the required wireless coverage, data rates, network capacity, roaming capability and Quality of Service (QoS).

Wireless site survey can also mean the walk-testing, auditing, analysis or diagnosis of an existing wireless network, particularly one which is not providing the level of service required.iWire365 provides comprehensive wireless survey engineering services.

Performing a physical wireless site survey is the only way to develop accurate wireless path calculations to ensure performance of a wireless backhaul system.

 

A wireless site surveys should be performed for a point to point wireless bridge, point to multipoint wireless backhaul, LTE, WiMax, or wireless mesh network. This is true for both unlicensed wireless backhaul and licensed microwave links. There are many things to take into consideration when surveying a wireless Ethernet bridge, such as line of sight, trees or other Fresnel Zone obstructions, mounting elevations, radio equipment (frequency, path loss, gain, etc.) These and other variables should be addressed to assure that path calculations match up to the ‘real world’ environment.

A Site Survey may include the following procedures :

  • Capture GPS coordinate readings for path calculations
    Provide digital photographs (facility, path, antenna location, cable routes, etc.)
  • Identify locations for mounting solutions (mast / tower).
  • Discover present or potential egress points.
  • Determine potential obstructions to line-of-sight & Fresnel Zone.
  • Identify any possible environmental restrictions.
  • Identify any obvious points of wireless interference.
  • Discover proper grounding, lighting and surge protection.
  • Create Build-of-Materials and product recommendations
  • Provide budgetary quotations

A RF Coverage Testing may include the following procedures :

  • Capture GPS coordinate readings for path calculations
  • Provide digital photographs (facility, path, antenna location, cable routes, etc.)
  • Identify locations for mounting solutions (mast / tower).
  • Discover present or potential egress points.
  • Determine potential obstructions to line-of-sight & Fresnel Zone.
  • Identify any possible environmental restrictions.
  • Identify any obvious points of wireless interference.
  • Discover proper grounding, lighting and surge protection.
  • Create Build-of-Materials and product recommendations
  • Provide budgetary quotations

Signal quality for digital signals is measured by Bit Error Rate (BER). BER and signal strength measurements combined, during drive tests, provide an indication of the quality of the wireless link across the service area tested.

Transmitters are equipped to make a known bit pattern for tuning and testing the performance. These patterns can be transmitted over the RF link and received, decoded and analyzed for accuracy.

iWire365 drive tests of signal strength and BER, concurrently, are the best way to measure the performance of a digital wireless link.

Both the property owner and wireless carrier wants quality cellular coverage inside or outside the building, or share towers, or build distributed antenna systems in stadium or outdoor venues or public institutions, or obtaining a long-term or short-term spectrum lease for licensed carrier frequencies not being used, but reaching a common agreement can be difficult and time-consuming. iWire365 deals with these challenges to coordinate straightforward solutions between wireless carriers and their customers.

iWire365 specializes Cellular Carrier Coordination to assist venues that do not conform to the needs for a neutral host solution. These locations can be utilities, hotels, multi-tenant buildings, hospitals, campuses, shopping centers and convention centers.

Reaching a common agreement between property owner and wireless carrier can be difficult and time-consuming. Our assistance takes care of these challenges to coordinate amicable solutions between the parties.

iWire365 has a simple process that helps end users with confirming installations and providing excellent system monitoring and support.

Many FAA and FCC notification filings and licensing applications can be performed directly on line with the federal agencies,

especially when building new towers, obtaining licensed frequencies for backhaul or last mile solutions. However, attempting to navigate through the complexities of submitting and monitoring these forms can be taxing, and can easily delay your timeline when unexpected regulatory issues surface.

iWire365 deals with these challenges to coordinate with the FCC & FAA. The FCC now has a radio license application form (Form 601). The complex information, agency enrollment, tower registration, and general complexity all makeup aa complex process.

Each application is affected by many FCC rules and the application has to be prepared to perfection after having done significant homework. The complexity is very high and leads to delays in approvals after ensuring its completeness, accuracy, and committing to the frequencies assigned to provide a minimum of interference. iWire365 removes the complexity and facilitates every aspect of FCC & FAA coordination.

iWire365 addresses complex spectrum related matters with its technical and business resources to do in-depth analysis, make solid recommendations, provide useful tools and create breakthrough solutions.

iWire365 is competent in meeting project’s budget and timeline for its clients including the most established and well-respected companies in the U.S. We also provide advice on emerging wireless technologies and provide future-proof solutions.

