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3g RF planning manager 12 000
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 1998
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY OWERRI
No added languages

Experience

NATIONAL UMTS RF MANAGER
GLOBACOM NIGERIA LIMITED
May 2010 - Present Day (7 years 3 months)
  • Providing timely and future proof capacity and coverage for the 3G (UMTS) Network.
  • Coordinate all regional Manager/Team leaders’ ac-tivities and analyzing reports and challenges within all regions.
  • Coordinate, analyze and present report to senior management (CEO /CTO) on RNP rollout status.
  • Organize training for Regional team leaders and customer.
  • Coordinate all capacity upgrades, densification study reports and provision of solutions to customer complains.
  • Manage the Documentation of all actions and tenders in the six regions so the operations.(RFS,AS BUILT,ACCEPTANCE APPROVAL,TENDER BIDS & BUISNES PLANS)
  • Analyze drive test analysis as regards cell coverage, UE best RSCP,UE best Ec/Io, SC, Pilot pollution and Quality; verify Network problem reports like 3G Drop Calls, Call setup failures, coverage gaps, CSSR, lu Congestions.
  • Coordinate cluster optimizations with RNE Manger.
  • Coordinate the National rollout activities with customer National rollout Manger.
  • Coordinate Network Optimization with RNE Manager.
  • Manage the teams Proactive resolution of RF Optimization issues in the field, ability to make technical recommendations to improve system performance
  • Implement and monitor KPIs
  • Proactively work toward improving the quality of RF analysis and recommendations for optimization

Drive test, post processing, fine tuning of network (Neighbor list modification, BTS parameter changes, etc.)

  • Use Optimization tools such as TEMS, Actix, Agilent/Planning tools Asset 3G, Atoll, etc
  • Manage the Physical Optimization (changing antenna height and type, azimuth, mechanical or electrical tilt)

Parameter Optimization (Pilot power, HO, Access parameters, and Maintain Network KPIs.

  • Provide network RF status on weekly Operation Meetings.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • • Design and Implementation of Huawei SWAP of Al-catel 2G/3G RF Network.2010
  • Expansion design and implementation for 31 state coverage nation wide.
  • Traffic dimension upgrade to 42Mbps on HSPA+
NETWORK RF MANAGER.
STG BV Netherland (Somaliland / Puntland Operation). East Africa
December 2008 - April 2010 (1 year 5 months)

 Design and dimensioning of the STARTUP NET-WORK Infrastructure for the two regions of Somali-land and Puntland.

 Managing and coordination of several Operations unite with a total human resource of 52 personnel.

 Sourcing for Vendors and review of all technical ten-ders for the project.

 Review and monitoring of all Project Rollout activities.

 Documentation and review of all project activities.

 Maintain a history of all activities in the outsourced network via documentation and review of same at all Senior Management Meetings

 Managing all division budgets with the CAPEX/OPEX allocated.

 Present weekly report to top executive Management on statues of the Network, as sustained by the contracting vendors(Huawei & Ericsson)

 Dimensioning and supervision of the Core network performance as outlined in the contract with the ven-dors to meet the set KPI

 Coordinating with the vendors on the Management of the NOC operation to meet the required SLA.

 Monitoring and analyze all weekly NOC statistics, re-port sent in by the vendors to aid in reporting.

 Management of RF Planning and optimization Activities.

 Supervision of Frequency Fine Tuning to avert Inter-ference on the cells

 Supervision of Optimization of GPRS/EGDE Parameters with various vendors to keep the network within set QoS.

 Dimensioning and planning of LAC and RA Boarders

 Coordinate and review system Database compilation.

 Creating a Planning data Base using Easy RNP and Naster

 Review Drive test report analysis form the outsourced vendors to monitor cells before and after site swap and optimization for improved KPI.

 Training of STG local staff on QOS Monitoring and Radio Fine tuning.

 Coordinate all NOC activities with MSC/VAS. IN units of the outsourced vendors

 Coordinate weekly meetings with the NOC vendor to analyze QoS status and blocking points, interface with other units to resolve QoS and network dimensioning issues.

 Supervise and coordinate Optimization of GPRS and EGPRS parameters (Dimensioning, QOS parameter fine tuning (TBF Failures and Establishments

 Manage GSM and GPRS Network Parameter Auditing and Handover relation auditing.

 Review vendor reports on Frequency planning and retuning to reduce interference and improve network KPI (PGSM and EGSM Frequency)

 Coordinate weekly meeting with the RF, RNO, Rollout, NOC contractors and Project Mangers to access the status of the network and address any blocking point.

 Manage and approve all Vendor tenders and new technology for the company.

 Coordinate all training activities within the technical unit.

 Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures for telecommunications network administration.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Network Startup Dimensioning & Configuring of STG GSM Network and Vendor sourcing. 2009
  • Production of acceptable Network Budgetary and Technical proposal for STG BV with vendors like Huawei, Ericsson, ZTE, Vanu, Harris, Zentex.
RADIO NETWORK ENGINEERING MANAGER
Comium Telecom Service Gambia project
July 2008 - December 2008 (6 months)

 Monitoring and analyze all Radio and OMCR statistics from Huawei (vendor)

 Responsible for Network Planning and expansion ac-tions.

 Verification of Parameter Fine tuning to improve the Network KPI

 Documentation of all activity carried out within the network and changes to Initial parameters by the vendor

 Supervise vendor action on Frequency Fine Tuning to avert Interference on the cells

 Optimization of GPRS/EGDE Parameters

 Dimensioning and planning of LAC and RA Boarders

 Coordinate and review system Database compilation.

