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Procedures on Removing Telecom Equipment

There comes a time when all good things must come to an end.  In the telecom industry, removing those obsolete switches, data centers, and transmission networks can be harder to dispose of than it is lead to believe.  Especially if you factor in the correct method of procedure; using the green initiatives.  Working with companies that are R2 and ISO certified is highly recommended.

More and more companies that are recycling telecom equipment receive credits for properly disposing there surplus and idle assets.  Government and state agencies can give green credits to help the lowering of taxes, low interest loans etc.

Outsourcing your DE installation to qualified vendors will most likely not only save you money and time; it will correlate within the proper way to recycle equipment through the green procedure.

If you have equipment that is powered down and sitting on site.  Here are some overviews that  a company Removing your obsolete gear should include:  Overall project management, facilities engineering (SOW/MOPS), data, premise cabling and facility infrastructure (power & HVAC).

Recently I have had a lot of success working with companies in helping them identifying upcoming de-installation projects and tailoring an approach that best fits their needs.  You know not every company is built the same way with infrastructure.  Assessing and analyzing customer’s specific needs through a series of options that best fits customer needs for removal of assets and still generating the highest return on their investment.

What to look for:

Equipment Removals (removal of antiquated technology):

• Complete central office switches

• Multiple site transport networks

• Data centers

• Wireless networks

• Complete power plants (AC & DC)

• HVACs & fire suppression gear (if necessary)

Cable Mining (removal of unwanted cable within central offices):

• Professionally and safely remove unnecessary cables

• Assist with resale of scrap cable as well as any obsolete assets

• Recapture the space for future use

Investment Recovery Services:

• Resale of network elements, scrap, HVACs, battery strands and power plants (including removal & rigging for no longer needed generators)

• Generate sales proceeds to pay for the removal costs

• Remove and redeploy valuable equipment required for internal purposes

• Competitive and in some cases zero cost bids (never any upfront costs)

No Longer Majority Owner, Sprint Reclaims Clearwire Voting Shares

I thought this was an interesting article:

Following Clearwire’s balance sheet moves over the winter, Sprint’s ownership stake in the company has fallen below the 50% threshold. The company says, therefore, it is reclaiming its full voting rights since it is no longer at risk of having a Clearwire default trigger on its own debt.

Since Sprint and Clearwire’s plans are mostly aligned right now, Sprint’s move today probably doesn’t foretell any dramatic shifts.  Clearwire is now laying the groundwork for its transition from WiMAX to LTE technology, which will start coming online next year. When it comes online, it will help power the overall Sprint LTE effort under a long term agreement. Clearwire is still sitting on a gold mine of spectrum — you know, that stuff we have an ongoing ‘crisis’ about.

With LightSquared out of the picture and Clearwire’s activities currently in the background, it is looking like our real chance for news that doesn’t involve AT&T and Verizon jousting with the FCC over more spectrum is T-Mobile USA. It’s still not clear just how the US arm of the German giant is going to go about its own transformation.

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