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Telecommunications Engineering Services

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Notice:  As of January 1, 2007, we no longer offer telecommunications engineering services to the general public.

Reeve Engineers offers professional engineering services in all aspects of telecommunications.  We also provide telephone and email technical support for most types of equipment and systems and can answer questions concerning all facets of the national network.  Click here to go to applications support.  Engineering services and technical support usually are billed on a time and expense basis; see below for additional information.

Typical projects include landline (twisted pair and fiber optic cable) and wireless systems integration, engineering, design, installation testing, system validation, and acceptance of switching and transmission systems, all types of analog and digital interfaces, digital subscriber line (xDSL) deployment, telecommunications grounding and ac and dc power systems, Signaling System No. 7, and compliance with regulatory requirements such as Communications Assistance Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) and Telecommunications Act of 1996 (TA96).  j0216031.jpg (45791 bytes)

While most of our work is with network operators [incumbent local exchange carriers (ILEC), competitive local exchange carriers (CLEC) and interexchange carriers (IXC)], we also work with telecommunications equipment manufacturers on the design of equipment for use in real-world applications and deployment.  We have extensive experience with asset acquisition and the work required for analysis and due diligence.  Due diligence is the process whereby a potential business buyer ensures they fully understand everything they can about the company they are considering buying.

We prepare detailed plans and specifications, arrange and oversee installation (see below), develop test plans, perform acceptance testing, and provide operational support on an ongoing basis.  We have developed a large library of standard designs for switching and transmission systems and related interfaces and can adapt these designs or develop new ones for any situation. A typical central office design document consists of a detailed work summary, material list, a complete drawing package (floor plans, equipment elevation drawings, distribution frame and terminal block drawings, DSX (digital signal cross-connect) and OSX (optical signal cross-connect) layouts and assignments, fuse and circuit breaker panel assignments, detailed equipment shelf wiring diagrams, and other drawings detailing special requirements), a cable running list, and detailed testing and alignment procedures and instructions.

All of our work is based on industry standards and practices.  Where applicable, we rely on recommendations developed by the International Telecommunications Union - Telecommunications Standardization Sector (ITU-T) and - Radiocommunications (ITU-R).  In United States applications and networks, we rely on standards developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), T1 Committee of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), among others, and approved by American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  Where national standards are incomplete, we rely on technical references and generic requirements developed by Telcordia (formerly Bellcore).  We have developed standards and requirements for specific telecommunications industry fields and regional segments.  

We regularly use Rural Utilities Service (RUS) standards and specifications in networks owned and operated by our clients that are RUS borrowers.  We have developed RUS approved modifications to these requirements for specific applications or to meet the special needs of our clients (for example, in areas of high snow-fall or in arctic environments).

We have developed a series of application notes and telecommunications training courses to help our clients develop their own in-house expertise and rely less on outside consultants.  Click here for a list of application notes or here for a list of training courses.

Reeve Engineers does not provide contract installation services but we do get involved in numerous design-build projects.  We work closely with Signal Communications, Inc. on many projects throughout Alaska and can arrange for contract services from that firm.  Typical projects include end office line and trunk extensions, transmission system installations, and power system installations.

Our field experience is a valuable asset to virtually any company wanting to design or deploy equipment in public or private telecommunications networks.

PH03397I.JPG (15701 bytes)Click here for a listing of equipment, systems and interfaces on which we have extensive experience.


All of our services are billable including technical support; please have credit card information or purchase order ready when contacting us.  Please note: We do not recommend sending credit card information via email - you may fax the information or, if necessary, leave a voice message, both are secure.  We will return your call or email with an estimate of charges or proposal before doing any work.

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