Government & NGOs 2017-10-19T14:36:32+00:00

TELECOMS CONSULTING OF SUBMARINE/TERRESTRIAL CABLE AND WIRELESS SYSTEMS FOR REMOTE SITES

WFN Strategies provides telecoms engineering for a number of domestic and international governmental customers. Our governmental clients and other public service organizations worldwide achieve high performance communications in the face of complex challenges, providing a broad range of telecom consulting, technology, system integration, and business services. Our work has significant reach, enhancing the national security, economic well being, and health and safety of citizens around the world. We have provided telecoms support worldwide for government and NGO projects in Antarctica, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and the USA.

Submarine Cable

WFN Strategies designs, engineers and implements submarine optical cable systems for governmental clients, which have utilized repeatered and unrepeatered technologies, and have been transoceanic, regional, or festoon in scope. We have been involved with all aspects of implementing telecommunications systems and ICT (information and communications technologies) – from feasibility studies through capital budgeting to engineering, purchasing, and installation to commissioning & testing. Our staff has decades of experience in all aspects of worldwide telecoms projects, including the first trans-oceanic fiber systems in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as the projects for US Department of Defense and Homeland Security, and NATO.

Terrestrial Cable

WFN Strategies designs, engineers and implements terrestrial optical cable systems for governmental clients. These cable systems link critical infrastructure for remote application. Our staff designed and implemented some of the first long-haul terrestrial fiber systems in the 1980s, as well as was critical in support to recent governmental systems in Antarctica, including a proposed terrestrial cable link from McMurdo Station to South Pole Station.

Wireless

WFN Strategies designs, engineers and implements microwave, broadband wireless, land mobile, trunked radio and WiMAX systems for governmental clients. These systems include point-to-point links for remote terrestrial facilities. Our staff designed and implemented long-haul analog microwave radio systems in the 1980s with projects in the Middle East, and worked on the first digital microwave systems for the Bell Operating Companies in North America. Our experience also encompasses planning and implementation of land mobile and trunked radio. Since 2008 we supported and managed the engineering of broadband wireless systems in Antarctica, including a proposed microwave link from McMurdo Station to South Pole Station.

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.

SELECTED GOVERNMENT & NGO PROJECTS

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GCN

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Global Caribbean Network (GCN) submarine cable system in the Eastern Caribbean is a 2,885 km unrepeatered submarine cable system that connects Guadeloupe, St. Kitts & Nevis, Barbados, Dominica, Antigua, St Martin, Virgin Islands, St. Vincent, Martinique, Trinidad, St Lucia, and Grenada with an RFS of 2007.

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OOI

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Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) is a networked infrastructure of submarine cabled sensor systems to measure the physical, chemical, geological and biological variables in the ocean and seafloor in multiple geographical locations.