VICTOR ARINZE
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3g implementation coordinator ( region_ 14 000
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2003
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI
From 0
LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, EPE
From 0 to 1995
INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY, ENUGU
From 0 to 1986
FEDERAL SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, LAGOS
No added languages

Experience

3G IMPLEMENTATION COORDINATOR - LAGOS REGION
GLOBACOM LIMITED
February 2012 - Present Day (5 years 2 months)

3G Implementation/Technical Rollout Requirements: Management, Engineering, Implementation and Project Rollout

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execution of all CAPEX & OPEX plans for Lagos 3 Region
  • Daily Operations of all BTSs, BSCs, MSCs, Power Systems and other allied products/equipment within Lagos
  • Daily Fault Resolution and Systems operation with the Lagos 3 Region
  • Business Operations Management & Strategic Planning
  • Development of Strategic Technical Solutions for Lagos 3 Regional requirements
  • Daily and Periodic Management Meetings
  • Responsible for the delivery of the Key Performance Indicators in Lagos 3 Region
  • Alignment of regional goals with the agreed national network deliverables
  • Responsible for the delivery of implementation and maintenance in the Lagos 3 regional needs
  • Responsible for the co-ordination of the implementation and maintenance across Lagos 3 Region
  • Project planning, project management and report generation.
  • Supervision of Sub-contractor to ensure that they deliver on SLA for Lagos 3 Region
  • Resource planning and control of resources in the region
  • Coaching ,training and mentoring of Subordinates to enhance their productivity
  • Performance appraisal for Subordinates.
  • Co-ordination of effective implementation and maintenance of the entire transmission equipment/media such as:

a) All PDH microwave hops and 80 SDH Microwave Backbone radio links (Alcatel, Harris, Huawei, Ericsson, Siemens)

b) 1,500 km of fiber optics cable and DWDM

c) Satellite links (domestic and International)

d) Add/Drop Multiplexeers (DXX 8100,6320,6340 and 6345 ,Compression equipment(DTX600, and DTX 360, Maxpro, Igate and G-mux) and Synchronization equipments (Symmetricon)

e) Validation of the planned Link Engineering Result (LER) before deployment of Microwave Radio to site.

f) Ensure timely preparation of the Mux-Plan/Network Diagram and its timely update whenever a change occurs

g) Inter-connect links to all PTOs in Lagos Region

  • Project planning, project implementation, project management and project report generation.
  • Liaison with Telecommunications Service providers in Lagos Region to ensure that they meet the set Service Level Agreement
  • Planning of Corrective and Preventive Maintenance for the telecommunications network in Lagos 3 Region
  • Implementation and maintenance project budgeting and budget control.
  • Resource Planning and Control for the Transmission Unit
  • Tracking of the performance of the entire transmission medium in the region through the generation of weekly, monthly and quarterly report on network quality.
  • Analyzing the existing telecommunications networks, assists in developing new network requirement, evaluating new network products and services for meeting the growing needs for data & voice network infrastructure and for the achievement of higher network efficiency.
  • Co-ordinate the relationship of the department with other department in the resolution of network quality issue when the cause of such issues transcends the unit.
  • Member, Technical Requirements Liaison Team for Marketing and Corporate Sales
  • Coaching, training and mentoring of Subordinates to enhance their productivity
  • Performance appraisal for Subordinates.


Experience Summary:

  • Strategy Development
  • Relationship Management
  • Team Building & Growth Tracking
  • Resource & Project Development
  • Human Capital Technical Development & Training
  • Lagos 3 Administrative Management
  • Quality of Service Management
Head, Satellite Services/Gateway Transmission Services
GLOBACOM LIMITED
July 2004 - April 2012 (7 years 10 months)

Management and Engineering Support Services for Satellite Communications (Domestic and International Backbones) Operations & Maintenance, Implementation Services, Maintenance of backbone links to upcountry branches and implementation of microwave radio links for interconnectivity between other operators and Globacom, configuration, operations and maintenance of Data Compression Equipment (DTX-600) and ensuring high availability, reliability, performance and security of the Satellite Networks. The Project manager for Starhome Intelligent VAS Services (IntelliGate Systems Platform), and involves fully in Glo Gateway technical activities and responsibilities. Responsible for Globacom GSM and satellite and gateway fiber transport networks in Nigeria, Benin Republic, Ghana and Togo.

