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Brochure title – Communications We work in the following sectors Management consultancy Programme and project management Project development Heading – Clarity in communications Main text – Communications continues to underpin every aspect of our lives, whether it’s using satellite, fibre optic cables, mobile radio or computer technology to link into the global network and reach even the remotest points on the globe. At Mott MacDonald we’ve been involved in developing communications technology and its uses since its very early days when one of our founders invited Marconi to come to England to develop his ideas – then described as ‘a new system of telegraphy without wires’. For projects of any size or complexity – from small individual systems to major national or international networks – our services cover the whole development cycle from initial concept, feasibility study and planning to design, implementation and commissioning. As organisations increasingly turn to specialists within the private sector to help deliver and operate capital intensive facilities, our experience working with banks, developers, operators and contractors means you can be assured that both technical and commercial arrangements are integrated into a cohesive and successful project. Our work with Telcos and private companies around the world encompasses every facet from developing business cases to managing infrastructure roll- outs. Our commitment is to deliver independent, cost-effective, practical and quality communications solutions, precisely tailored with the right technology to meet our clients’ specific needs. Image caption At Mott MacDonald we’ve been involved in developing communications technology and its uses since its very early days Image caption We’ve developed network management solutions for clients across many sectors including telecommunications, road transport and utilities Heading – Technical consultancy Main text – Mott MacDonald’s expertise covers a wide technology range including mobile communications, wireless delivery systems, satellite and fixed network design. Within each of these generic areas we also have extensive knowledge of the applications and uses to which the technology can be put and, most importantly, the latest developments in their design and operation. Designing and specifying complete networks are key skills for us and we’ve worked on all applications from major switching centres to fibre optic cables laid alongside canals or suspended on power cable towers. Our radio expertise covers everything from site acquisition and construction for GSM radio base stations to 1 MW medium wave broadcast systems. We’re highly skilled in designing new IT networks ranging from LANs to WANs and in upgrading and replacing existing IT infrastructure systems to accommodate broadband and multimedia capabilities, including CCTV. The integration of voice and data on a network, network security and issues such as TEMPEST are all part and parcel of our work. For private and commercial mobile communications systems our initial involvement, before the establishment of the auctioning spectrum, was in supporting bids for licences to operate in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. As the environment has changed so our involvement has developed and we’re now managing network roll-outs, contracting arrangements and supplier negotiations as well as developing specifications and carrying out project management. We also have a growing reputation in developing bespoke service level agreements, business plans and investment appraisals. In the field of private mobile radio, where the new technology is the TETRA digital trunked system, we’ve been involved in some of the earliest installations in Saudi Arabia and recently in a combined emergency services system for Guernsey. Image caption For a new Royal Navy submarine fleet communications service, we were banks’ technical advisor for the MOD Defence Procurement Agency’s innovative £280 million PFI project Image caption We designed and managed the implementation of in-tunnel communications including GSM, radio transmissions and emergency services for the UK’s Mersey tunnel Image caption For Qatar Gas we designed, installed and commissioned an integrated communications system for a new production platform featuring VHF/UHF air, marine and PMR radio, GMDSS systems, PA/GA system and a subsea power and fibre optic cable Image caption We’re helping police forces across the UK deliver PMR and TETRA solutions, call centres and emergency control rooms Heading – Broadcast and communications media Main text – While convergence of data, communications, audio and video technologies and products continues apace, Mott MacDonald has been busy building an enviable reputation in broadcast and communications media services. We’ve been providing technology and project management support to all stages of the broadcast and communications project lifecycle, from defining feasibility and user requirement, through design, tender documentation and evaluation plus contract implementation to post installation training. We have particular expertise in engineering support for upgrading radio and TV stations incorporating the very latest digital technologies and standards as well as advising on new build facilities. For TV station upgrades our services cover central routing matrices, new production recording facilities and news systems including new virtual studio infrastructure, newsroom automation, server system and journalist browser servers. We can help merge an existing operations control room with master control room functions, upgrade continuity, studio and theatre areas as well as interfacing to existing studios. For new build projects such as radio station facilities we can assist with any infrastructure requirements plus more technical issues