Category: Press Release

MD7 Announces Contract Analyzer

AI/MACHINE LEARNING FOR CONTRACT ABSTRACTION AND DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

SAN DIEGO – June 19, 2019 – Md7 is pleased to announce Contract Analyzer, software that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to abstract key provisions and manage lease data for cell site leases. Md7’s Contract Analyzer algorithms were developed specifically to review complex cell site lease agreements with significantly greater speed and accuracy as compared to traditional, manual/human-based/resource-intensive methods.

Contract Analyzer utilizes Md7’s cutting edge, proprietary rules for machine learning to accurately abstract and categorize key lease provisions in thousands of cell site leases for major wireless operators.  Currently, Contract Analyzer has rules ready to deploy in English and German and is capable of quickly expanding to additional languages to accommodate worldwide customer demand for accurate lease data across all Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).

Jared Williams, Director of Data & Analytics identified the need and led the development of this solution.  Williams points out that “Contract Analyzer will improve our efforts to abstract hundreds-of-thousands of telecommunication agreements in support of site upgrades, data and document management, M&A activity, and other analytic initiatives, and provide significant, tangible benefits to ongoing lease and landlord management operations.  By combining Contract Analyzer with LiveTrack, our workflow and lease management software, we can more quickly and accurately review and maintain not just some, but all of the key lease terms. This, in turn, provides better lease analytics and improves decision making across all levels of an organization.”

Due to the constraints of traditional lease abstraction methods such as the large amount of human capital required, and the difficulty in accessing the necessary documentation, cost and time were often significant limiting factors for wireless operators. As a result, extracting lease information has typically been limited to one or perhaps a handful of provisions in a lease that are important for a single initiative. The drawback to this is that the data is of limited value, both in scope, and time. Shortly after it is abstracted, the data becomes stale and unusable.  As a result, the same information has often been abstracted year after year by wireless operators, at great expense.

Contract Analyzer allows users to:

  • Digitize their documents, creating an organized and searchable document database relying on Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and accurate metadata.
  • Implement any number of machine learning rules to quickly and accurately abstract and maintain lease provision data for existing and newly created lease documents, while significantly reducing the time and cost associated with this effort.
  • Push captured data into any system of their choosing for utilization and/or analysis.

Contract Analyzer is a direct result of Md7’s commitment to its core value of Continuous Improvement – finding better, faster, cheaper ways to manage the increasingly large portfolios of real estate assets required to operate every cell site in the world.

For more information, email the Contract Analyzer team at CA@md7.com.

ABOUT MD7

Based in San Diego, California, and Dublin, Ireland, Md7 is a network real estate management company serving the telecommunications industry since 2003.  Md7 has provided a variety of site acquisition, lease management, and negotiation services for over thirty operators in twenty different countries and twelve different languages in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Oceania.

To learn more about Md7, please visit https://www.md7.com/


Md7 Scout Mobile App

Md7 Partners with Overlay to Develop Scout App

MOBILE AUGMENTED REALITY FOR RAPID SMALL CELL DEPLOYMENTS

SAN DIEGO, CA, and MENLO PARK, CA – January 23, 2019 – Md7 and Overlay have partnered to develop Scout, a cutting-edge computer vision and mobile augmented reality app, to accelerate the site acquisition and land surveying process for small cells in the wireless industry.  

Scout accelerates the site acquisition process by enabling virtual site walks as well as automating pole measurements and the creation of candidate packages.  It eliminates the need for back office processing of the data gathered in the field because all field data is uploaded from the app and is immediately accessible through a complementary web portal called Base.  Base manages search rings and auto-populates candidate packages and site sketch templates as soon as the field data is uploaded from Scout.

Scout is also designed to accelerate the land surveying process for small cells through the generation of 1A and topographic surveys.  When paired with survey-grade GPS, Scout uses Visual Inertial Odometry to build an accurate 3D scene of the objects and planes around each candidate pole.  This data is also immediately accessible through Base, which auto-generates 1A and topographic surveys in PDF format for review and approval by a licensed surveyor.

Tom Leddo, the Chief Strategy Officer for Md7, noted that “the small cell deployment model requires innovation in every phase, that is why we partnered with Overlay.  We have been working together to develop what we believe will be a disruptively innovative tool to accelerate the deployment of countless small cells over the next three to five years.”  

Overlay CEO Chris Morace said, “For too long deployment of our most critical infrastructure has relied on pushing paper and making phone calls, resulting in more cost and missed deadlines. Overlay uses the latest technology to pull critical data from the corporate office into the field and makes the results of that field work immediately accessible to the extended enterprise.  This technology is transforming the way networks are built.”

ABOUT MD7

Based in San Diego, California, and Dublin, Ireland, Md7 is a network real estate management company serving the telecommunications industry since 2003.  Md7 has provided a variety of site acquisition, lease management, and negotiation services for over thirty operators in twenty different countries and twelve different languages in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Oceania.

To learn more about Md7, please visit https://www.md7.com/

ABOUT OVERLAY

Based in Menlo Park, California, Overlay is the pioneer and leader in the category of Field Intelligence Software.  Overlay brings together GNSS, AR, computer vision, AI, and back office data sets to transform the way our critical infrastructure is deployed, built, and managed.

To learn more about Overlay, please visit: https://www.overlay.com.ar


Md7 Announces ISO 9001:2015 Certification in Europe

Dublin, Ireland – 27 November 2018 – Md7 is pleased to announce that its European operation, Md7 International Telecommunications Ltd (MITL), has achieved ISO 9001:2015 certification. This certification is in addition to the company headquarters, in San Diego, achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification earlier this year.

ISO 9001:2015 is the most recognized and widely used business management system in the world, designed to help organizations meet and exceed the expectations and needs of their customers and other interested parties. As part of the certification process, the entire Md7 team in Europe participated in an audit of its business operations in Dublin, Ireland; Maastricht, the Netherlands; and Dusseldorf, Germany.

John Cahill, Vice President of Business Development, noted that “Achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification in both the USA and Europe is a great accomplishment and provides a foundation for maintaining quality as Md7 continues to grow globally.”

Md7 maintains a focus on quality throughout the company by embracing its six Core Values. In particular, two of the core values, Extreme Service and Continuous Improvement, guide Md7 in maintaining quality through well-defined and documented processes, proactive client communication, and the ongoing development of LiveTrack®, which automates workflow to eliminate errors.

This certification process formalized the Md7 Quality Policy, which states:

Md7 delivers innovative solutions through its Business Process Manual (BPM), which uses:

  • ISO 9001:2015;
  • our Core Values; and
  • any applicable legal requirements
    to provide a framework to guide the organization in documenting, measuring, and continuously improving our practices.

ABOUT MD7

Based in San Diego, California, and Dublin, Ireland, Md7 is a turnkey site development and real estate management company serving the telecommunications industry since 2003. Md7 has provided a variety of site acquisition, lease management, and negotiation services for over thirty operators in twenty different countries and twelve different languages in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Oceania.

To learn more about Md7, please visit https://www.md7.com/.