Stretching expertise to pump cost-efficiency across 700 Km A case where Commtel harnessed its experience and expertise to value engineer a complex amalgamation of world-class technologies to deliver invaluable savings across a 44-station network.
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The Task Commtel's customer owned one of the world's longest pipelines carrying contents at high temperatures in a geologically hostile environment. It entrusted Commtel to set up a robust uninterrupted communications infrastructure to ensure safety, surveillance, maintenance, operations and security. The system had to facilitate secure, dedicated communication between 44 stations located all along the pipeline and deliver on uncompromising reliability.
The Challenge The scope of the project was enormous. It entailed a complex amalgamation of multiple products, systems and technologies. The integration had to be seamless and fail-proof. The time period was pre-defined. There were too many variables, each with sufficient room for unanticipated delays and cost overruns. Logistics for procurement and delivery also posed a formidable test to our skills. The communication infrastructure had to be successfully demonstrated in a simulated environment for approval before commissioning. The challenge was not about being able to deliver extreme reliability, but achieving it at the lowest possible cost. It was the ultimate test of Commtel's expertise.
The Solution Unveiled an innovative use of equipment, some of which were a first in the country. Established a robust fiber-optic SDH STM-4 backbone transmission system all along the pipeline in a 2-tier architecture offering a range of services for their SCADA data, CCTV, trunked mobile radio and long distance stand alone radio services. For centralised monitoring of telecommunication network, Commtel provided Network Management System (NMS) enabling remote monitoring and control of telecom equipment at all the stations. Equipments from reputed providers were used to ensure high reliability supporting redundancy, leading to acutely high overall network availability (99.999%). The next generation SDH system was based on Multi Service Transport Platform (MSTP) providing both legacy TDM and data (Ethernet) services for fulfilling end user functional requirements. Systems like NDB and PAGA were also provided at select stations. The entire fleet of varied systems deployed were technically superior and most sophisticated for their times, proving once again how robust, flexible and future ready our solutions are.
The Benefits Commtel was able to build a superior communication infrastructure in a mission-critical operation that delivered on all parameters. It enabled contact where there was poor cellular connectivity. The remote-controlled centralised monitoring provided a considerable reduction of manpower and operation costs.
The Highlights Demonstrated repertoire of experience and expertise across different technology platforms through value-engineered integration of systems and products. Intensive training with almost every reputed technology leader provided a deep understanding to conceptualize, configure optimally and plan with micro-detailed precision.
Commtel's deep understanding of all major technologies and equipment enabled it to integrate diverse components seamlessly configuring them optimally to save costs. Its disciplined methodical approach empowered Commtel to execute as per plan.
Internal processes and discipline enabled prevention of costs from spiraling out of control.
Commtel believes that its role is not just to deliver networking solutions to its customers but to partner them with value that goes beyond. Commtel prides on being able to build on its varied strengths to provide its customers with meaningful advantages at every stage of its association.
Effective delivery of the project was done with minimal risk yet optimum resource management, accomplishing the entire project in just 6 months.
Brought significant savings to its customer while delivering fail-proof reliability across 700 Km of pipeline.
Single point responsibility, from concept to delivery of the entire communication infrastructure.
Commtel is deeply committed to making technology, expertise and experience work to its customers' benefits and notably result in substantive savings. Optimum Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) measures taken by Commtel at every step, from integration to installation, corroborates the fact that Commtel stands for best of practices in every sphere. Commtel's 3C model of Conceptualize, Construct and Care stand testimony to its resolve.