 Creating a Planning data Base using Easy RNP

 Drive test analysis to monitor cells before and after site swap

 Training of Comium local staff on QOS Monitoring and Radio Fine tuning.

 Coordinate all vendor RF activities with MSC/VAS and IN units.

 Arrange meetings with the vendor to analyze QoS status and blocking points, interface with other units to resolve QoS and network dimensioning issues.

 Optimization of GPRS and EGPRS parameters (Dimensioning, QOS parameter fine tuning (TBF Failures and Establishments

 Optimization of GPRS and EGPRS parameters (Dimensioning, QOS parameter fine tuning (TBF Failures and Establishments)

 GSM and GPRS Network Parameter Auditing and Handover relation auditing.

 Management of vendors Frequency planning and re-tuning to reduce interference and improve network KPI (PGSM and EGSM Frequency)

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Network Dimensioning,Planning & Configuring of Comium GSM Cell site for Gambian Network. 2007
RF MANAGER / MOBILE ACCESS DESIGN MANAGER 2.5G/3G
Alcatel-Lucent Nigeria
December 2003 - December 2007 (4 years 1 month)
  • Providing timely and future proof capacity and coverage for the network

 Coordinate all regional Manager/Team leaders’ ac-tivities and analyzing reports and challenges within all regions.

 Coordinate, analyze and present report to senior management (CEO /CTO) on rollout status.

 Organize training for Regional team leaders and customer.

 Coordinate all capacity upgrades, densification study reports and provision of solutions to customer complains.

 Mange the Documentation of all actions and ten-ders in the six regions so the operations.(RFS,AS BUILT,ACCEPTANCE APPROVAL,TENDER BIDS & BUISNES PLANS)

 Analyze drive test analysis as regards cell coverage and Quality; verify Network problem reports like Drop Calls. Low quality (interference), coverage gaps, CSSR, TCH/SD Congestions.

 Coordinate cluster optimizations with RNE Manger.

 Coordinate the National rollout activities with cus-tomer National rollout Manger.

 Coordinate Network Optimization with RNE Man-ager.

 Network Audit for SDCCH and TCH Congestion Analysis for all Network.

 Documentation and approve all Transmission / Radio Preliminary Network Design (PND),Transmission planning site survey reports (TSSR) for site build up, Generate Budget links and path profile analysis for all approved PND.

 Prepare & manage the site build CAPEX budget.

 Prepare and manage annual site rollout plan.

 Compiling business cases or costing/feasibility mod-els for new initiatives within the radio network.

 Provide support to material planning wrt procure-ment of radio network related equipment.

 Ensure new hardware complies with network evolution plan and is trialed before integration in the network.

 Ensure that network implementation complies with current radio-related business decisions/requirements.

 Ensure Radio planning is managed across all regions and vendors.

 Approve nominal plans, define city boundaries and capacities and in general determine priority for radio network rollout.

 Ensure new Radio technology is adequately budgeted for.

Supervisory:

 Indirectly manage the planning-related activities of radio planners, team leaders & regional heads

 Cell Planning for Coverage and Traffic for Globacom Network using Alcatel A9155 Planning Tool .Region Planning and Neighbors Definition for new Site Inte-gration. (4 Regions with 52 personnel’s.)

 Very good in Alcatel Logical parameter turning and use of RNO A9156

 Optimization of cells parameters such as CSSR, CDR and other KPI’s to meet network requirement (with 10 million subscribers)

 Optimization of GPRS Parameters to meet approved network KPI

 GSM900MHz / DCS1800MHz GSM&GPRS OPTIMIZATION: Quality of service and Traffic Load Monitoring, Supervising BSS parameter modifications for GSM & GPRS to solve radio problems and enhance network performance, Define network optimization strategies (GSM – DCS traffic balance, GPRS traffic improvement, etc), forecast activities to improve network quality and performance [new feature introduction (AMR_HR, Dynamic SDCCH, EDGE etc), new frequency plans, densification / upgrade, etc], Ensure sustainable improvement in the network KPI’s, Anticipate and actualize radio needs for new products (Black Berry, etc), cell planning and coverage prediction, frequency planning and handover parameters definition, weekly network performance report for GSM / GPRS.

 Drive Tests Analysis: Optimization Drive test, In-tegration Tests with Agilent E6474A to Validate Cell Coverage and Quality, and Verify Network Problems like Drop Calls, low Quality (Interfer-ence), Coverage gaps, Call Setup Problems, etc.

 Frequency planning using MapInfo software, asset and other database.

 Good understanding of TEMS and Agilent kits for Drive test and cell performances for deep investigation.

 Planning route, Real Time Analysis, Data Post Processing, Data Analysis, Troubleshooting of drops, Fail and Low Throughput. AUDITS: Routes Indoor/Outdoor, Drive testing, Call trace, Post Processing

 Liaise with teams to provide cost effective and creative solutions. Weekly coordination with Globacom. Rollout team in maintaining the QoS in the network.

ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Propagation and Design of Globacom 3G UMTS Telecom project in Nigeria.
  • Propagation study and Analysis of 35 Million subscriber base for Globacom GSM Network expansion. 2006-2007
  • Indoor Solution planning and projections for key commercial structures for Globacom network.
  • Propagation and Design of Globacom(SHELL Petroleum) Telecom project in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria.2006