Broadband Success Partners supports buy side clients from investors to service providers at each stage of the bid process and on private deals. We fully evaluate the quality of existing fiber and non-fiber networks as well as the future readiness of the system. For the latter, the firm will present the potential upgrade paths including the expected performance and associated cost. Build plans, pre-construction, are also analyzed as required.
To thoroughly conduct a technical due diligence, Broadband Success Partners utilizes a two-phase approach. The first phase is the Red Flags Assessment – consisting of a desktop analysis of all technical documents for areas in the chart below. The material is often in the virtual data room. To get answers to open questions and probe for greater clarity on others, there is a technical due diligence session with the operator’s management team.
A Phase 1 Red Flags Assessment report is produced and presented. Any issues of concern are noted. The particularly problematic issues are designated with a red or yellow flag. Remediation steps are recommended. A sample Phase 1 report can be accessed here. The duration of Phase 1 is typically two to four weeks.
Following Phase 1, Phase 2 is conducted. This is the On-site Confirmatory or Validation Phase. Representative sites of the system are inspected. This includes:
A Phase 2 Report is produced and presented. As with the Phase 1 Report, any concerns are noted. The significant issues are marked as a red or yellow flag. Remediation steps are recommended. The duration of Phase 2 is also typically two to four weeks.
Broadband Success Partners’ approach is also described in this article: Buyer: Be Aware.
Across over 40+ engagements, Broadband Success Partners has seen the good, the bad and ugly. Those findings are highlighted in this article: Telecom Technical Due Diligence Discoveries.