Typically, GPNW is asked to evaluate an operator's current
business and system capabilities in interconnect, and to evaluate
the gap between these capabilities and those needed to compete
in a fully deregulated environment .
GPNW then provides the executive with a clear statement of the
operator's major interconnect problems and challenges. This interconnect 'health
check' provides the executive with visibility of often
hidden issues and provides valuable information about how to progress
key interconnect projects such as:
- introduction of new interconnect products and services,
- system upgrades, and
- business re-organizations.
Our paramount concern is to identify for the operator areas where
the operator is losing interconnect revenue, and / or is unable to
account accurately for its interconnect costs. Typically this analysis
is based on reviewing his current agreements, monthly settlement
processes and accounts, identifying areas of unaccountable interconnect
costs and revenues. If necessary, GPNW will produce a Request For
Quotation or System Specification to support any system procurement
We also give detailed recommendations on how the operator can structure
his organization, based on a business ownership model that efficiently
integrates various departmental operations, including Commercial/Regulatory
Affairs, Finance, Revenue Assurance, Network Operations and I.T.
This model requires efficiency and flexibility as the international
regulatory environment offers more complex and rapidly changing interconnect
services and agreements.
We strongly recommend clients to perform such a 'health check' before
embarking on system upgrades. It is important that any new systems
solutions are delivered into an appropriate business environment,
where bad business practices are not imposed on new systems.