including solid state transmitters, digital transmission, combiners, programme control equipment, antenna systems and feeder lines. Image caption As technology advances towards the use of broadband enabled devices, we’re helping clients incorporate it into their strategic thinking Image caption As the UK member of TELEURBA, a European consortium of regional authorities and consultants, we contributed towards an EU action plan to stimulate the use of teleworking in Europe through the introduction of teleworking trials in four member states Image caption In the Middle East, we’re assisting in the development and implementation of a 1 MW transmitter broadcasting to the Middle East and Africa Heading – Management consultancy Main text – Implementing any communications network – either fixed or mobile – requires major investment. To justify that investment it’s necessary to have a full and detailed understanding of the technology involved and the entire system’s whole life cost, from staffing to equipment. Because we’re equipped to offer our clients any service from design to a fully managed solution, we have the background knowledge to advise on business planning issues as well. Our role often begins at the feasibility stage, when an outline design is compared with budgetary estimates and proposed revenue. Bringing all this together enables us to advise clients on the viability of a project and how best to seek funding. We get involved too in writing bespoke business cases and in planning short and long term communications strategies for a wide range of clients, including regional and international development agencies, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), international companies, higher education establishments, Telcos and government bodies. Image caption For Orange, the UK’s largest and fastest growing digital mobile phone network, we’ve provided engineering services for new and upgraded base stations in the Midlands and south-west England Image caption We provided technical consultancy and project management support to the UK’s Staffordshire police fire and rescue services when they replaced their existing radio systems with a joint trunked radio system known as STARNET Heading – Programme and project management Main text – Cost control, time management, quality assurance, design management and contract administration – they’re the backbone of our project management systems. We take care of everything from preparing the brief, analysing risk and advising on safety to helping appoint other consultants and contractors, briefing them, agreeing and issuing specific procedures plus managing development of phased programmes. With the facility to call on specific technical expertise from within the Group, we’ve been providing mobile operators in the UK with a fully comprehensive programme and project management service in their quest to meet demand for mobile communications. From acquiring sites, obtaining the required permissions and drawing up contracts to taking care of environ-mental planning, construction and cost control, we’ve been delivering the complete solution at locations throughout the country. We use proven project management methodologies including Prince 2 along with our own integrated quality, environment and safety management systems to give you confidence that your project will run smoothly, meet set targets and have a successful outcome. And by highlighting and addressing problems before they happen, our risk management expertise can bring added reassurance. Image caption From initial specification through procurement to implementation, we were Norfolk Fire Service’s consultant for its new mobile communications system. As well as mobile voice communications, the system provides extensive data facilities and is the most advanced in use by fire services in Britain Image caption Under an ADC (acquire, design, construct) contract with One2One, we helped increase the company’s number of mobile phone masts to improve its coverage and services to clients throughout Britain Image caption We’ve advised some of the world’s major satellite operators on the design and development of both payload and ground stations Heading – Project development Main text – Delivering major schemes world-wide has given us a fundamental insight into every issue affecting development of communications networks – and constantly sharpens our ability to identify potential pitfalls and solve them before they become major difficulties. From establishing technical and financial feasibility, assisting with funding and obtaining licences to delivering the end product, we’ll help you select the most appropriate and cost-effective system for your needs. As well as technical plans we carry out strategic and commercial reviews to identify opportunities and constraints and advise on funding in both the public and private sectors. From our global experience we can navigate through national policies, regulations and funding mechanisms. In an industry that crosses every business community and boundary, our experience in project development extends through almost all sectors from transport to education to healthcare. We’re able to bring together first class teams of consultants and engineers from all disciplines in order to deliver the most efficient solutions. Image caption We’re working with mobile operators to develop 3G applications across many sectors Image caption We designed, developed and now support an inter-urban travel management system called MATTISSE, providing up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information in Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city. Information from the system is used by local TV to show real-time images of traffic congestion Image caption For Belfast’s Royal Group of Hospitals’ £7.5 million integrated security management system – one of Europe’s largest – we