Network Engineering Services :
Aster provides complete range of Network planning and designing
services, including capacity planning and dimensioning for the
Switch, Access Networks and Transmission Networks.
Aster Engineers are specialized and experts at
Core Network services for
RF Planning and design services using state of-the-art design tools
such as PLANET, Asset, TEMS Cell Planner, Odyssey, CellCAD,
CellDesign, Pathloss, Wizard, and also developed required software
tools, to ensure that design criteria and performance specifications
meet the objectives of the Customer.
- Numbering plan
- Traffic and interconnectivity routing plan
- Signaling network plan
- Synchronisation plan
- Expansion plan
- Logical and physical node dimensioning
- PS and CS network plan
- Network security plan
- Redundancy and QoS plan
Transmission/ Access Network Planning and Design services for
?Site Surveys and site selection
?Microwave interference analysis and frequency planning
?Determining Antenna positions and Orientation
?Line Of Sight (LOS) Surveys.
?Path Loss Calculations, Path Profile etc.
?Specifications about Transmit and Receive parameters.
?Deploying; ATM network, upgraded radios, nodes etc.
?Redundancy (link, network, equipment) plan and testing.
?Traffic prioritizing plan
Site Design and Outside Plant works
Site auctions and zoning: Aster can take the responsibility
negotiation and execution of lease agreements for cell sites,
including Site Zoning, finding suitable site candidates, preparing
necessary preliminary and final site documentation, Initial Site
surveys, liaison with other site development disciplines,
negotiating the terms of the standard lease or option agreement with
property owner and CAD engineering.
Telecom Site Construction and Outside plant works.
?Electrical, Alarm and RF cables install
?Grounding System Installation
?Installation of Captive power generating System
?Civil Construction (underground, foundations, site work, fence,
?Equipment Shelter Installation
?Air Conditioning System Installation
?Structural components, tower, sectors, welding work on water
?Cable Tray Installation
Site Documentation for Switch, Central Office and BTS site and also
?Site Report and design drawings
?Site Layout drawings
?Site inventory scanning and database creation using various tools
such as Granite.
In Site Audits we offer verification of installation practices
grounding systems, feeder cables, cable trays, cable ducts etc.,
confirm to standards and customer acceptation.
RF audits including:
?Checking all antennas at each location
?Checking all cables and connections for weathering and tightness
?Checking azimuth, center line, down tilt (electrical and
mechanical) Antenna Centerline and coordinates.
?Verifying that the RF implementation matches the RF Design Sheet.
?Modifying RF Data sheets with correct coordinates and antenna
?Readjusting down tilts if incorrect.
Installation & Powering of BSS & other equipment.
The activities of installation of relevant equipment at BSS (BSC/BTS)
sites, like BSC & BTS, Microwave Radios, Antennas, are Implemented
as per the specifications & approved diagrams. The various
activities under this are as follows:
?Receiving equipment and unpacking site.
?Moving equipment on to site floor
?Installation of BTS equipment ?Indoor as per Installation
?Installation of BTS equipment ?Outdoor as per Installation
?Feeders Jumpers connectorisation as per standards
?Clamping and earthling fixing etc. as per standards
?Cellular & Microwaves antenna installation as per installation
?Complete installation of Microwave equipment on both sides of the
hop, leading to commissioning of one hop of microwave link
Commissioning, Integration and Testing
ASTER will undertake the various test plans specific to the Network,
before integrating the various elements into Network. These tests
can be classified as
?System Acceptance Test
?Coverage Test (Drive Test)
?Interfaces & Protocol checks.
?System Configuration & Translations etc.
As part of the Integration Process, the following sequence of
tests/operations will be performed.
