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TELECOMMUNICATIONS
PROJECTS
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Over the past years, Nour Communications has entered into various
contracts in major telecommunications projects with well-known
industry players such as Lucent Technologies, Ericsson, Motorola,
Nokia, Harris Farinon, and the Saudi Telecommunications Company
(STC).

The general overview of the scopes of work of these contracts and


their brief descriptions are presented hereon. This manifestation
fortifies NOUR Communications position as an experienced and
dependable contracting company in telecommunications industry for
both commercial and government endeavors. This string of projects is
brought about by the cohesive teamwork of Nour’s innovative
management and skilled work force as its most important resources.

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COMPANIES THAT ENGAGED AND CONTRACTED


NOUR IN VARIOUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS
PROJECTS IN SAUDI ARABIA:

Company Project
A. Lucent Technologies : TEP 6 Project
B. L.M. Ericsson : GSM E4, E5 and E6 Projects
C. NOKIA : GSM E5 and E6 Projects
D. Saudi Telecom (STC) : GSM E5 and C&I Projects
E. Motorola : PSD Project
F. Harris Farinon : GID and PSD Projects

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SOPHISTICATED TEST EQUIPMENTS
Nour Communications has always utilized the state-of-the-art tools
and test equipments to ensure optimum system performance. From
survey to integration, the wide range of equipments assists in
improvement of work quality:
a) Differential GPS Unit: with accuracy of 3m horizontally and less
than 1m vertically in resolution of coordinates and elevation.
b) SDH Analyzer Set : for STM-1 systems.
c) 2 Mb/s BER Tester : for E1 and T1 interface stability and
performance assessment.

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SOPHISTICATED TEST EQUIPMENTS continued…

d) TEMS Pocket: for GSM Base Station testing and detection of


cross feeders.
e) Site Master : for locating fault in feeders and VSWR testing.
f) MW Test Set (MTS) : for checking of MW O/P power, received
signal level and frequency measurement.
g) IFR : for FM and VHF / UHF systems testing.
h) Set of Spectrum Analyzers and Oscilloscopes as well as set of
tools enough for use of 20 qualified installation teams for rapid
deployment around the Kingdom.

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A) Lucent Technologies International, Inc. / AT&T Int’l.
TEP6 Project: From June 1996 to September 2000. Project
managed by Lucent Technologies; Norconsult was project
consultant. Contracts for:

1. SITE SURVEY:
Nour was the only survey contractor of Lucent on its
Kingdom wide GSM 200K, 300K and 500K projects.
Total Number of Surveyed Sites in TEP6 = 1, 183 Sites
 Provided with Microwave line of sight (LOS) data between
prospective GSM locations; recorded any path obstructions
and measured site elevation (AMSL) using Altimeter and
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Lucent Technologies continued (TEP6 Site Survey)…
 Ensured that site location was suitable, both demographic
and geographic, for effective GSM propagation and
coverage.
 Using state-of-the-art GPS set, recorded the site geographical
coordinates. Special software and compass to get site
magnetic bearings and other required path data.
 Using the Spectrum Analyzer set, ensured there was no
possible interference or signal propagation to affect the
designated GSM and MW frequency bands.
 GSM survey was based on the mobile coverage RF and MW
objectives taking up to 3 candidate locations per site.
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Lucent Technologies continued (TEP6)…

2. SKILLED MANPOWER SUPPLY:


 Supplied Lucent with 21 Teams of Transmission Engineers for
Testing & Commissioning of GSM transmission network
using different PDH and SDH equipment such as AT&T
Pcom, Harris MicroStar, and NERA STM 1 microwave radio
sets.

 Supplied Lucent with 33 Teams of Antenna Installers /


Riggers, under Lucent’s disposal and direct supervision, to
install GSM antennas and MW dishes of different sizes,
including varied sizes of feeders, transmission cables, wave
guides, jumpers, clamps, and related antenna accessories.
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Lucent Technologies continued (TEP6)…

3. JUNCTION NETWORK:
Transmission Contract (April 1998 – Nov. 2000). Direct
contract with Lucent Technologies.
Completed Sites = 146 Sites
The Contract called for implementation of:
 Site survey of 146 MW sites; Line-of-site (LOS) survey of
64 MW hops.
 Complete design and optimization of MW hops;
documentation of design and Method of Procedures (MOP)
prior to site installation.
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Lucent Technologies continued (TEP6 Junction Network)…

 Indoor installation on 146 sites using NERA SDH STM1 MW


Radio with Frequency Diversity; 16 hops with Space
Diversity.
 Outdoor Installation on 146 sites: different sizes of cross-
polarized MW dishes and wave guides.
 Hop alignment, equipment testing and commissioning prior to
site integration into the long-haul MW network.

