Sprint PCS asked NACC to become one of the selected contractors counted upon to clear the frequency for Sprint PCS services being launched nationwide.Sprint was in need of a firm capable of deploying on a national basis for such activities as negotiation, path survey, site survey, the development of statements of work, turnkey design and implementation.Because of previous experience in projects requiring rapid and efficient build out, NACC was a natural choice.The project specifically required microwave relocation capabilities nationwide.
The Sprint Microwave Relocation Project was unique.It required professionals who could work with high level executives and corporate attorneys of organizations in both the private and public sectors for the purpose of relocation of mission critical licensed microwave systems.Initial discussion focused on the description of the program, and the FCC guidelines.This was followed by high level negotiation.In many cases, after initial negotiation, NACC directed a path and site survey.During the survey and analysis phase, NACC engineers and an NACC project coordinator would visit the Incumbent Communications Managers and Engineers on site in order to document the effort required for relocation.Documentation of the survey work was then provided to Sprint.If a turnkey effort was desired or required, NACC worked with Sprint to develop the high level and detailed design necessary for the resulting Statement of Work.
Every turnkey effort requires a unique skill set.NACC’s experience as an integrator became even more critical under these circumstances.NACC seamlessly managed all aspects of a turnkey, including but not limited to:
Detailed design for System and Sites Building Floor plans Impact of detailed design on the overall system Building & equipment/racks Towers selection, design and installationPower-wiring diagrams
Antenna selection design and installationInterconnection diagrams Waveguide & Bridge Installation and TestingInstallation of radio including Tower Foundation and ErectionGenerator System Building Shelters Channel Bank Equipment Path Alignment HVAC requirements Cut over Plan to move all circuits to new SystemMultiplex Equipment
Site Drawings Alarm Systems
Complete set of manufacturer tower drawingsElectrical/ Electronics work Waveguide entries and assignmentCivil Work, Road, Building etc.