Nova Incepta bags repair and sustain order from Thailand telecom operator

Nova Incepta, an international telecommunications
engineering consultancy group, announced that it received a Repair and Sustain
contract from one of Thailand’s key telecoms operators to stretch its resources
and maximize its legacy investment.

Thailand is a new market for Nova Incepta in a region
that is growing in importance for the company.

Many AsiaPac countries are seen as emerging markets,”
said Mitch Reynolds, general manager, Independent Technology Assistance
Division at Nova Incepta.

They may be investing in the future in mobile networks
and broadband, but their transmission networks are aging just as they are in
other continents. Operators need to make the best use of existing assets even
when they are building for the future and that is exactly what our Repair
service is designed to do,” Reynolds added.

The Thai telecoms company’s network is largely built
around transmission equipment that was manufactured in the UK and Italy and has
now reached end of life. The network still functions well and reliably, but
occasional repairs are needed.


Nova Incepta was awarded the order to manage and carry
out the repairs, advising on design elements and arranging shipment of the
equipment to a specialist repair house in the UK and returning the repaired
components to the customer in Thailand.

Nova Incepta has an extensive team consisting of many of
the world’s leading experts in telecoms and telephony, engineers who have often
been involved in the concept and design of previous generations of voice and
data transmission.

The company has a comprehensive global reach and the
expertise to help in difficult cases, where equipment may need to be repaired
in order to extend the working life of the existing network, maintain service
levels and optimize costs.

Whilst the telecoms industry focuses on new and next
generation technologies such as FTTx, G-PON and LTE, legacy networks are still
the backbone of much of our telecommunications.

Managing these networks and extending their life can be
extremely cost-effective and frees up resources and funding for investment in
next generation networks as they become necessary.

Nova Incepta also supports customers by providing
consultancy services for their legacy networks. Repair is only one activity in
maintaining and extending the life of the network, customers also require
assistance and refreshers to operate the product and advice on the best course
of action. Fixing the hardware is no good, if software or operating procedure
issues will curtail life.

General Manager Mitch Reynolds heads up the Independent
Technology Assistance division for Nova Incepta. He brings over 20 years of
experience in the telecommunications industry, and his background in developing
the multi-vendor service business and securing the first contract for Ericsson
in the UK made him the ideal choice to develop Nova Incepta’s latest growth

The Thailand contract is part of Nova Incepta’s growing
business in the AsiaPac region, which includes repair and consultancy contracts
in Australia, New Zealand, China and Hong Kong.

In Australia, Nova Incepta created a 30-day repair
programme for Harris Lucent microwave radio equipment for the 3GIS network, a
joint venture operated by Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) and Telstra (for
its 3G 2100 mobile customers).

This has enabled 3GIS to extend the life of the Harris
radio equipment and save substantial costs whilst planning investment in new
transmission equipment.

Nova Incepta has also had significant success in
servicing the networks of large enterprises in the region. In Hong Kong, for
example, the company has repaired Marconi SDH and Nokia Synfonet equipment for
a number of companies, including major utilities and transport operators,
through a locally based systems integrator.


The whole industry is going through immense change, and
through our specialized base of skills, we are making a major contribution to
the economics of the operator community by keeping their traditional platforms
running alongside the new technologies,” said Richard Kendall, Nova Incepta’s
managing director, Europe.

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