MVDSS Project: Build-out and Engagement Model

HomeCBNL has a long history of delivering turnkey projects, predominantly for telcos operating large Enterprise and mobile networks across Africa. CBNL brings this expertise to the Go Long Wireless MVDDS project by taking on the responsibility of the prime contractor.

HomeCBNL uses Novation Inc. as its main subcontractor.
Novation was incorporated in 2012 and is a Veteran owned, profitable, wireless integration company that has done work for all the carriers, tower companies and several federal agencies.

Warriors4Wireless (W4W) is a non-profit organization formed to bridge the gap between the demand for trained and deployable communication infrastructure technicians, and the thousands of qualified service men and women eager to transfer the skills they’ve learned in the military. Novation and W4W have formed a partnership to provide the resources needed to deploy networks rapidly across the nation.

Novation and W4W also have a relationship with two of the largest Veteran’s Service Organizations (VSO) in the U.S. Through this partnership, Novation has been able to gain access to over 19,000 physical locations in the U.S. which can be used to deploy point to multi-point hubs of the kind to be implemented in the Go Long Wireless MVDDS Project.

It is the synergy between all these different organizations, each bringing their own skill and asset contribution, that will provide a unique engagement topology. This is depicted below.

CBNL shall also work in partnership with Afterimage GIS to produce all the necessary EPFD deliverables to ensure the deployed network meets the requirements of the substantial services audit process. CBNL & Novation Project Services offering to GLW include –

Project Planning Services:
• High Level Design Document and Network Planning
• Radio Plan
• Acceptance Test Plan
• Project Plan
• Logistics

Site Identification Services:
• Site Acquisition Assessments
• Desktop Site Survey
• Technical Site Survey
• Rooftop Access, Assessment and Acquisition Process
• Site Acquisition, Post Pre-Approval & Lease Assessment

Leasing & Site Acquisition Services:
• Site Walk and Landlord Consent
• Right of Entry Agreements
• Building Leases
• Site License Agreements with Building Owners
• Permitting Services

Hub & RT Implementation Services:
• Exhibit Drawings and As-Is Builds, Construction Documents
• Site Construction (Installation & Commissioning)
• Site Acceptance Testing

Integration Services:
• Implementation of hub remote management connectivity
• Implementation of remote network management solution
• Integration of the hub and remote network management solution
• Implementation of content media and dispersal method

Quality Assurance:
• Site audit visits and preparation of site inspection reports
• Escalation of issues to installation teams
• Management of snag lists
• Acceptance Test witnessing
• Post deployment network health and stability period check

Programme Management:
• Manage all tasks above included in Project Services
• Promote and enforce quality standards
• Escalation of issues
• Coordination of resolutions
• Arbitration
• Manage the acceptance process
• Management and production of EPFD deliverables
• Approver of Certificates of Completion

CBNL’s Support Services offering includes:
• VectaStar Training and Certification of WFW national deployment teams
• VectaStar Certified training to national network of engineers working on the MVDDS project.

Training to include:
• VST-ENG-ZFS
• VST-INS-ZFS
• VST-Network-Management
• VST Troubleshooting

VectaStar Technical Support:
• On-site
• Network monitoring (remote NOC)
• 3rd Line remote technical support

CBNL Additional Solutions:

In order to fully support the Go Long MVDDS build-out, certain other technical solutions need to be provisioned. These include –

• Provision of equipment for regional training rooms – this will allow the W4W engineering team supporting both the network build-out and ongoing operations to have enough lab equipment to deliver training and perform offline diagnostics.

• Hub site remote management kit – This is the equipment required to provide remote connectivity to all the deployed sectors in the network and the platform to monitor and manage the network remotely. The solution would consist of an internet connection, switch at the hub with a provisioned IPSec tunnel providing connectivity to a Nagios server presenting a management interface to the remote NOC. This solution will be specifically engineered by CBNL for this project.

• Hub site media kit – this is the equipment needed to ensure that fixed audio-visual media content can be broadcast from each hub to the RTs. This will take the form of a media player and mass storage device which will be connected to hub site via the switch provided as part of the remote management kit detailed above.

The hub management and media solutions are required to demonstrate that the network is fully operational with all sectors “lit up.” The scope of the work described in this section is to design and implement a solution suitable for demonstrating to any external party that the network is broadcasting across all markets.

The ongoing demonstration of the operational state of the network, required for any future audits would be provided under the ongoing management of the remote NOC which would fall under the scope of “Network Support Services – Go Long Wireless – MVDDS Project.”

GLW Site Walk Locations in DMAs (2018)