For 30 years Shields has provided a variety of products and services to the global telecom market. Market indicators demonstrate carriers continue to reduce their capital expenditures by reusing legacy equipment and narrowing their vendor choices to those whom can provide more than the typical “sale or repair of equipment” service. At the request of our customers, Shields has combined a variety of our trusted services to launch its NEW Advance Board Replacement Program to our North American and CALA customers. This program allows our customers the benefit of choosing one program that provides them with testing, repair services and asset recovery services, combined with exchange, purchase and logistics delivery services. Thus providing our customers with the most economical way to procure equipment using current market value rational vs. the old adage of repairing equipment. With the continued decline in value of wireline and wireless equipment, it is becoming ever more economical to exchange vs. repair. However, to do this, you must have a trusted vendor who will test and provide solid warranties for this equipment.