designed, specified, supervised and commissioned the entire communications infrastructure along with supervisory and control equipment plus control centre Heading – Implementation Main text – Preparing specifications, organising and adjudicating the tendering process, supervising project construction and commissioning new systems are all roles that we’ve been fulfilling on projects for many years. Whatever the type of system – fixed, mobile, wireless or satellite – we’ve all the experience needed to manage the implementation process and bring your system on line on time and to budget. At Mott MacDonald we’ve overseen construction of huge projects in the most daunting of conditions, amid the most demanding environments and in the face of the most complex logistics – so when it comes to protecting our clients’ interests there’s no situation we haven’t dealt with before. Once your new system is up and running we’ll provide support in the form of training to help you maximise its benefits, along with operation and maintenance advice including system optimisation to extend efficiency and lifetime. Image caption Our specialists have designed innovative software solutions for network event management. Using variable message signs network managers can advise motorists of problems ahead and guide them away from long delays caused by complex incidents Image caption For the UK’s first combined emergency services TETRA system in Guernsey, we’ve provided specification and implementation management services Heading – End to end solutions Main text – With our total communications capability we can provide services across all aspects of business and within any sector, from transport, energy and water to buildings, industry and education. In the transport sector we are delivering applications from police traffic control centres through to vehicle messaging systems on many motorways via sophisticated communications networks. We’ve worked on projects linking schools and colleges via broadband networks, as well as creating the educational content being hosted for use by pupils and teachers. In developing end to end solutions we’ve designed complex call centres requiring integrated computers and telephony down to fire and security aspects of server farms. Our skills extend into real-time control systems for all manner of public and private bodies including simulation and diagnostic systems for industry. We can provide support with EMC and interference studies and in the public sector our work on emergency communications and control systems has been used to help shape government policy. Image caption To support our combined client/consultant teams working on projects world-wide, we’ve set up dedicated extranet systems Image caption As part of the UK government’s National Grid for Learning initiative we’re helping local authorities implement internet based architecture for educationally valuable information plus a programme for accessing the information in schools, libraries, colleges and universities Heading – How Mott MacDonald makes the difference • Because we’ve planned, engineered and managed some of the most demanding projects world-wide for over 100 years, our knowledge and experience is hard to beat. • We understand that no two projects are ever the same, nor the goals of any two clients – so we make sure right from the start that we’re fully in tune with your objectives, then carefully tailor our services to meet your specific needs. • With a multi-disciplinary base our integrated teams combine technical expertise with commercial skills which means you can call on us for anything from strategic planning and feasibility studies to project implementation and training. • With resources available from over 20 centres across the UK and in 100 countries world- wide, we can respond quickly and cost-effectively to any project demand anywhere. • In essence, we give you confidence – confidence that your project will proceed smoothly, that you’ll receive the best professional advice and that your objectives will be achieved to your satisfaction. To discuss how we can help you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For UK public sector clients we are an S-CAT framework holder, see www.mottmac-vega.co.uk Heading – List of skills and services Heading – Key services advising critical evaluation of technical solutions due diligence regulatory advice technology assessment planning business case planning and development cell, frequency and network planning documentation financial and technological risk analysis formulating user requirements licence application site selection studies EMC and propagation modelling environmental impact feasibility studies market studies/research design computer modelling security management specifications system design procurement contractual conditions and service contract negotiation and recommendation preparation of tender documentation service level agreements tender evaluation project management bespoke process management systems contract management contract review and development cost control expanding capacity expanding coverage network rollout Prince 2 project extranets QMS(ISO9001) subcontractor management tariff design implementation acceptance commissioning design implementation handover inspection installation monitoring and regulation optimisation technical audits technology transfer testing training maintenance Heading – Key skills broadcast and media control systems data communications e-business information systems satellite systems telephony audio and video technologies BWA call centre technologies CCTV cellular fire protection systems IDTV LAN and WAN PMR security systems TETRA WLL private financing asset transfer best value BOT/BOOT DBFO PFI public private partnerships S-CAT prime contractor End of brochure Select browser 'Back' button to return to site.
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