MANAGING THE TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF AN OPTICAL FIBRE CABLING INFRASTRUCTURE.
The transfer of ownership of a cabling infrastructure (be it metallic or optical fibre) to a 3rd party is fundamentally different than a clients acceptance of such an infrastructure which has been subject to a supply contract. The latter relies on the terms of the supply contract – and a well written technical and acceptance testing specification will enable contractual disputes between the installer and the client to be resolved based upon the contents of that specification.
By comparison, the transfer of ownership of the cabling infrastructure to a 3rd party leaves the 3rd party in an unenviable position of not having been in control of the either the installation or its specification but being required to be responsible for its ongoing performance.
In such circumstances, there are number of steps that can minimize the risk of the transfer process and the 3rd party has to satisfy themselves that such steps have been applied – or to invest, possibly heavily, in backtracking to institute such steps if they have not already been applied.
This document provides an overview of the process. Detailed technical matters are left to other FIA documents.
Read more to find out …