RF Outsourcing - Help! - RF Cafe Forums
Post subject: RF Outsourcing - Help! Posted: Wed Oct 03,
2007 8:46 pm
Joined: Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:35
This is my first post, hello
I wanted to ask a favor, im working on a project
together with some Engineers and i want you to tell me your opinion
I am a Telecommunications Engineer, living in Argentina
(thats South America) together with some colleagues we are working on
the possibility to provide post processing services for Wireless Carriers
in the US and Europe, focusing on Model tuning, Benchmarking, Optimization.
The idea is to take advantage of the low cost of contracting highly
experienced RF Engineers in Argentina, and have them post process drive
testing statistics and other RF parameters in order to provide to our
clients reports and suggestions on the RF existing problems.
this is a business required in Argentina but i wonder if this kind of
solution could see some future in the US or Europe, in order to start
heading to that direction. Im planning to go to California next January
but its been difficult to develop contacts from here.
or comments are welcomed, thanks a lot for your time!!
Post subject: Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 6:07 am
Joined: Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:27 am
comó andas ?
Well, in my opinion the problem
in electrical engineering is, that you can choose freely the place of
your research & development department.
I mean, a civil engineer
who has to build a bridge or a road has to travel to the place where
it should be build. A mechanical engineer constructing a plant also
has got to travel to the place (well, not the whole department but at
least some of them).
But an electrical engineer developing a mobile
phone can do that in every place of the world. so companys generally
choose high-tech locations with good infrastructure and so on, Northamerica,
Europa and parts of Asia. Why should they establish a development department
in South America ?
On the other side very few people in South America
have got money to buy the expensive RF-equipment...
Finally a lot
of Argentines leave their country for a better job, it is an círculo
I don't have got the impression that companies give
away the high-tech things like RF. What they do, at least in Western
Europe, is giving away "small" things, like developing microprocessor
circuits or production of pcb-boards. This things nowadays are made
in Eastern Europe, it is nearby and the labour costs are quite low.
I know that there is something like a "electronic cluster" of
companies in Cordoba Capital, Discar S.R.L is a member of this. Maybe
they can help you.
Escribeme en castellano, lo hablo mejor que