?Data link & Reverse Data link test
?Booting the cell site
?Software verification and NVM Updates
?Traffic channel test
?RF TX Power calibration
The integration Testing Services team will carryout internal,
external alarm tests, restoring Out of service (OOS) equipment, cell
initialization, diagnostic tests, overhead migration tests, CRTU
functional tests, GSM basic call tests, switching equipment/module
tests, software feature verification tests for to ensure the
performance of the system. In addition, tests regarding hardware and
software configurations, network characteristics, feature usage,
trunking, numbering, dialing, routing, signaling, billing and
roaming will be carried out
Aster has provided theses exclusive services to a number of
customers worldwide for various Networks.
?New Sites & Expansion (Radio/2nd Cabinet)/Channel Add/Removal GSM
BTS's Data Translations for TDMA & GSM technologies.
?Rehome cell sites GSM & TDMA.
?Preparation, loading & call testing GSM BTS'
?Re-allocation of E911 Timeslot GSM & TDMA systems.
?Preparation & loading of GSM BTS Edge DT's BSC Switches.
?Loading SMPC's Traffic data translations into the BSC Switches.
?General Traffic Assistance, General Data Translation support.
Aster can perform and has expertise on various optimization test
scenarios in any GSM, CDMA, TDMA and UMTS networks, like
?Continuous Wave (CW) Drive Testing/ Key Channel Drive Testing
?Shakedown Drive Testing
?Cluster Optimization Drive Testing
?Pre-In-service System Performance Baseline Drive Test
?Data Drive Testing
?Final Acceptance Drive Test:
Switch O&M Services
Asterís teams of engineers have been trained in Operations and
Maintenance functions of Telecom equipment of various leading
Telecom manufacturers in the following areas.
?Software and hardware up gradations to new releases.
?Consistency Checks and corrective maintenance
?Network Performance/Data Traffic Reports
?Installation, Integration and Administration of Value added
services like VMS, SMS, Auto roaming, etc.
?Setting up and administration of OMC SERVER and OMC Workstations
?Taking backups and log files for analyses and fault tracking.
Project Management Services
Our project management approach combines scheduling and planning,
resource allocation, quality and cost monitoring tasks, and
reporting to successful project implementation. Executive and
project managers work to ensure that we meet client expectations. We
have developed sustainable, transparent, and streamlined processes
to ensure timely and efficient completion of projects. Comprehensive
planning and budgeting along with cost monitoring methodologies
ensures that budgets are met. Our broad experience in project
management affords our clients and us the capability to optimize
project timelines, resources, and communications.
Asterís project management services include:
?Establishing project standards, guidelines, and schedules
?Human resource management
?Equipment purchase and installation tasks
?Schedule, milestone, and requirements tracking
?Project reporting and lead client interaction
?Push To Talk Prepaid Systems Wireline Transmission
?Detailed study of Customerís Network Requirements
?Modeling the network with different equipment
?Selection of the equipment solution offering the best value
?Physical location of the nodes and site resource details
?Details of allowable routes for optical fiber cables
?Span analysis, amplifier and regenerator requirements
?Traffic demands / parameters for a simple traffic model
?Scalability and Capacity Planning
?Network Layout and Detailed Network Map
?Network topology and Protection schemes
?Site-specific equipment configurations
?Signal flow diagrams for each site
?Network optimization and traffic growth.
Complete documentation of the Network Design will be provided as
Equipment Layout Diagram
Site Readiness Check
Installation Material List
Equipment Delivery Instructions
Supply of Installation Material
Digitised Maps For Proposed Routes
Trenching, ducting, backfilling
Aerial Installations (In Difficult Areas)
Inventory and Staging
Equipment Installation as per customer standards
Distribution Box Installation
Transmission Equipment Installation
Access Equipment Installation
Test & Turn up ?
Testing of Equipment and Link
Traffic Integration / Cut over
Complete documentation of Installation and Commissioning
Network Audit Report
Network / Site diagram
Peripheral Equipment Layout
Equipment Inventory Report
Excess Capacity Report
DSX, MDF, and FDF Validation
Hardware and Software Documentation
Leased Circuit Documentation Network Optimization Studies and
Redeployment and Implementation Plan