WFN Strategies accomplishes for government and NGO clients Due Diligence and System Valuation of submarine cable systems, performing all activities necessary through our Subject Matter Experts to evaluate the subject system and provide our client with the confidence to move ahead with the project. We can determine the fair market value of the tangible assets of a system, using information previously provided by the client plus additional information gleaned from the market compared with our proprietary Submarine System Cost Estimating Tool.
WFN Strategies performs for governmental clients design and engineering of fiber cable routes and microwave communication paths. Decades of experience in telecommunications, hydrographic survey, mapping, and software development are combined to automate the engineering and budgetary analysis process. A unique feature of the microwave path analysis software is its ability to work worldwide, including the North and South poles, a feature not found in any other commercially-available software. Cable analysis can be performed worldwide, generating 3-D cable lengths and profiles using high-resolution bathymetry/topography.
We possess the capability to deliver any type of GIS product worldwide. Detailed spatial datasets and associated metadata are gathered, quality controlled, and merged in to spatially-enabled SQL databases that can be used as-is or exported to industry standard formats. Satellite and seabed imagery, along with other specialized raster datasets can be analyzed to include vector feature extraction, raster object detection and thematic texture analysis. We utilize in-house spatial databases and automated mapping software to produce specialized GIS products like alignment charts, 3-D animations/fly-through, and interactive web maps.
WFN Strategies engineers for governmental clients an integrated system solution for projects of local, regional, and international scope. We prepare detailed engineering designs to transform theoretical telecom system architectures and concepts into real-world solutions.
Our engineers review the technology options for a planned infrastructure, identify key factors driving the selection of the technology and recommend the technology to be used. Other technology related decisions are then made, including the fiber count to be included in a prospective cable, the initial and ultimate bandwidth requirements, potential expansion to other assets over the life of the system, and the location and function of network managers.
WFN Strategies develops for our governmental customers telecoms procurement strategies and provides acquisition support. We create the necessary procurement documents and manage the purchasing process from release of the call for bids, through tender evaluation and negotiation of Best and Final Offers, to final contract award.
We provide the system and other infrastructure with a detailed Bill of Materials with budgetary pricing called a Provisioning or Pricing Schedule. We can then negotiate a positive outcome.
WFN Strategies provides governmental owner’s representative support during the development of final system engineering, and supervises marine and terrestrial surveys, civil works, wet and dry plant manufacturing, and marine and terrestrial installation.
We have developed tablet tools, video and superior digital reporting for in-field operations, as well as created enhanced web-based customer communications and Quality Control of representation efforts. We initiated the management and delivery of all representation reports into a single cohesive, integrated company capability, which can be updated, modified and reproduced as projects and governmental customers require.
WFN Strategies possesses a DCAA acceptable accounting system, and implements and supervises for governmental clients diverse projects worldwide, on time and within budget. We develop testing, commissioning and acceptance plans and procedures, and provide QA/QC and customer representation and schedule coordination of vendor activities.
We review all aspects of a project and determine whether adequate measures are in place to ensure that the overall project objectives can be met. Such activities involve either the performance of source inspection or source surveillance, or the performance of quality duties with a certain standard of care. We also supervise marine and terrestrial surveys, civil works, wet and dry plant manufacturing, marine and terrestrial installation, and testing and commissioning for system acceptance.
WFN Strategies analyses governmental customer network requirements and develops Construction & Maintenance Agreements for system consortia. We develop the standards and specifications for system maintenance, as well as solicit, adjudicate and negotiate maintenance coverage for our customers’ systems.
We develop the requirements for maintenance operations, including routine maintenance, crossing agreement management, troubleshooting/fault isolation and location, repair dispatch and monitoring, fault resolution, and records updates. We develop preventative maintenance practices both locally and internationally, which raise awareness and minimize risk to of our governmental customers’ systems.