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Bechtel Telecommunications Honored for Innovation Six Sigma Project

  • 07 July 2005
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Bechtel Telecommunications Honored for Innovation Six Sigma Project

Bechtel's VST enables integration of the Site Acquisition and Network Planning activities for network deployment, to quickly and cost effectively make accurate site selections from a desktop environment. Testing of the initial version on a complex rail network coverage project in the United Kingdom demonstrated its potential to offer cost and schedule benefits for future projects. The VST is currently being deployed on a pilot project in the United States.  

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award. It validates our innovative network deployment process utilizing Six Sigma methodologies," said Jake MacLeod, Chief Technology Officer of Bechtel Telecommunications. "The Virtual Survey Tool has the potential to revolutionize the way operators manage their end-to-end network deployment cycle."  

In 2000, Bechtel became the first major engineering and construction company to embrace the industry-leading process improvement program, Six Sigma. Six Sigma uses a rigorous set of tools and methodologies designed to produce dramatic enhancements in work quality, profitability, customer and employee satisfaction, and leadership of business enterprises. With more than 83,000 wireless sites deployed, and 23,000 kilometers of wireline fiber laid, Bechtel is the global company of choice for network deployment.  

To observe a live demonstration of how the Virtual Survey Tool can assist your next network deployment, visit Bechtel Telecommunications at SUPERCOMM in booth #17015, June 6-9, 2005 at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL.  

About Bechtel Telecommunications  

Bechtel Telecommunications, a unit of Bechtel Corporation, provides network planning, RF design, engineering, site acquisition, project management, and construction management services for the deployment of wireless, wireline, and other telecommunications facilities worldwide. Headquartered near Washington, D.C., Bechtel Telecommunications has major offices in London and Sydney, and has numerous project offices around the world. For more information, visit

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