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B) L.M. Ericsson
GSM E4 : From March 2000 to December 2001. Direct contract to
Ericsson; project managed by Ericsson; project consultant was
Norconsult. Contracts for implementation of:
1. SITE SURVEY / RADIO SITE INVESTIGATION :
Total Number of Surveyed Sites = 755 Sites
 Site Search/Acquisition Survey. Survey of up to 3 candidate
locations of a prospective new GSM Cell Site giving emphasis on
RF and LOS considerations.
 Change-out Site Survey. To determine the required transmission
installation and Civil Works for a change out of GSM radio
equipment, according to on-site Ericsson instructions, prioritizing
the re-use of existing equipment for transmission, DC power and
battery back up.
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L.M. Ericsson continued (GSM E4 Site Survey)…

 Radio Site Investigation.


Documentation of both existing and planned radio facilities based on
RSI checklist, floor plan, cable tray, and site lay out drawings, and
detailed photographs of site and equipments.

 Transmission Survey.
Comprehensive transmission equipment survey conducted on MSC
and existing Microwave Sites that were serving as Node Sites in the
GSM mobile communications network.

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L.M. Ericsson continued (GSM E4) …
2. RADIO INSTALLATION: RBS and Transmission.
Total Number of Completed Sites = 241 Sites
Contract entailed the following scope of work:
 Change out of Lucent BTS 2000 equipment with Ericsson RBS 2202
cabinets with TRX radio units and associated elements.
 Replacements and cut over of GSM antennas to effectively provide
cellular communications in the 900 and 1800 MHz bands.
 Replacements of LDF series feeders, jumpers, cable clamps, and
other related antenna accessories.

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L.M. Ericsson continued (GSM E4 Radio Installation)…

 Installation of Transmission Microwave Equipment cabinet


including cablings.
 Installation of Mini-Link TMR 9202 both indoor and outdoor units.
 Installation of microwave antenna dish and coaxial cable RG-8.
 Alignment of MW hop and 24-hour BER burn test to ensure
optimum signal gain.
 Installation of batteries and rectifier units (Battery Back Up).
 Cable connections and terminations both outside and inside shelter.

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L.M. Ericsson continued (GSM E4) …
3. SITE CIVIL WORK CONSTRUCTION.
Total Number of Completed Sites = 243 Sites
 MSC / Indoor Room: Site survey for civil engineering; site design;
construction and installation of raised floor system, FM200 gas
flooding system, coded security access system, cable tray system,
other civil, electrical and mechanical works including HVAC; fire
alarm and detection control, and lighting fixtures; structural steel
materials and electrical conduits.
 New Green Field Site : Surveys for site acquisition and civil
engineering; complete site design; excavation & backfill; supply and
installation of equipment and generator shelters; self-support steel
tower erection and painting; supply and install gantry between tower
and shelter; chain link fence; ship and install power generator; other
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L.M. Ericsson continued (GSM E4 Civil Work ) …

 New Roof Top Site: Site survey for civil engineering; site design;
civil construction and installation of equipment shelter (3m x 3m)
with foundation, cable tray system, antenna support, structural steel
works including mast, electrical circuits and lighting fixtures; and
site cleaning and preparation.
 Change Out / TRU Expansion Site: Detailed site surveys; site
design; existing building analysis; dismantling of Lucent BTS
equipment; installation of new antenna mounts, shelter erection with
foundation; and other civil and electromechanical requirements.

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L.M. Ericsson

GSM E5 : From August 2001 up to present. Direct contract to


STC; Project supervised by Ericsson; project consultant is
Norconsult Telematics. Contracts for implementation of:
1. SITE SURVEY

Total Number of Surveyed GSME5 Sites = 530 Sites


 Site Search/Acquisition Survey. Survey of up to 3 candidate
locations of a prospective new GSM Cell Site giving emphasis on
RF and LOS considerations.

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L.M. Ericsson continued ( GSM E5 Survey)…

 Change-out Site Survey.


