MOBILITY IN FIELD OPERATIONS AND AUTOMATED REPORT GENERATION FACILITATING SITE COMPLIANCE WITHIN A SHORT SPAN OF TIME – WITH SiteFORGE.
The process of planning or acquisition cannot be initiated until the time the business makes sure that it is compliant with regulatory agencies. Site Compliance is an essential aspect as it assures that the business actions being conducted are within the legal parameters and regulatory procedures. To remain competitive, businesses need to track EME compliance, data management and mobility aspect while deploying site infrastructure.
- Enterprises manually coordinate across disparate systems, servers, and networks, which are error prone
- Processes are functional based; organizational goals are not met, insufficient communications, and organizational resistance
- Lack of compliance risk management and proactive real-time monitoring
Site Engineer identifies all sites and broad locations within planning area to determine the accessibility of the suitable sites. Technical survey is conducted to evaluate site feasibility. The survey result determines sites and a unique Site ID is allocated to each site.
The Network Planning Manager prepares a Site Proposal by drawing consolidated framework over the map. Thereafter, the Network Planning Manager sends a site approval request to the government authorities to get their approval on site installation. Upon receiving the approval, site registration request is made to acquire the site.
A Field Engineer conducts an investigation for site installation. All supporting documents are uploaded. Based on that, a radio frequency survey is conducted on the site to check network adaptability. The Planning Manager forecast the materials needed to install a network infrastructure uploads Bill of Material. After identification of all assets, all related projects and tasks are assigned to the dedicated workgroup.
The materials consumption details are managed in the Inventory System by the OSP Vendor. The Field Engineer checks for backhaul connectivity if required.
The Field Engineer performs the installation of necessary equipments.
Use Case Diagram
When the site is fully installed, then the Field Engineer performs site analysis to determine the proper safety measure has been followed during the site installation process.
SiteForge offers site compliance services which are engineered to ensure the safety of the site and the people, assuring your site to comply with the relevant codes of practice and legislation. This includes electromagnetic emission measurement, a formal inspection of the installed devices and network, and calculation of technical parameter readings.
Regulatory Compliance is done to make sure that the site is compliant; the first step that SiteForge implements is by collecting antenna information comprising of the data of the antenna with bandwidth, height, aperture, and azimuth. Power density is further calculated and the antenna center line is captured. This makes it certain that the methodology to be performed is carried out accurately and with precision. There are three methodologies which are broadly performed in Site Compliance.
Calculation Method is such wherein a Field Engineer visits the site and captures the parameters to ensure that the site is compliant and if the captured parameters exceed the limit of the government standards, azimuth and other parameters are adjusted to make the parameters compliant.
Broadband Method is such wherein a Field Engineer visits the site and comprises of a NARDA kit which is applied to capture the readings on the site. The NARDA kit measures the instruments with respect to the electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields owning patents for measuring the sites and fields as well. SiteForge ensures compliance with the help of NARDA kit and if the readings captured exceed the limit, the instruments are modified to come in line with the government regulations.
Narrow Band is such wherein parameters are captured by embedding it as zero level set of a higher dimensional function. If the parameters are beyond the set limitations, it is basically because of other operators.
Field Engineer implement formal inspections of the installed equipment’s, network performance testing, upload and download speed, SNR, and RSSI. An active walk test is performed to check network performance like mobility, accessibility, and availability. Field Engineer conducts test to identify network load and congestion.
Analytics and Reporting – A report is generated with the current status of the equipment’s. The report is generated so as to extract meaningful insights that can further be used to better understand and enhance the site performance. Reporting interprets the raw data readings captured into significant information. An analysis on the same deciphers the data and information into insights.
Enterprises build their site around functional operations, which typically follow business requirements. Regulatory compliance is an essential aspect which is however ignored by the business that results in functional gaps and operational issues. The use case showcases the effectiveness of Site Compliance with SiteForge so as to comply with regulatory requirement. It is performed once the site has been installed and the regulatory aspects are taken into consideration.
SITEFORGE ENSURES SITE COMPLIANCE:
This use case showcases how SiteForge ensures Site Compliance within a short duration of time with effective methodologies. Once the Site installation is completed, then the Field engineer implement one out of the three methodologies to capture the parameters on-site making it certain that the outcome would result in a compliant site with respect to the government standards.
In the calculation method, Field engineer visits the site to capture various parameters of cells like height, distance, azimuth, EIRP, and ERP and calibrate them with respect to making a site compliant. The broadband method comprises of the application of NARDA kit that run backend procedures to capture the cell readings. Any modification can be made to the cell azimuth if the reading exceeds the given range according to the government regulation. And in narrowband method, there are instances wherein parameters can be affected due to the availability of other operators; Narrowband method is implemented in such a scenario to test the electromagnetic radiations. If the readings are beyond the government standards, it is because of other operators and modifications can be made by implementing this method and talking to other operators.
Test points are captured at the corners, spots and adjacent buildings subsequent to which reports are generated of individual as well as other operator’s calculations. This ensures that SiteForge addresses to the government regulations keeping all the essential aspects in mind.
Site Compliance is an essential need for various businesses and industries in different areas. Safety and Regulatory compliance tracking have taken an entirely new light. With SiteForge, the site can be compliant, faultless and apt techniques are implemented to ensure Regulatory compliance within short span of time assessing parameters, test points and readings.