OTN Systems has accumulated vast experience in replacing legacy telecom networks of industrial customers. Best practices have been fine-tuned over the years as they are vital to turn a telecom upgrade project into a success. The competence OTN Systems has built up over time will save customers time, money and sleepless nights.
For each new project, OTN Systems assigns a certified project manager to continuously oversee the project, making sure there are no loose ends. This seasoned professional mitigates risks as he/she coordinates with all stakeholders driving for timely delivery of the project with the right quality and without budget overruns. He/she highlights and handles mismatches in planning, technical roadblocks or third parties not meeting expectations.
Depending on the size and complexity of the telecom network, as well as the level of involvement of the end user or experience of the local partner, OTN Systems can offer a different approach with respect to project realization services such as Network Design, Factory Acceptance Test and Documentation. If requested, OTN Systems can also provide on-site support during implementation, including integration and troubleshooting.
The optimal design of the network is a major contributor to the overall performance, the flexibility, the scalability and the cost effectiveness of the solution implemented. The network design deserves a lot of attention early on in the project. Late (fundamental) design changes need to be pre-empted as much as possible as they can cause significant delays and are likely to result in additional costs.
Documentation of project-related requirements and activities is essential in order to avoid the loss of valuable information, only known by a too limited set of people.
Testing and validating the design of the network prior to on-site installation is key to success. During a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) OTN Systems will build, stage and test the full network in the presence of all parties involved. This FAT is an important project milestone, reassuring the customer of the correct functionality of his mission critical network before delivery on-site. It will reduce the necessity for service engineers to go on-site in order to correct time-consuming problems.
OTN Systems has defined three different project service packs in order to provide maximum peace of mind before XTran solutions are shipped on-site.