TIA Telecom: How to audit your asset register to improve the accuracy of valuations
How to ensure what you see in the asset register and what you see in the field are exactly the same
TIA Telecom have audited over 15,000 cell sites in Africa, the US and UK, and have recently been engaged by the leading cellular operator in Africa to conduct a group wide site, switch and facilities audit. TowerXchange spoke to TIA’S CEO Lance Dickerson for a rare insight into the quality control and verification processes behind these audits, and where the most common, and value destructive, deviations are found between the asset register and physical reality.
TowerXchange: Please introduce yourself and TIA Telecom – where do you fit in the telecoms infrastructure ecosystem?
Lance Dickerson, CEO, TIA Telecom:
TIA originated, and we still play a big role in, the RF optimisation business – this is where the core skills of our shareholders come from, and we all have substantial experience with the major operators and vendors.