GCB services: Prowess in All-Round 5G Deployments

Diljinderjit Rakhra, SVP
Over the years, the 5G network has gained immense traction in the telecommunication industry owing to its wide range of capabilities, which include faster data speeds, higher device capacity spectrum band, and more. Despite knowing the potential benefits, there are few organizations that are skeptical about deploying 5G networks because of high-levels of investment involved and lack of expertise or resources to match 5G’s capabilities and align with their business strategies. The need of the hour is a professional consultant who can guide them through the initial 5G network trials to making this technology a commercial reality.

Enter GCB services.

One of the premier independent providers of engineering and information technology services, GCB is at the forefront of helping wireless telecom and IT partners in small or large deployments of wireless networks like 5G singlehandedly. The firm spans all the facets of wireless projects, including initial planning, vendor and equipment evaluation, network dimensioning, network design, installation, commissioning, optimization, benchmarking, FCC compliance, including Maximum Permissible Emissions studies, E911 PSAP and E911 accuracy testing, and overall project management for networks ranging from 2G to 5G including CBRS band. “We are very well-versed with all sorts of deployments from 2G to 5G,” says Diljinderjit Rakhra, SVP of GCB services, “We not only have the expertise, but also the manpower, processes, tools, and procedures to deliver projects in a timely fashion.”

When it comes to large-scale wireless infrastructure deployments, GCB provides engineering services starting from initial planning, key design, site selection, to site acquisition and site coordination. To support these services, GCB has an in-house engineering group that performs services for network design and optimization, including determining target expansion areas, traffic, and capacity analysis. GCB also has exceptional experience and the expertise to deliver E911 indoor-outdoor x, y, and z-axis accuracy testing for the large-sized deployments of 5G networks. GCB is a member of ATIS that formulates the standards for E911.

One of the unique aspects of GCB Services is that it has a separate Network Compliance Division for handling E911 compliance, RF Exposure, or MPE Studies. The company conducts site surveys, LAM testing, PSAP functionality testing, accuracy FCC compliance, and z-testing compliance for E911 services. This division has designed state-of-the-art compliance and IT solutions for project management and data tracking to improve the speed of delivery of E911 services and also provides excellent in-field reporting capabilities to help its clients records of the testing services performed. The company uses its proprietary predictive analysis tools and in-field radio frequency measurements to quickly identify the standards for compliance with the FCC-mandated MPE limit.


We have the ability to quickly ramp up expert teams for large scale deployments for 5G, E911, and compliance projects nationwide

They also provide theoretical power density analysis and RF power density analysis based on field measurements and make recommendations for sites that are not compliant and then provide FAA/FCC filing services.

Since its inception, Virginia-based GCB has handled large deployment contracts by the Tier-one telecom vendors, wherein they have provided compliance services on a national level with its state-of-the-art services. Adding a considerable advantage to its abilities is their belief in providing constant training to its staff to stay par with the cutting-edge advancements of wireless technologies, including LTE for enterprise networks, and further improve their global expertise to ensure a project launch that is both on-time and on-budget. “We can put together a large team of experts very quickly who has the expertise to design and complete large scale deployments quickly,” states Rakhra.

The company’s value-bound contribution to the telecom industry and its capability to deliver large scale projects nationwide has earned it appreciation and accolades from a wide range of companies ranging from large and mid-size operators and carriers. One such client, a major telecom company, thought that they had close to a year to finish the project, but when they engaged with GCB, their top management realized that they had to finish it in 6 months. “Squeezing such a large scale project in half the timeline seemed like an almost impossible task. We took it upon ourselves to do our best to expedite the project to the best possible ability,” explains Rakhra. GCB’s expert team rammed their resources to 100 and added extra support to help them meet those tightened deadlines. With GCB experts’ help, the project was completed on time as per the client’s expectations for quality, performance, and functionality.

Envisaging the future of 5G networks and aiming to enhance the company’s engineering team, GCB is looking forward to diversifying its core focus and capital investments into software and firmware development. Realizing the accelerated pace of the telecom industry and upholding the company’s strategy to proactively stay ahead in the landscape and be pioneers in the industry, GCB is also planning to roll out new software and hardware systems that boost telecom service industry’s growth.

Company
GCB Services

Headquarters
McLean, VA

Management
Diljinderjit Rakhra, SVP

Description
One of the premier independent providers of engineering and Information Technology services, GCB is at the forefront of helping wireless telecom and IT partners in small or large deployments of wireless networks like 5G singlehandedly. The firm spans all the facets of wireless projects, including initial planning, vendor and equipment evaluation, network dimensioning, network design, optimization, benchmarking, FCC compliance, including E911, MPE studies, deployment, and accuracy testing, and overall project management for networks ranging from 2G to 5G. GCB provides engineering services starting from initial planning, key design, site selection, to site acquisition and site coordination, all of which are essential to triangulate a caller’s location. To support these services, GCB has an in-house equipment group that performs services for network design and optimization, including determining target expansion areas, traffic, and capacity analysis

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