UTS St. Maarten Chooses NAAP Solution as its Asset Lifecycle Management Program
October 26, 2011 07:58 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NAAP Solution™ is a complete Telecom Asset Management Portfolio which includes:
- 3D High Definition Cell-Site Survey, which allows a reduction of site visits of up to 40% as well as to take any measurement on the Tower and its antennas from the desktop and without a climb.
- NAAP Software – A multi-module Asset Tracking software that centralizes and manages all asset related information. Modules include: Asset Tracking, Lease and Finance, Maintenance, Project Management, Tower Load Analysis, Circuit Management System and Site-Revenue Estimator.
- Barcoding and RFID – NAAP Global performs in-field services to help operators label each asset and document it in NAAP Software.
Under the agreement, NAAP Global Solution, Ltd will perform 3D Site Surveys, in the Dutch and French sides of St. Maarten. Additionally it will take inventory and barcode every relevant asset in each cell site and will upload all gathered information in UTS’s NAAP Software.
“We feel extremely excited that UTS St. Maarten decided to implement NAAP Solution. By the time the project is completed the will go from ‘kind of knowing’ what they have in their network, to having the absolute ability to make the best managerial decisions based on reliable and accurate site and asset information. With expansions, and new technologies happening so fast, it is easy for operators to lose track of what they have. It is not a painless exercise and that’s why many wireless carriers, even if acknowledging that their operation is not as efficient as it could be due to lack of asset information, shy away from it. Our Goal is to help them make the process as easy and straightforward as possible,” said Leticia van Splunteren, Executive VP of NAAP.
“We had several key criteria for the company we selected to help us implement our Asset Management Project. We wanted comprehensive Software that would help us manage several aspects of the asset lifecycle. We were looking for a robust database that was also scalable and allowed us to pay-as-we-grow,” said Roy Richardson, COO, UTS’ Eastern Caribbean Division. “Equally important to us was that the chosen company was able to perform the in-field services that we needed in order to populate the software and have it ready for use. Most software companies sell you their solution and leave you with the problem of entering the data. NAAP Global is doing all that for us. Lastly, their 3D Site Survey technology will enable us to engineer, manage and support our sites remotely. The fact that we will be able to check antenna orientations, tilts, tower load factors, etc. on-the-fly and without visiting the site is unprecedented and will enable us to make decisions in real time.”
The UTS Group is one of the Caribbean’s premier, integrated and growing providers of proven telecommunication technology. It serves consumers, businesses, governments, and other institutions in the Caribbean area, South America, and Europe. UTS provides advanced, reliable and competitive telecommunication solutions and after-sales care for its customers, wherever and whomever they may be, for personal or professional use. Backed with over 90 years of experience, UTS is the market leader and trendsetter in its main markets in long distance and mobile telephony services. UTS offers Internet services, advanced data networks as well as transaction-based services such as collect-calling, lease lines, pre-paid cards and pre-paid mobile telephony.