To determine the required transmission installation and Civil Works
for a change out of GSM radio equipment, according to on-site
Ericsson instructions, prioritizing the re-use of existing equipment
for transmission, DC power and battery back up.
 Site Survey for Civil Engineering.
Detailed survey of existing sites for equipment upgrade; building or
tower analysis (comparative study) for loading capacity; survey
includes electromechanical considerations of increased load capacity
due to planned additional equipment.

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L.M. Ericsson continued (GSM E5) …
2. SITE CIVIL WORK CONSTRUCTION.
Total Number of Completed Sites = 286 Sites
 MSC / Indoor Room: Site survey for civil engineering; civil design
FDED preparation; construction and installation of raised floor
system, FM200 gas flooding system, coded security access system,
cable tray & trunk system, other civil, electrical and mechanical
works including HVAC; fire alarm and detection control, and
lighting fixtures; structural steel materials and electrical conduits.
 New Green Field Site : Surveys for site acquisition and civil
engineering; civil design FDED preparation; excavation & backfill;
supply and installation of equipment and generator shelters; self-
support steel tower erection and painting; supply and install gantry
between tower and shelter; chain link fence; install power generator;
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L.M. Ericsson continued (GSM E5 Civil Work ) …

 New Roof Top Site: Site survey for civil engineering; civil design
FDED preparation; civil construction and installation of equipment
shelter (3m x 3m) with foundation, cable tray system, antenna
support, structural steel works including mast, electrical circuits and
lighting fixtures; and site cleaning and preparation.
 Change Out / TRU Expansion Site: Site survey for civil
engineering; civil design FDED preparation; existing building
analysis; dismantling of Lucent BTS equipment; installation of new
antenna mounts and cable ladder, shelter erection with foundation;
and other civil and electromechanical requirements.

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L.M. Ericsson continued (GSM E5) …
3. SUPPLY OF COMPLETE EQUIPMENT SHELTER.
Total Number of Shelters Delivered = 187 Shelters
 Inside shelter installation of required equipments and accessories
meeting the approved standards set by STC for GSM environment.
 Completed shelters are being shipped from Nour Warehouse to the
assigned GSM Cell Site.
 Inside shelter installation includes the following:
HVAC units, MDB panel, Halon / Fire Alarm Panel set, Security
Access Control Panel set, battery rack and rectifier units, Tower
Obstruction Light Control (TOLCO), cable and trunk ladder, door
closer, required cablings, and inside / outside lighting fixtures.

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L.M. Ericsson continued (GSM E5) …
4. SUPPLY OF CONTAINERIZED DUAL DIESEL
GENERATOR
Total Number of GSM Sites Installed with D. Generators = 89 Sites
 Nour is the sole agent in Saudi Arabia of Germany’s SAB
containerized dual generator. To date, 100 sets have been sold and
89 sets installed on GSM Sites not serviced by commercial power.
Deutz is engine make of the 3-phase, 32.5KVA, 26 KW generator.
 As STC approved power generator for GSM sites, it is installed
together with accessories within a 30-foot box container providing a
noise level of 65dB at 10 meter distance.
 Accessories provided with the generators: control panel, starter
batteries, FM200 fire extinguishing system, 220V and 24VDC
lights, ventilation, fuel day tank and buried fuel bulk tank.
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C) NOKIA
GSM E5 Project : From September 2001 up to present. Direct
contract to Nokia; project managed by Nokia; project consultant is
Norconsult Telematics. Contract for implementation of:
GSM AND TRANSMISSION RADIO INSTALLATION
Total Number of Completed GSME5 Sites = 204 Sites
 Implementation planning based on site specific and network
configurations; radio site investigation survey.
 Change out of Lucent BTS equipment with new Nokia Macro
UltraSite or Micro MetroSite GSM 900/1800 MHz radio including
antennas, feeders and jumpers; and battery back up unit.

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NOKIA continued (GSME5 Radio Installation)…

 Installation, testing and commissioning of transmission radio Nokia


FlexiHopper or MetroHopper, and associated MW antenna.
 Testing, commissioning and integration of all installed equipments.

GSM E6 Project : Project has just started January 2003 calling for
approximately 130 sites allocated to Nour for complete radio
installation.

Contract entails the same scope of work as that of GSME5 Project.