Key Responsibilities:

  • CAPEX/OPEX Strategies for Satellite Services Annual Requirements and all Projects for the units with the top managements
  • Design, planning of all satellite and Gateway transmission requirements and time management of all projects
  • Proposal for new projects and operations/maintenance strategy for the Satellite Services Unit
  • Provisioning of all Fiber links from Third-party (end-to-end) links implementation and operations for Globacom Limited and all the subsidiaries
  • Coordination and implementation of all Fiber, satellite and backhaul microwave radio links for Glo Gateway and BroadAccess
  • Attendance of Network Management Daily Meetings for the appraisal of Globacom Networks and their Ops
  • Produces Globacom satellite services Weekly Network Availability Report and executive summary on monthly basis
  • Defends and disburses Satellite Services team’s project budget and financial project floats as at when appropriate
  • Management of all Technical/Transport Services for International and Domestic Traffic Backhaul using satellite systems, fiber and digital radio links systems
  • Administration and support for voice and data Communication for the Enterprise Routed Network over satellite communications to upcountry branches using Paradise modems, Comtech modems, Radyan modems, Miteq up- and down-converters, Vertex LNAs and switches, and Dateno, Vertex, Paradisee and Codan Solid State Power Amplifiers, Cisco routers and 3com hubs for systems monitor units, 9.3 m, 7.3m and Andrew and 3.8m Prodelin antennas systems.
  • Liaises with Services providers, manufacturers, clients on Conglomerate’s transmission and technical requirements
  • Design, Negotiate services pricing and provision satellite services for Globacom conglomerate’s needs
  • I am responsible for directing all network planning, engineering and operations for Glo Gateway and all satellite and Fiber links for 3G/GPRS/Internet services for Globacom.
  • I am involved in the Glo 1 Network Evolution/Services/Products and Design, Implementation, Provisioning and Operations that meet Globacom’s quality and revenue objectives.
  • Member of a team of the team of people responsible for the development and operations of Fiber-optic Cable Networks, including submarine cable laying operations as well as experience in deploying backbone network solutions such as PDH, SDH, DWDM, IP and Multiplexing technologies.
  • Interacts with Finance unit as per issues on all satellite and project payments to manufacturers, resellers and services providers as may be required and also recommend prices and products/services to be provisioned or procured.
  • Supports diverse microwave radio solutions for the MAN networks
  • Analyzes the existing satellite networks, assists in developing new network requirement, evaluating new network products and services for meeting the growing needs for data and voice network infrastructure and achieve higher network efficiency.
  • Negotiation and Liaison for all Fiber optic cable networks and Internet and International Private Leased Circuits with third-party, internal customers and companies
  • Implementation and maintenance of Add/Drop Multiplexers (Alcatel ADM, DTX 360, DTX 600 Compression equipment for network optimization
  • Validation of the planned Link Engineering Result (LER) before deployment of Microwave Radios to site.
  • Ensure timely preparation of the Mux-Plan/Network Diagram and its timely update whenever a change occurs
  • Project planning & Design, project implementation, project management and project report generation.
  • Liaison with Telecommunications Service providers in Nationwide, Benin Republic, Ghana, Senegal and Togo to ensure that they meet the set Service Level Agreement
  • Planning of Corrective and Preventive Maintenance for the telecommunications network Nationwide, Benin Republic, Ghana, and Senegal
  • Implementation and Maintenance project budgeting and budget control.
  • Resource Planning and control for the Transmission unit
  • Tracking of the performance of the entire transmission medium in the region through the generation of weekly, monthly and quarterly report on network quality.
  • Analyzing the existing telecommunications networks, assists in developing new network requirement, evaluating new network products and services for meeting the growing needs for data and voice network infrastructure and for the achievement of higher network efficiency.
  • Co-ordinate the relationship of the department with other department in the resolution of network quality issue when the cause of such issues transcends the unit.
  • Coaching ,training and mentoring of Subordinates to enhance their productivity
  • Performance appraisal for Subordinates.
  • Delegation of authority to subordinates where and when necessary.
  • Developing Satellite Network Management capabilities for meeting high service level objectives
  • Satellite Communications infrastructure support with installation and upgrade
  • Satellite Communication infrastructure and bandwidth analysis and design.
  • Documenting satellite communications architecture and Network policies
  • Monitor and Control satellite infrastructure performance in the areas of response, throughput, and availability and act as a support analyst and resource.
  • Configuration, operations and maintenance of DTX-600 data compression equipment
  • Liaison with clients/operators on satellite quality of service and revise of Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • Planning Corrective and Preventive Maintenance for all satellite networks national wide and documentation
  • Implementation of International VAS Services using Starhome UK VAS Architecture- Project Manager.