Frequency Coordination & Application Preparation

Frequency Coordination is the foundation for any private radio system. Instead of struggling with planning, paperwork, and red-tape; you can rely on iWire365 Spectrum Services for superior quality and results.

It takes time, experience and knowledge to prepare the required FCC and other forms properly. Our Spectrum Services handle all the details from start of filing and unmatched expertise in electronic filing via the Universal Licensing System (ULS). We can provide frequency coordination in the VHF, UHF, 800 & 900 MHz two-way bands, and any last mile and microwave frequencies.
Spectrum Strategies

iWire365 experts can advise your organization on the most efficient spectrum and system requirements for your voice or data project. Rely on us for the licensing and frequency selection recommendations to ensure your successful deployment. iWire365 has the experience and contacts to guide you through the policy and regulatory environment involving spectrum resources.

iWire365‘s Detailed System Design services helps clients create a “to-be design” blueprint that serves as the foundation for creating a Request for Proposal.

iWire365‘s RFP creation services provides a comprehensive specification for the acquisition, installation, acceptance tests and maintenance of the recommended system. This RFP is sent to qualified technology hardware vendors for determining products, which satisfies the clients system design for the network to be built.

iWire365 manages the entire RFP creation and vendor selection process through a process of distributing RFP’s to qualified vendors whose services match the need of the project. Vendors are interviewed by both iWire365 and client, proposal are reviewed and evaluated using a Proposal Rating Matrix to ensure the best vendor is selected for the project.

Writing a good request for proposal (RFP) and managing a well thought out process to select the right partner for your company can mean difference between a great success and a total disaster.

Writing a clear and sufficient RFP will allow vendors to competently gain a good understanding of your needs and give you a higher quality response (and greater accuracy on items affecting scope and budget). A properly planned approach will also help to significantly ease the overall vendor selection process and greatly improve your chance for the best possible outcome.

Vendor Selection Steps :

  • Making a management committee & documenting the decision criteria
  • Finalizing schedule of activities and events
  • Finalization of an RFP Document
  • Create Initial Target List of Vendors
  • Creating The RFP Schedule
  • Initial RFP Announcement and distribution
  • Submission cutoff dates
  • 1st Round Proposal Assessment
  • Sort meticulously and narrow down to finalists
  • Vendor finalists review

The success of any fixed wireless backhaul implementation starts with performing proper wireless path calculation profiles and creating the correct design.

Wireless path calculations should be performed for all forms of fixed wireless backhaul, whether telemetry UHF/VHF radio backhaul, unlicensed wireless Ethernet bridges, licensed microwave links, or millimeter wave 60GHz / 80GHz gigabit wireless (point to point wireless, point to multipoint wireless, or wireless mesh).

Microwave path analysis calculations provide factual data used in designing a true and precise path. Designing a proper fixed wireless Ethernet bridge must include the determination of proper wireless equipment, antennas, and cabling to be used, along with the proper system settings, power settings, frequencies, antenna and tower heights, and polarizations used based on the path calculations.

A microwave path analysis provides not only the proper design criteria, but also provides expected performance of a wireless backhaul system.

iWire365 performs wireless backhaul path calculations that take into effect the study of topographic map terrain, field verification of path end points, distance between end points, weather, and obstructions. Our link-budget formulations dictate the system parameters expected performance.

The first phase of implementing a proper and successful wireless installation starts with performing a wireless spectrum analysis, a detailed wireless site survey, and calculating the path profile.

With the data collected and calculated from the wireless site survey, spectrum analysis, and wireless path engineering a properly engineered and designed network can be achieved. During this phase of implementation the appropriate wireless backhaul hardware components are chosen and the network is engineered to meet the standards of reliability, bandwidth, and performance needed. This is also where the wireless design dictates how the wireless backhaul network should be installed and performs once implemented.

Wireless backhaul networks that will perform up to the manufactures’ standards throughout the years must be engineered and designed according to the manufactures’ recommendations and system requirements. Too often this step is missed and not performed. Implementing a point to point wireless, point to multipoint wireless system, or wireless mesh network is not as simple of pointing antennas at each other. 90% of all customer support calls that the major manufactures receive during a wireless installation are not the result of faulty hardware issues, but from improperly engineered, designed, and installed systems.

iWire365 believes that the success of any wireless backhaul deployment comes from the planning stages (to include: the steps of performing proper spectrum analysis, site surveys, path calculations, engineering, and network design).