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D) Saudi Telecommunications Company (STC)
GSM R&V / C&I Project (Ph I & Ph II) : From July 2001 up to
present. Direct contract to STC; Norconsult Telematics is project
consultant.
SITE CONSTRUCTION (Civil Work and Telecom)
Total Number of Completed C&I GSM Sites = 73 Sites
Contract is for Nour to construct and deliver to STC brand new
GSM Cell sites, located along roads and villages in the Western
Region, on a turn-key basis. Complete site construction requires
both telecom and civil works scope of work as briefly described
below:
Civil Work Implementation:
 Site acquisition survey of up to 3 candidates per site;
 Civil engineering survey and site design (FDED) documentation.
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Saudi Telecom (STC) continued (C&I Project)…
 Site acquisition survey of up to 3 candidates per site.
 Civil engineering survey and site design (FDED) documentation.
 Site preparation, excavation and backfill, foundation preparation.
 Erection of steel tower and equipment shelter.
 Supply, delivery and installation of Dual Generators and fuel tanks.
 Complete civil and electromechanical works such as gantry and
cable tray system, antenna mounts, HVAC system, cable trenches,
chain link fence, lighting fixtures, tower painting, concreting, and
other works.

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Saudi Telecom (STC) continued (C&I Project)…
Telecommunications Implementation:
 Complete BTS 2000 equipment installation including RF accessories
like TRX radio units, DDF, GSM 900 MHz antennas and feeders,
internal and external cablings; reconditioning of indoor BTS units.
 Installation of MW transmission equipment using Harris MicroStar
M7 or ATT Pcom radio units; installation of MW antenna dishes up
to 2.4m diameter and IF cable RG-8; hop alignment and BER burn
test to ensure link stability.
 Installation of battery back up DC supply, batteries and rectifier
units.
 Testing and commissioning of all installed equipments.
 Power up and Integration of site into the GSM network.

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E) Motorola / NASCO
Public Security Directorate (PSD) Transmission Project:
From October 1998 to December 1999. Direct contract with
Motorola and NASCO.
Total Number of Completed Sites = 21 Sites
 Contract called for Installation of transmission equipment on
21 PSD Sites located in Makkah, Jeddah and Taif.
 MW radio used was Alcatel PDH T1 American Standard
 Installation of PSD Monitoring System.
 Transmission documentation of the 21 completed sites.

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F) Harris Farinon
GID Transmission Project:
Direct contract with Harris Farinon for implementation of:
 Transmission network installation using SDH 4T1 “QuadraLink”
MW radio in the Western Region
 Installation of Omniplex Multiplexer for PTT Line Combining on
Hand Held and Mobile Radios
 Installation of complete Network Management System for the whole
West District over RS-232 modems in Taif and Jeddah.
PSD Transmission Project:
Direct contract with Harris Farinon for implementation of:
 Setting up of Transmission Network and its Network Management
System: five (5) sites in Riyadh and three (3) sites in Madinah.
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SITE SURVEY & RADIO SITE INVESTIGATION

TEP6 GSME4 GSME5


Survey Type Lucent Ericsson STC/Ericsson Site Total
Technologies
Site Search / Site 1,183 100 210 310
Acquisition

Transmission 0 28 0 28
(Microwave)

Radio Site 0 31 0 31
Investigation

Change-out 0 596 320 916


Site Total 1,183 755 530 2,468

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CIVIL WORK SITE IMPLEMENTATION

C&I GSME4 GSME5


Site Category STC Ericsson STC/Ericsson Site Total

MSC 0 15 24 39
Indoor / Eqpt. 0 9 10 19
Room
Roof Top Site 0 138 28 166
New Greenfield 73 43 39 82
TRU Expansion 0 0 100 100
Change Out 0 0 64 64
Site Dismantling 0 38 21 59
Site Total 73 243 286 602

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RADIO INSTALLATION
ERICSSON RBS & TRANSMISSION RADIO

GSME4
Area/City Ericsson

RIYADH 183
QASSIM 40
HAFR AL BATEN 18

Site Total 241

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RADIO INSTALLATION
STC BTS & NOKIA RBS AND TRANSMISSION RADIO

C&I GSME5 GSME6


Western Region STC Nokia Nokia

Site Totals = 73 204 130

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DUAL DIESEL GENERATORS INSTALLED ON GSM SITES:
Sold To / Number of
Installed by Gensets

NOUR (C&I – 1) 11
NOUR (C&I – 2) 21
SABV-1 1
SABV-2 24
NATEL 4
MADAF 11
MOZOON 10
ACES 5
HICAP 2
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