Timor Leste Defence Force14 April 2022
REMOTE, LARGE SCALE COMMUNICATION SOLUTION INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE
- CSE COMPANY: CSE CROSSCOM
- SOLUTION: COMMUNICATIONS
- CLIENT: TIMOR LESTE DEFENCE FORCE
CSE Australia telecommunications subsidiary, CSE Crosscom, has been working with the East Timor military since late 2018.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The primary responsibilities of CSE Crosscom included inspection of existing communications equipment, maintenance, additional infrastructure installation and ongoing technical support.
TRAVEL TO PROJECT LOCATION:
CSE Crosscom is fortunate to have offices located in almost every State of Australia.
With works to be undertaken across the ocean at Timor Leste, CSE deployed a project team from the closest location to the project site – from its Darwin, NT branch.
The team were contracted over a period of 5 weeks and – thanks to prior preparation/coordination, sourcing required materials to location– the team were able to successfully deliver on time and in budget.
INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE:
In September 2021, a Preventative Maintenance Inspection (PMI) on 12 tower sites was undertaken.
As anticipated due to the remote and harsh operating conditions, the PMI identified several maintenance issues that were addressed as priority to re-establish the network to peak operation.
Telecommunications technicians then installed extra equipment to strengthen the client’s redundancy backup.
CSE Crosscom’s second major install job was completed by using sites of the F-FDTL’s analogue repeater system, and several new Timor Telecom sites to roll-out stage 1 of a new digital radio communications network.
Logistical planning was of vital importance in ensuring everything arrived on time at the remote site in a foreign country.
To avoid project delays and complications at the often-remote sites, all equipment was pre-configured and run up in Darwin.
CSE Crosscom technicians are scheduled to return to Timor-Leste in 2022 to complete another stage of the Policia National de Timor-Leste (PNTL) system and a major expansion on the Timor-Leste Defence Forces network, which will provide greater telecommunication coverage.