Problem: An industry analyst working for the R&D arm
of one of the largest telecommunications corporations needed
an analytical model that would enable a quick assessment
of the economic values of various wireless technologies.
The R&D group was challenged by having to evaluate and
classify an extensive number of technical options and permutations
each designed to solve specific problems experienced by
vertical markets, such as public safety, transportation,
remote medicine, and telemetry. Each of these solutions
operated at different frequencies and had unique air interface
and network requirements.
ChicagoAnalyticsTM created a simple-to-use
software model that enabled a quick assessment of what is
required to provide an end-to-end solution and evaluation
of each alternative based on a number of key variables such
as the interworking requirements, performance expectations,
target costs, terminal device, application software, etc.
Our model was fully used to assess,
prioritize and develop supporting business cases before
multibillion dollar investment proposals were either approved