Telecom Birddog Level I
Introduction to Project Coordinator Training
Introduction to Level I, Site Acquisition Birddog Training- Orientation to Wireless Site Acquisition To bring focus on the site acquisition and permitting perspective in wireless deployments we start at the big-picture level- how the nation’s wireless service carriers relate to their investments in radio technology infrastructure. This discussion goes so far as to establish a link between wireless carriers and their use of frequency spectrum, their need to perform site acquisition to expand wireless facilities, and their industry relationships with service contractors, turf vendors, and companies that specialize in communications site ownership and management (a/k/a tower-cos).
Module 1 Wireless Industry Structure draws the industry relationships referred to above into a discussion of wireless industry trends, facilities site acquisition, project management, and the values wireless facility developers look for in the men and women who perform site acquisition.
In Module 2 The Role of Site Acquisition twelve qualifications to perform this job function are reviewed. Next, fifteen essential functions of site acquisition consultants in the wireless business are presented. Throughout the subsequent sections of this curriculum, each essential function is followed by one or more modules that provide context to the tasks addressed by that essential function.
Module 3 Site Acquisition Contracting addresses the contractual environmental in which site acquisition is performed. Achievement of milestones represents another perspective on the work of site acquisition. Here we detail the primary milestone designations of site selection, space rights acquisition, and procurement of local permit rights with insight into subcategories of each. Milestones also translate to compensation pay points in the wireless site acquisition process.
Having discussed what is expected of site acquisition consultants and how we get paid. Our Module 4 Wireless System Design attention shifts to the nomenclature and practices underlying planning criteria for utilizing wireless technology to provide services to the public. We’ll discuss how wireless facilities vary in purpose and design. Macrocell sites, microcell sites, and temporary cell sites are introduced, as well as the difference between coverage sites and capacity sites.
A basic understanding of the topics presented in this first section provides the wireless deployment novice with enough background about the project environment to assume responsibilities for a search area assignment. This is preparation for the subject matter in Level II, Birddog Certificate Training- Wireless/Project Site Search Due Diligence Research.