Monitoring Tower sites from a centralized location (Network Operating Centre – NOC) is becoming increasingly difficult with expanding networks, tower consolidation, increasing OPEX, significant environmental threats and recent operator mergers. Poor maintenance of assets, foot falls and non-visibility on energy consumption of active and passive devices only add to the complexity. EBITDA are getting leaner, unpredictable grid power availability, stiff competition with latest technology from operators and SLAs are tightened. An end-to-end cell site remote monitoring solution is required on an IoT platform could be the delighted answer for the customers and maintenance worries.
I identified a unique opportunity to leverage their extensive Process Automation and Telecom Tower Co’s knowledge with connected applications to create and deliver a transformational suite of Internet of Things based tower site remote operations management and services. These services would be delivered as easy-to-use, smart, network connected, operational excellence, energy savings that would provide Telecom Tower Co’s customers with the ability to have a real-time big picture of the large and varying data points necessary for them to create optimal network cost and bringing energy efficiency on challenging environment.
As with any business, the goal of tower infrastructure service provider is to drive their vision, values and profitability. To do so in tower co’s requires three key variables: Network Uptime, Energy Cost, and Process Automation, and having a real-time and holistic big picture for optimizing each variable for maximizing profitability. With the recent merger and acquisitions, consolidation, policies, competition with technology advent of telecom tower co’s face severe challenges on a daily basis that in turn creates numerous environmental conditions and potential outcomes that must be carefully understood and constantly challenged.
With deployment of energy measurement sensors / transducers had already begun to play a significant role as a tool utilized by tower co’s to measure the Temperature / BTS power / DG Fuel consumption independently to reduce the disputes from the operators in their routine operations daily / monthly. Today, sensors continue to become more reliable and create the ability to capture large data sets of real time information at increasing levels of granularity.
I understood that despite improvements in sensor technology, there were still major barriers to greater telecom use of the technology, specifically with the challenge of sensor interoperability. Data from one sensor platform is often incompatible with data from other field resources, and there was no real way to integrate them and extract valuable “correlated and actionable” real time information.
Further, these systems now typically generate for more aggregate and real-time data than businesses can or should handle. The combined challenge of analyzing these incompatible and now large, growing, and disparate data sets, as well as fundamental inability to correlate the data and create actionable events, had created tower co’s technology environment that missed to maximize potential smart, connected values.
Hence, "IoT - End to End Solutions for Telecom Tower" would be best solution to bring operational excellence.
Hence, need support to take up this initiative