8th June 2010
Star Net and Arqiva win Global Telecoms Business Innovation Award
Star Net Geomatics announces that it has been recognised for innovation at the Global Telecom Business Awards. The Company was presented with the award on 7 June 2010 at a Gala dinner held at The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London. Previous winners of the award include Huawei and ZTE.
This award, under the category ‘wireless network infrastructure innovation’, recognises the success of a project Star Net undertook on behalf of its client, Arqiva, which is jointly honoured. Arqiva is a communications infrastructure and media services company which operates at the heart of the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets. Its clients include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Sky as well as the UK’s leading mobile network operators; Vodafone, O2, Orange and T-Mobile.
Commenting, Star Net CEO Douglas Brown said the award is “recognition of the hard work our team have carried out over the past four years. We have developed a service which allows Arqiva to precisely desktop manage their assets in a way never before envisaged.”
Arqiva is using Star Net’s asset management tool, isite which brings the fieldwork of managing infrastructure to the desktop. The process begins with high definition surveying, or laser scanning. This allows the collection of millimetre accurate 3D images of infrastructure such as telecom masts which in turn makes it possible for informed decisions to be made remotely, without the need for further site visits. Clients using Star Net’s tool benefit from improved quality and reliability of site record data, reduced operating costs, reduced downtime and outages and a reduced carbon footprint.
The technology and techniques used by Star Net are well established and have been used successfully by the oil and gas industry for many years. The services are becoming increasingly attractive to telecoms infrastructure owners and managers as these businesses look for greater efficiency in their networks.
John Meads, CAD Services Manager at Arqiva said, “This method of collecting site data has taken three years of development and is constantly evolving, but we’re looking forward to reaping the rewards, which include cost benefits, increased outsource capabilities, less paperwork for us and the ability to make informed site decisions at the touch of a button.”
Douglas Brown added, “Our asset management tool Star Net isite has proved it can save our clients millions of pounds every year. We are delighted to be supporting Arqiva, an outstanding company, and we look forward to partnering with them to make the small operational changes that make a significant difference to the bottom line.”