Telecommunications & Information Technology
PFA has performed technical consulting studies for proposed new telecommunications ventures, many related to nation-wide communication networks using alternative infrastructures. For much of this work, PFA has formed important relationships with US suppliers and vendors of hardware and software systems.
PFA performed a multi-disciplinary feasibility study on behalf of United Telecom Group (UTG), the major fixed-line telecom operator in the Republic of Georgia under a cost share arrangement with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). The study assisted UTG to plan the completion of a national fiber-optic backbone network and the deployment of advanced services, in particular high-speed Internet access, in those areas where UTG has existing copper distribution infrastructure. The study also included a detailed Market Assessment on telecoms demand in Georgia, the first of its kind to be undertaken by any telecoms operator.