Altairis Service Offerings

Altairis Technology Partners is a full service, independent technical advisory and management consulting firm, specializing in wireless telecommunications and critical infrastructure industries. Altairis is focused on providing consulting support for large-scale, telecommunication assessments, sourcing transactions and implementations as well as assisting clients with the management and optimization of existing systems. We combine extensive technical expertise, business acumen, operational experience, and sourcing transaction capabilities to provide efficient, high-impact and holistic service offerings to help regional government, commercial wireless and utility industry clients navigate the telecommunications landscape and make the appropriate technology and supplier choices.

Altairis focuses on providing professional, high-value, mission critical services that address complex network, technology and business challenges through the entire technology program lifecycle. Our primary service areas are as follows:

Technology Assessment & Strategy
Our initial directive for most projects entails working with clients to develop class-leading conceptual designs and end-state architectures along with pragmatic plans that achieve a graceful migration from the current state environment. Having been involved in some of the largest, most critical network deployments and system reconfiguration programs, the Altairis team understands the criticality of the planning process and realizes the probability of success for any project often depends on careful upfront planning. Specific services that we provide in this area include:
  • Development of desired end-state vision
  • Assessment of client functional, performance and business requirements
  • Technical review of existing network architectures and performance
  • Gap analysis of existing infrastructure
  • Development of conceptual designs, operating models and deployment strategies. For example:
    • Multi-site, trunked and conventional radio system design and specification
    • Microwave and fiber optic backhaul system design and specification
    • Radio propagation analysis
    • Commercial radio network design and optimization (RAN, Transport, and IP-Core)
    • Tower site development planning and facility design
    • Local and wide-area wireless data system designs
    • Communications dispatch centers planning and facilities design
  • Development of strategies from application, architecture, organizational and operational perspectives
  • Feasibility Studies and Needs Assessments
  • Development of Business cases and financial pro-formas
  • Provision of program management support through strategy execution
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Technology Sourcing/Acquisition/Negotiation
The Altairis team has extensive experience and can provide the expertise required to successfully manage any formal telecom sourcing (RFP, IFB, RFQ, etc.) process, whether it is for critical communication equipment and networks, or network deployment services. Specific tasks include:
  • Development of the sourcing strategy and procurement process
  • Development of purchase requirements, specifications and procurement documents
  • Development of statements of work, service level agreements and pricing schedules
  • Development of minimum response and detailed evaluation criteria
  • Identification of qualified vendors
  • Assistance with the sourcing process and vendor proposal evaluation
  • Assistance with developing negotiation strategies and tactics to support and/or lead negotiation teams
  • Review of key business terms, work-planning activities and operational requirements for contract completeness and risk mitigation
  • Assistance in establishing and executing vendor management programs
  • Preparation and delivery of presentation and communication material to client executives and board-level officials
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Technology Implementation
Altairis implementation services can include the development and execution of an implementation strategy, day-to-day program and project level oversight, migration planning, integrated workflow management, risk and issue management and mitigation, operational readiness validation, vendor oversight, release management and executive-level communications. Example implementation services include:
  • Implementation Planning and Project Management
  • Work plan development and project schedule management Assistance with regulatory requirements and submittals
  • Budget and Purchase Order management and optimization
  • Assistance with site acquisition, development and construction
  • Coordination between vendor and client
  • Contractor documentation review and compliance
  • Vendor invoice review and approval recommendation
  • Coordinating and conducting project meetings
  • Change order management
  • Equipment inventory and inspection
  • Facility construction supervision and acceptance
  • Equipment installation supervision and inspection
  • Radio subscriber fleetmapping, programming and installation supervision
  • Oversight of network and user equipment provisioning and optimization
  • Training coordination services
  • Assistance with system staging, functional testing and acceptance
  • Development and supervision of acceptance testing
  • Radio coverage testing methodology and supervision
  • System cutover development and supervision
  • Punch list management
  • Assistance with formal system acceptance and cost closure
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Systems Management/Provisioning
Having been involved in the development, implementation and management of numerous telecom networks, Altairis' staff stands ready to assist network operators with the ongoing management of their complex communication systems. Example services include:
  • Assisting with developing maintenance & optimization processes and procedures
  • Establishing monitoring, alarming and notification processes
  • Developing administrative, operational and network management policies
  • Assistance with emergency planning and disaster preparedness
  • Capacity and expansion planning
  • Full lifecycle support for feature upgrades (as required)
  • Evaluation of and deployment strategies for software refreshes
  • Preparation for, and management of, end-of-life and obsolete issues
  • Spares provisioning strategies
  • Support for "special projects"
  • Metric development
  • System "health checks"
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Altairis Services
Technology Program Lifecycle