Projects:

  • Design, Installation, Commissioning, Testing and Integration of Globacom Benin Republic Satellite Backhaul links (Three 4.9m Andrew antennae remotes with the central 7.3m Andrew antenna hub site)
  • Design, Planning and Implementation of Glo 1 Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Networks (Lagos, Ghana, Dakar, Togo and Coast de Voitre)
  • Project Manager: Implementation and Operation of Intelligate Platform for International Value-Added Services (IRM, GLR, IPN & LRN) engineered by Starhome Inc, Israel
  • Design, Installation, Commissioning, Testing and Integration of Globacom Benin Republic Satellite Backhaul links (Three 4.9m Andrew antennae remotes with the central 7.3m Andrew antenna hub site)
  • Installation and commissioning of Globacom Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos Satellite International Gateway
  • Installation/commissioning of Globacom Satellite Earth Stations in Warri, Enugu and Bauchi
  • Implementation of Globacom-MTN interconnectivity Links in Port Harcourt (Fibre Optic/ADM link), Abuja (PDH radio link) and Lagos (PDH radio link) – utilizing the Alcatel radio systems.
  • Installation and liaison of satellite communications services by Schlumberger to two upcountry branches by ensuring satisfactory links availability
  • Technical survey to determine the feasibility of Globacom satellite and SDH/PDH links and implementation with Globacom major Turn-key project contractor Alcatel.
  • Provided executive summary to top management on suitability of the satellite survey reports
  • Installation and maintenance of 9.3m earth station in Abuja and 7.3m Earth Station in Lagos
  • Management and control of the Globacom Satellite Earth Stations operations and maintenance
  • Installation, Configuration, Operations and Maintenance of DTX-600 and DTX-360 Date Compression Equipment
  • Installation, Operations and Maintenance of GSEM (Generic SNMP Element Monitor) for Satellite Equipment and Elements Monitoring and Controls
Manager, Satellite Transmission Services – Lagos Operations
GLOBACOM LIMITED
March 2003 - March 2004 (1 year 1 month)
  • Transmission project planning, implementation, project management and project report generation
  • Responsible for the co-ordination of the planning and implementation of Line Of Sight Microwave Radio (SDH/PDH Implementation)
  • Coordination of the implementation of VSAT links/VSAT LST calculation and Link Budget
  • Frequency planning and management
  • Configuration and maintenance of Multiplexers (Add/Drop Multiplexers)
  • Co-ordination of the implementation of data compression Equipment
  • Supervision and Monitoring of Contractors to Ensure that the desired Network quality are achieved during link Commissioning.
  • MTN-Globacom network interconnectivity project Management and Vendor Interfacing
  • Performance appraisal For Sub-ordinates
  • Planning of Corrective and Preventive Maintenance for the telecommunications network Nationwide, Benin Republic, Ghana, and Senegal
  • Implementation and Maintenance project budgeting and budget control.
  • Resource Planning and control for the Transmission unit
  • Tracking of the performance of the entire transmission medium in the region through the generation of weekly, monthly and quarterly report on network quality.
  • Analyzing the existing telecommunications networks, assists in developing new network requirement, evaluating new network products and services for meeting the growing needs for data and voice network infrastructure and for the achievement of higher network efficiency.
  • Co-ordinate the relationship of the department with other department in the resolution of network quality issue when the cause of such issues transcends the unit.
  • Coaching ,training and mentoring of Subordinates to enhance their productivity
  • Performance appraisal for Subordinates.
  • Delegation of authority to subordinates where and when necessary.
  • Developing Satellite Network Management capabilities for meeting high service level objectives
  • Satellite Communications infrastructure support with installation and upgrade
  • Satellite Communication infrastructure and bandwidth analysis and design.
Team Leader (Assistant Manager, Operations and Maintenance Department - Telnet Managed Network Servi
TELNET NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED
August 2001 - (15 years 8 months)

