Network Transformation Cost Model

The Problem

A leading Tier 1 Cable Operator recruited DTS to develop a Network Transformation Strategy to evolve its network to address growth, competitive, and product needs. DTS engaged with them to develop a 10-year node-level technology strategy along with a cost estimate.

DTS Approach

  • Developed a framework for Network Transformation Cost Model
    • Built a paper model to illustrate the overall approach
    • Designed the mock output to align with the stakeholders and partners
    • Engaged various stakeholders to develop inputs for the model
  • Spearheaded the cross-functional model development effort
  • Built an interactive model to run various scenarios
  • Generated a list of activities and spend by market, category (Capex, Opex)
  • Identified key sensitivities in the model via a Tornado chart
  • Socialized and validated model input and output with the stakeholders
  • Created a dashboard to highlight the key performance indicators
  • Developed an overlay to incorporate deployment and logistics smoothening

Client Benefits

  • The cost model was a first-of-its kind view of a 10-year projection of enterprise-wide cost estimate by region and by year to support the Network Transformation initiative.
  • The effort pulled together all the core components essential to develop an enterprise-wide Capital Budgeting tool.
  • The model output was a flat file of activity and spending that enabled creation of various executive dashboards – activity/spending by region, type (Capex, Opex etc.).