Sep 13, 2016
You know the ins and outs of your business on an intimate level. But when it comes to your wireless technology, you may be left scratching your head. Telecom is a highly technical field — one that needs a skilled professional handling the installation and troubleshooting. This is where a project manager comes onto the scene.
This type of field engineer provides complete oversight and management of whatever project you’re attempting, from installing a new network to testing and maintaining an existing one. Professional project management takes the weight off your own shoulders as your manager handles your network needs, keeping you in the know and coordinating team efforts. You’ll receive the constant attention that’s necessary for bringing you online while being freed to keep your focus on the day-to-day operation of your business.
The Functions of a Project Manager
The project management role encompasses a range of responsibilities, so your project manager can provide you with support and expertise in every aspect of the process, from start to finish. Whether you need a system installed from the ground up or need to address a problem in your current system, a project manager will be able to give the necessary oversight to planning and implementing a solution.
The first step in a new system setup is the site survey, in which your project manager assesses your location and its IT infrastructure. The field engineer will create a network blueprint for your building’s interior, determine the ideal placement for access points or cell site deployments, estimate the hardware needs and cost of the job at hand, and assess the condition of fiber to the building (FTTB). This survey will be the launch point from which all other elements of the project will be planned.
Your project manager also handles the compilation of a component list so that setup isn’t delayed by missing hardware. If there’s already existing hardware that you would like to use in your system, this can be examined and incorporated at this point as well.
The field engineer will then oversee the actual installation, racking and stacking servers as per the initial network blueprint requirements. At this point, the cables will be run throughout the building, with careful attention paid to achieving the optimal performance from each cable.
Wireless access points (WAP) are determined from the initial network blueprint, and your project manager will install and configure your access points to ensure that they are both functioning smoothly and at the proper speed. This will allow you and your employees to access the internet from any point in your building without interruption.
WAN Circuit Activation
Once all connections are installed and configured, your project manager contacts your provider’s network operations center to activate the data connection. This gets your building online and ready to go.
The last step in the full network setup process is testing to ensure that every access point and piece of equipment is working reliably. Each component is tested, along with every internet-capable device, so that your project manager is leaving you with a perfectly functioning network.
Field Engineer technicians are professional, skilled individuals with a vast knowledge of the telecom industry. Our cloud-based system allows you to contact project managers who will bring their expertise to the table to take care of whatever issue you’re facing, from complete system installations to maintenance or troubleshooting. You can have an engineer in your location within a few hours, and you’ll only pay for services rendered — no overhead fees are involved.