Organizational Role:

Satellite Communications Installation/Maintenance Management, Quality Management and project management

Key Responsibility:

  • Preparation of Budgets – Opex and Capex of Managed Network Services Department and TNS company as a whole with the General Manager in charge of Planning and Budgets
  • Coordination of maintenance activities in Satellite, Microwave Radio and Leased Circuit units of the organization.
  • Ensure Strict Compliance with maintenance Service Level Agreement entered into with clients on Satellite, Microwave Radio and Leased Circuits in the organization.
  • Project Implementation, project Management and project report generation
  • Planning and Dispensation of the budget for the maintenance activities.
  • Responsible for the generation of invoices to Accounts department for the purpose of collection of project cost from clients.
  • Co-ordination of implementation and maintenance of Routers, Multiplexers and switches
  • Microwave Path Analysis and Path profiling
  • Responsible for Frequency planning and allocation
  • Performance Management Evaluation for Subordinates
  • Co-ordination of all transport systems Installation/preventive and corrective Maintenance jobs
  • Fault Troubleshooting and Clearing Management
  • Client/Manufacturers Liaison in terms of technical assistance/products updates
  • Installation and Configuration of VSAT/MUX Equipment
  • Design of VSAT/RF Transmission Networks to meet clients’ requirements
  • Satellite Services Research & Development
  • Customer Relations and Product & Services Care (presentation/Sales Engineering)
  • Project Manager- All VSAT installation/maintenance links for Equity Bank (8 links), Stanbic Bank (4), SGBN (11 links), AIB (15 links), Statoil (1 int’nal link), Watch Towers (1 link), UTB (8 links), NBC (14 links, and VSAT Network Upgrade project), Econet Mobile Limited satellite earth stations E1 Links between Lagos, Kaduna and Port Harcourt branches.
  • Customer Relations
  • Purchasing and procurement processes (TNS Purchasing Officer)
  • Contractors’ Payment liaison with Accounts
  • Correspondences and follow-ups with clients and contractors/suppliers
  • Project Management/Implementation (ICAN WAN project, WAPCO Dialup link project, Equity Bank VSAT Project, SGBN VSAT Project)
  • TNS Credit Control/Fund Disbursement Officer
Senior Telecoms Engineer
TELNET NETWORK SERVICES LIMITED
January 1999 - August 2001 (2 years 8 months)

Organizational Role:

Installation and maintenance support of diverse Data Communication Networks (MAN/WAN networks) and Configurations of associated microwave digital radio and satellite network devices for Clients in Oil & Gas Industry and Financial organizations

Key Responsibilities:

