Telecoms Field Service

WHP’s field services team are able to handle all aspects of telecoms field service activities.

The scope of the field team’s capabilities is wide but includes:

  • Rack build
  • DC power installation
  • Wiring of trib cables and CAT5e installation / testing
  • Audits of ODF & DDF systems
  • Configuration of PDH and SDH muxes
  • Setting up base stations and microwave transmission links and fault finding

WHP’s experienced team can also perform throughout tests at layer 1 / 2 on fast Ethernet / Gig E links in accordance with RFC 2544 and BERT test on legacy PDH / SDH equipment.

WHP’s teams are equipped with multiple crimp tools, connectors, cables and consumables to enable them to cope with almost any eventuality on site – this minimises re-visits, keep costs down and minimises carbon footprint.

Hardware Logistics

With a large telecommunications network infrastructure project there is always the potential problem of hardware shortage or ‘out of box failure’. At WHP, we understand the costly nature of such occurrences and have developed a flexible process to minimise the possibility of such scenarios.

The organisation of staff, material and plant is all handled by a dedicated Project Manager and Co-ordinator to ensure smooth rollout of any network build.

Our central warehousing facility in Leeds can be used to receive and distribute hardware through the UK. Not only that, but bench testing and configuration can be carried out at the same facility.

Working with a handful of transport partners, WHP are able to ensure that the correct hardware arrives at the correct location at the correct time.

Project Co-ordinators micro manage the flow of hardware through WHP’s systems to ensure that shortages do not occur.

The organisation of staff, material and plant (cherry pickers, cranes, etc) is all handled by a dedicated Project Manager and Co-ordinator to ensure smooth rollout of any network build.

WHP can also take care of equipment screening, early life failures, minimum stock level management and any RMA processes which are required. Our engineers often carry one or two spare units in their vans – just in case they encounter an ‘out of box failure’.

Electrical Services

WHP can provide manpower to work on and certify both low voltage DC systems and 230 VAC single phase and three phase installations.

The use of certain approved contractors ensures consistent quality and safety throughout.

The use of certain approved contractors ensures consistent quality and safety throughout all areas of electrical work and ensures that work is carried out in accordance with IET 17th Edition regulations.

Lighting protection systems are crucial to the successful on-going operation of telecommunications systems and WHP ensure that all new LP meet or exceed current guidelines for protection.

Microwave Links

Despite the increasing availability of fibre optic systems for backhaul transmission, microwave radio still accounts for a huge proportion of backhaul transmission links and also as resilience to optical fibre connections.

WHP’s engineers have worked with microwave equipment from all major manufacturers.

WHP’s team can handle all aspects of microwave point to point work – from initial desktop calculations and line of sight work through to path budgets and Ofcom License applications and eventually to install, pan & commission on site.

WHP’s engineers have worked with microwave equipment from all major manufacturers including Siae, Ericsson, Nokia, Nera, Harris-Stratex & P-Com. Our teams have been involved with deployments from the Lower 6 GHz band (utilising waveguide) all the way up to the short range Gig E 80 GHz ‘E band’ and everything in between.

Our teams are capable of carrying out installation and commissioning of (1+1) and (2+0) systems, including those employing space diversity and cross polar interference cancellation.

Optimisation and Efficiency Audits

As mobile networks have matured and data through-puts have continued to increase, the requirement for mobile network optimisation is as great as ever.

WHP’s teams can work hand in hand with the network planners at MNOs to ensure that the optimum coverage.

WHP’s teams can work hand in hand with the network planners at MNOs to ensure that the optimum coverage and throughput is provided to users of those networks.

Whether this involves drives surveys for verifications purposes, electrical / mechanical antenna tilts on sector antennas or even the addition / removal of entire sites, WHP have the capabilities to help optimise mobile networks.

Decommissioning

WHP have been dealing with network deconstruction and reinstatements for over 10 years. Initially on forced site move / churn projects and more recently on operator planned consolidation pieces.

We seek to minimise the infrastructure that has to be physically removed thus reducing costs dramatically to our client.

WHP understand the risks and dependencies and have the staff and processes in place to engage with these works and provide a true value added service.

Asset recovery, network equipment resale and recycling services are offered too with disposal by a licenced operator being the last resort.

We seek to minimise the infrastructure that has to be physically removed thus reducing costs dramatically to our client.