Emtelle lowers Capital Expenses by 35% - Kitting an important factor in this reduction
Hawick, 23 February 2010
Emtelle continually strives to find ways to help customers reduce their day-one Capital Expenses (CapEx), while preserving the highest-quality results. An example of such innovation can be found in Emtelle’s Kitting service, where Emtelle delivers products as preassembled units. These units can be customised to specific needs and ensure that installation – and any future infrastructure modifications – can be done more easily and quickly, and with less overall investment.
Reduced labour costs
Typically, network installation costs represent 60–70% of day-1 investment. Kitting lowers this initial outlay in two ways: it reduces the skill set required (installation procedures are simplified) and it allows the work to be completed more quickly. In fact, from 2005-2009, lower labour costs (combined with lower component costs) have reduced CapEx by more than 35%, according to Steven King, Chief Commercial Officer.
In-plant assembly ensures optimal performance
“Kitting is advantageous in another important way: the products are pre-assembled at their point of origin, so customers can be sure that they will work as they were designed to. Emtelle has established a dedicated unit that will be responsible for the delivery of Kitting products, which we can develop project by project”. Because the products are assembled by experts in a controlled environment, quality assurance is maximised. Compare this to on-site assembly (often in challenging conditions: bad weather, low light, difficult terrains), where mistakes are more likely to happen, leading to delays and high corrective costs. In addition, kitting reduces the number of tools and machinery required in the field, which trims back equipment and transportation overheads.
Kitting: added overall value, reduced overall investment
“By combining products to create value beyond the sum of the individual parts, Emtelle puts more value in the box and take more labour out of it,” Mr. King continues. “Kitting streamlines the procedures required to install products, lightens technicians’ workloads, accelerates the installation process and reduces the investment per home, while increasing total installation capacity.”
With the development of this innovative service, Emtelle provides an exceptional degree of simplification and customisation for customers, confirming Emtelle’s position as the world’s foremost, most forward-thinking Fibre-to-the-X (FttX) solution provider.