  • Satellite Links Design, Survey, installation, configuration and maintenance for clients liaison with Intelsat, Comtec, Radyne Comstream, Codan Transceivers, EFData Transceivers, Andrew, Prodelin, Vertex and HNS satellite space craft operator, manufacturers and equipment providers
  • Monitoring and control of Telnet Nigeria Limited Access Points (Teleport) for Wide Area Network comprising four Access Points in Warri, Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Lagos, and about 70 VSAT links and Metropolitan Digital Radio within Lagos.
  • Preventive and Corrective Maintenance of the VSAT and microwave radio Networks for clients and shared access links (Project Implementation Engineer)
  • Satellite Links Design, Survey, installation, configuration and maintenance for clients liaison with Intelsat, Comtec, Andrew, Prodelin, Vertex and HNS satellite space craft operator, manufacturers and equipment providers
  • Preparation of LST, Link budget, SSOG tests and earth station line-ups with Intelsat
  • Preventive and Corrective Maintenance of the VSAT and microwave radio Networks for clients and shared access links (Project Manager)
  • Maintenance of VSAT and radio network performance records
  • Installation and configuration of VSAT equipment and accessories
  • Maintenance of VSAT and Digital Radio Links
  • Leased Circuit/Dial-up fault clearance and project management
  • Clients’ network and equipment manufacturer liaison
  • Microwave digital radio installation, configuration and maintenance
  • Installation and configuration of multiplexers, modems, and bridges
  • Diagnosing and attending to faults on clients’ networks.
Telecoms Technologist
TELNET (NIGERIA) LIMITED
June 1996 - January 1998 (1 year 8 months)

Organizational Role:

Satellite Network Management Systems suing HP Openview NMS systems, Installation and maintenance support for all Data Communication Networks (MAN/WAN networks) systems for microwave systems and Configurations of associated microwave digital radio and satellite network devices for Clients in Oil & Gas Industry and Financial organizations

Key Responsibilities:

  • Transmission Network Management and Control
  • Dial-up and leased circuit data network links liaison and implementation
  • LAN/WAN Cabling for Bristow Helicopters/SNEPCO in Lagos Airport using CAT 5 and PCM cables and LAN devices
  • Satellite Links Design, Survey, installation, configuration and maintenance for clients liaison with Intelsat, Comtec, Andrew, Prodelin, Vertex and HNS satellite space craft operator, manufacturers and equipment providers
  • Network Monitoring of Telnet Nigeria Limited Access Points (Transmission Teleport) for Wide Area Network comprising four Access Points in Warri, Kaduna, Port Harcourt and Lagos, and about 70 VSAT links and Metropolitan Digital Radio within Lagos using HP Open View network management systems.
  • Preventive and Corrective Maintenance of the VSAT and microwave radio Networks for clients and shared access links (Project Implementation Engineer)
  • Maintenance of VSAT and microwave radio network performance records
  • Installation and configuration of VSAT equipment and accessories
  • Maintenance of VSAT and Digital Radio Links
  • Microwave digital radio installation, configuration and maintenance
  • Installation and configuration of multiplexers, modems, and bridges
  • Diagnosing and attending to faults on clients’ networks.
  • SPDC Telephone network cabling and allied products maintenance/installation works
Trainee Telecoms Engineer (National Youth Service Year)
Shell Petroleum Development Company, Warri
June 1995 - May 1996 (1 year 1 month)
  • Attached to Telecommunications Operations Section
  • Telephone cable network installation and fault resolution
  • Fax and answering machines installation and maintenance
  • Repair and Maintenance of radio equipment; VHF, HF, Digital radios
  • Network drawings using MS PowerPoint Presentation software
  • Network systems report using MS Excel Spreadsheet
  • Assembly of PCs, Telephone Directory Liaison officer
  • Co-ordination of workflow for Systems Engineers
  • Maintenance of records relating to clients’ networks etc.
  • Telephone systems Database Maintenance – availability test and operations Database, e.t.c
  • Quality of Service plot, analysis and Interpretation suing MS Excel Spreadsheet
Pupil Trainee Engineer – (Industrial Attachment)
NTA Channel 10, Lagos
October 1989 - January 1990 (5 months)
  • Attached to the Facilities Engineering Group- Manages recording Systems, Televising and Playback Systems, electrical & Lightening systems for Broadcasting
  • Television camera systems maintenance and electric installation and lightning fittings installation and maintenance
  • Onshore and Offshore telecommunications services for Oil sectors – Telescada Monitoring Systems
  • Reactive and proactive maintenance of the Digital Network System involving both Voice and data