Vendor Management for telecom project managers

The difference between a good and a bad vendor can significantly increase the time it takes to complete a project. Managing third-party vendors is a big part of what keeps the telecommunications industry moving forward. Whether you work for a carrier or service provider, you’re most likely working with external vendors. Managing these vendors can seem like a job in itself with many aspects to consider. Some businesses approach vendor management as simply finding the external team or contractor with the cheapest price for a product or service, but it …

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Increase market share and gain new business by embracing change in the era of network densification

There has been a shift in the telecom industry. Everyone is talking about the race to 5G, but are we taking it’s effect seriously? Billions of dollars are being invested in mobile network infrastructure to keep up with capacity and speed demands. These investments include fiber installation, traditional tower builds, and small cell deployment. Network densification is creating an increasingly complex and competitive environment. Now more than ever, delivering infrastructure projects requires a more modern and efficient approach. Are you adequately prepared for the new competition coming to the market? …

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Challenges of verifying fiber nodes in the field

In order to be successful, a worker would need to verify a high volume of nodes and maintain accuracy when doing so. Any misstep could decrease or eliminate profit for the service provider. Sitetracker customers have solved this problem, saving upwards of 6 hours per project manager per week, by simply embracing new technology that aligns with their goals.

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Reaching ROI: speed to revenue

This is part three of a series about calculating ROI for investing in innovative software For firms performing contract work, staying on top of billable milestones is critical to keeping operating costs low and ensuring the business is healthy. Any delay between completing a billable milestone and invoicing is effectively an extension to the company’s accounts receivable aging. Reducing delays and increasing speed to revenue can have a significant effect on cash flows, particularly as you take on new business with new clients. Although the time between job completion and …

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Goodbye spreadsheets, hello operational excellence

Say goodbye to spreadsheets. You deserve better. Being dependent on spreadsheets for project management is leading to avoidable inefficiencies. You can only track so much in spreadsheets, so if you want a clear view of project progress, you need more than a static spreadsheet. Why you can’t manage fiber projects in spreadsheets Consumers on their smartphones, tablets, and other connected devices want high speeds and low latency from their wireless network. The world is seeing a greater demand for throughput and connectivity. To meet this demand, carriers and service providers …

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AGL Summit Top Takeaway: Overcome the challenges of tower colocation in the race to 5G

Brett Cupta, Vice President of Customer Success at Sitetracker, participated on a panel on the technical challenges of tower colocation last week at the SoCal AGL Local Summit. It’s a topic of great importance as the telecom industry races to 5G in this era of network densification. The demand for greater coverage and throughput is aided by advances in wireless technology. As technology progresses, the processes of operating cell towers change. Whether amending a current tenant’s rental status or adding a new carrier, tower service providers have to accommodate and …

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