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Senior project manager - OSP/fiber 8 000 000
Job Type: Full-Time


From 0 to 1999
Yaba College of Technology
From 0 to 1996
Kwara State Polytechnics
No added languages


Multi-links Telecommunications
October 2011 - Present Day (5 years 10 months)
  • Manage the wired and wireless planning network Unit of the company.
  • Study Fiber Optic Cable network and propose necessary proactive actions to design path for core SDH and DWDM rings.
  • Planning, Design and Optimization of Optical Networks (NG-SDH , DWDM : Metro/LH/ULH )
  • Operation and maintenance of multi-vendor SDH / DWDM / Synchronization NOC.
  • Installation, configuration, testing, commissioning, integration, optimisation, operation and maintenance of SDH / DWDM / OFC / Synchronization networks.
  • Responsible for the timely planning of all Transmission networks within MULTILINKS e.g. PTP / PMP microwave networks, Fibre networks, DWDM/ SDH networks, etc.
  • Forecast capacity and traffic and align with Radio, Core & IP plans and with strategy and roadmap
  • Ensure correct planning of Transmission w.r.t fixed and mobile operator interconnections where required
  • Plan transport capacity across access, backhaul and backbone infrastructure to support all of MTN’s bandwidth requirements
  • Implementation of Interconnections with other PTO
  • Assist in the prioritization, scheduling and coordination of daily maintenance work for the Fiber
February 2010 - September 2011 (1 year 8 months)
  • Plan & design National Long Distance Fibre network deployment and expansion of existing network, ensuring resilient, flexible and scalable managed network,
  • Managed a $26.5 M national fibre optic transmission network for 1,350 km in an 18-month span, coordinating planning, design, installation, and benchmarking.
  • The coordination of ROW process from application to approval.
  • Evaluate technical bids from contractors.
  • Ensure project timelines are met and resolve escalated issues affecting roll out of fiber optic cable.
  • Ensure testing, commissioning and integration of fiber optic infrastructure
  • To plan project, define activities and deliverables, prepare project documentation, plans, network drawing, etc
  • Liaison with Govt., bodies which include, Federal ministry of Transport Highway authorities, etc for seeking OFC work permissions.
  • To ensure that link budget in within limit as per link design.
  • OFC route planning and generating the OFC Swap possibilities with other operators such as MTN and Globacom.
  • Planning activities for extension of fiber routes directly to Transmission Hub Sites
  • Preparation & release of BOQ/BOM for the planned route as per approved CAPEX
  • Identification of key potential area through Google map, study & plotting the nodes on a Map as a part of Transmission planning.
  • Vendor evaluation & finalization for Duct, OFC & accessories supplies
  • Co-ordination with other operators in the state to find out co-build & OFC swap opportunities with them to strengthen the core OFC network in the state.
  • Finalization of drawing with design team.
August 2008 - January 2010 (1 year 6 months)
  • Understanding of fiber optic cable splicing and testing process
  • Fiber optic cable system design and theory
  • Performing network testing and analysis using an OTDR
  • Vendor evaluation & finalization for Duct, OFC & accessories supplies
  • Finalization of local contractors for Trenching, ducting, OFC laying & splicing jobs etc
  • Finalization of Contractors & ensure that targeted OFC route uptime SLAs are met & MTTR is maintained in the specified limits
  • Project planning and management, defining deliverables and preparing project documentation.
  • To conduct the Optical and civil work Acceptance Test after completion of work
  • Successfully designed National Long Haul OFC for DWDM transmission network
  • Reconciliation of invoices, materials with vendors/ contractors
  • Verification of material delivery & job execution by vendors on the sites
  • Frequent Route inspection to check the quality of the job executed
  • Manage handover of completed fiber network to Operations
  • Plan and prepare work orders for re-location of existing Fiber optic plants due to road works / Customer demand.
  • Manage installation of fiber optic network (National and Metropolitan Area Network).
  • Verification of material delivery & job execution by vendors on the sites
  • Frequent Route inspection to check the quality of the job executed
  • To conduct the Optical and civil AT after completion of work
  • Quality Control, Which involves the Testing of Optical Fiber and optical Fiber Cable and accessories (Joint Closure, Termination Box , Fiber Distribution Frame , Patch Cords , Pigtails etc.)
October 2007 - July 2008 (10 months)
  • Fiber Optic network installation, Test and commissioning
  • Route Survey for implementation of OFC network
  • Supervision of OFC pulling with respect to standard conditions
  • Installation and configuration of FTTT/GPON Network and SDH equipment.
  • Determining the nature, cause and location of service outage
  • Performing network testing and analysis using an OTDR
  • Performing Fiber splicing and termination
  • Preparation & release of BOQ/BOM for the planned route as per approved CAPEX
  • Coordinate fiber cable repairs and network performance trends.
  • Evaluate fiber use and fiber cable requests
  • Ensure that all faults are resolved promptly within contracted SLA
  • Prepare the Schedules for Testing and checking of the Technical level of the Optical Power Levels, re-examining splicing loss of Optical joints etc
  • Route survey of ABU, Zaria, Kaduna roads for Planned SDH deployment.
October 2006 - September 2007 (1 year 1 month)
  • Negotiation with Satellite company and Subcontractor
  • Supervisor to project teams in site locations
  • Interfaced between local subcontractor, international telecommunications carriers and ensured equipment ordering & provisioning according to requirements.
  • Co-ordinate VSAT Transmission project for 36 BTS site and 6 MSC Site for the National Rural Telephony Programme (NRTP) of the Federal Govt.,
  • BSC backhaul to MSC via VSAT and BTS backhaul to BSC via VSAT
  • Interconnections between Intra-MSCs, MSCs-BSCs, & BSC-BTS in various locations (total of forty -two sites in eight months.
  • Monitor and supervise the sub-contractor to strictly comply with the relevant condition of the contract
  • Perform Provisional Acceptance Test (PAT)