Our Wireless Network Design may include the following :

  • Make recommendations for a proper fixed wireless backhaul network.
  • Make recommendations for necessary wireless bridge equipment, mast/tower and appropriate hardware needed.
  • Establish wireless path calculations and link budgets.
  • Establish bandwidth & reliability criteria.
  • Provide wireless network and path design (point to point, point to multipoint, star topology, ring topology, etc).
  • Include network redundancy and fault tolerance.
  • Provide complete network documentation and Visio diagrams.
  • Provide detailed build of materials (BOM) list.

Wireless networking is increasingly being used by businesses as more and more IT managers, consultants and end users experience the benefits and conveniences of wireless networking technology.

The conveniences afforded by utilizing wireless networks has proven indispensable in certain environments where mobility is a key factor. Regardless of the environment, the success of any wireless network installation rests on proper setup of the wireless network, with wireless security and reliability being key.

iWire365 offer full turn-key wireless installation and ensure the success of your wireless LAN roll out.

 

With a detailed oriented project management skills, iWire365 can assist in the most complex network designs to ensure that the project is delivered on-time and on-budget and meets all of your organizations performance and security requirements.

iWire365 wireless installation services include

  • Timeline for BoM procurement, installation, and testing
  • Logistics about availability and shipping of equipment
  • Resource allocation at each site
  • Installation and configuration of your WLAN
  • Full documentation and labeling of installation for inventory and maintenance

Robust systems may encounter unexpected damage due to weather or other unforeseen occurrences, and surely interference, fading, and poorly designed or installed systems will create problems.

iWire365 troubleshoots, and repairs problematic microwave systems. We give recommendations, new designs, budgetary proposals, and corrective action details and are very flexible and cost effective. Our teams are responsive, experienced, methodical, thoughtful, and professional….even under extreme pressure. Our responsibility is to ensure your system is on air and will stay on air.

Wireless backhaul systems (telemetry UHF/VHF radio, unlicensed wireless backhaul, licensed microwave link, millimeter wave 60GHz and 80GHz gigabit wireless, etc.) should only be serviced and repaired by industry professionals that are factory trained. Wireless backhaul systems are proprietary and no two are the same. No two wireless installation projects are the same. Wireless backhaul systems can be fragile and can also be extremely dangerous to work on. Especially if there is any heights involved (e.g. roof tops and communication towers).

By law (OSHA) and to be insured to climb on a mast or communication tower an individual must be tower certified and properly insured. Never let a vendor who does not meet this criteria to work on you system. iWire365 has a 100% safety record (ask to see our safety manual).

The other major issue with wireless Ethernet bridge systems today is that many are IP based and should only be worked on by a technician that understands and is trained in IP networking. A simple task like updating firmware can damage your system if not done correctly.

iWire365 consistently earns the business of new clients because of its ability to effectively work on existing wireless backhaul systems. iWire365 works with many organizations performing annual preventative maintenance (“P&M”) work and keeping organizations up and running.

iWire365 provides a wide range of site, microwave, tower, and antenna maintenance and support services. We offer quality troubleshooting, preventative and corrective maintenance, and repair services that can be tailored to customer specific requirements. From routine monthly maintenance to on-call maintenance 24 hours a day, iWire365 can customize a package to suit your network’s needs.

iWire365 provides new wireless tower construction services as well as wireless tower site support and maintenance services.

iWire365 handles every aspect of the construction of building new wireless towers from the initial soil testing and engineering, FCC & FAA coordination, civil works and tower assembly, and installation, alignment and configuration of wireless access points and microwave links.

iWire365 handles all private, commercial, and government wireless construction projects to ensure that clients’ needs are fulfilled at every stage of tower development.

  • Construction and Installation
  • Material Procurement, Management and Deployment
  • Site Acquisition and Permitting
  • Overhead and Underground Cell Tower Construction
  • OSP / ISP Fiber
  • Node Facilities
  • Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS)
  • Hub-Site Locations
  • Design and Engineering
  • RF Engineering
  • Material Procurement, Management and Deployment
  • Municipality, Utility, Franchise Negotiations & Interface
  • Zoning and Permitting Approvals
  • Project Completion Documents & Certification
  • Ongoing Maintenance
  • Storm Remediation
  • On-Call Maintenance Support and Services