Fifteen years of professional experience, and possess proven track record in complete life cycle (e2e) of telecom sector in network planning, optimization, deployment, transmission, swap projects for LTE, CDMA, EVDO, WiMAX and GSM Networks. Experienced on different vendor products including Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, Huawei, Ericsson, NEC, Fresnel, Dragon wave and Samsung RF Design and Capacity Planning using Atoll and Mentum Planet RFDS & Auto Forms creation and updates Interference hunting, troubleshooting and detail analysis to resolve issues faced by operators HD Voice Testing of multiple vendors Network Benchmarking LTE Features Trials - for Multiband Optimization Project - like Traffic Balancing, Throughput Improvements, Increase Time on LTE, Capacity Management, Beamforming etc DAS Optimization Acceptance Test Procedures preparation and approval from operators Customers Complaint handling/troubleshooting to resolve coverage/opto related issues Good understanding of core business processes, company standards and guidelines and project management processes Evaluation, supervision and management of responses to RFP/BOQs to ensure adequate RAN network dimensioning Develop and implement the reporting, processes and guidelines of Radio Network Design in order to ensure smooth interaction within and outside of engineering Vendors and Sub-contractors management and evaluation Excellent communication skills to support management of vendor/operator relationship and communication across internal and external teams Project Management for rollout of networks Advanced level user of Microsoft applications for reporting and tracking project progress Able to comfortably communicate with all levels of management and participation with all stakeholders in technical discussion
Spectrum Analyzer: Rohde & Schwarz Hand Held Spectrum Analyzer - FSH4
GIS Tools: MapInfo, Global Mapper, MapSource, Google Earth
RF Design Engineer January 2016 to CurrentAT&T － Schaumburg, USA, IL
RF Design Audit for Chicago, Central Illinois and Wisconsin Markets by performing design validation for Atoll using Radio Frequency Datasheets, Compass Site System, Auto-Forms, and Cell On-Air Reports.
Conduct research projects to improve and standardize the design process used by the entire RF department.
Interact with network performance, site construction, and real estate departments to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of network design practices.
Conduct antenna system development, documentation, simulation and testing of air-to-ground communication antenna systems.
Worked on Auto-Forms to prepare and update RFDS for ILWI market to support LTE/UMTS Carrier ads, NSB and Antenna SWAPs /ADDs.
Working on bulk template for creating and updating multiple RFDS.
VISIO diagram update Compass Site System application Update Atoll Database update with respect to COAR, CSS and Auto-Forms for Chicago, Wisconsin and Central Illinois submarket.
RF Optimization Engineer October 2014 to December 2015Alcatel-Lucent － Reston, USA, VA
Optimization of CDMA, EVDO and LTE networks to troubleshoot and improve KPIs Analysis of KPIs, investigation and improvement of network quality problems Analysis of neighbor relations and implementation of corrections Customer problem investigation Live Call Tracing to troubleshoot voice drops in the network DAS Optimization for optimal performance Complete Network Audits for CDMA, EVDO and LTE Networks Interference hunting, troubleshooting and resolution Perform root-cause analysis of RF issues to meet target KPIs Recommend parameter changes to improve performance and prepare status reports Network elements monitoring, analysis, fine tuning, optimization and troubleshooting 3G/LTE daily KPI monitoring, daily alarms monitoring, worst cells optimization.
Detailed benchmarking of the weekly/monthly drive tests done over cluster level Trials and Feature testing- Continuous working on optimization proposals/ trials/features on 3G/LTE Detailed analysis regarding Customer complaints.
Supervision of field resources and statistics benchmarking Acceptance of newly integrated 3G/LTE sites and expansions done in the network Dimensioning the network, proposing wherever Expansions/new sites are required LTE Pre/Post Launch RF Optimization LTE Cluster acceptance/market acceptance with end Customer Post launch daily performance monitoring Cluster Level KPI's improvement Network Layer management.
RF Optimization Engineer February 2014 to September 2014Alcatel-Lucent Sprint Network Vision Project － Reston, USA, VA
Successfully optimized and launched LTE 800/1900 MHz clusters in South Carolina market Responsible for pre-launch optimization of clusters to meet KPIs for Accessibility, Quality, Mobility and Reliability Providing drive test analysis and recommendations to improve network KPIs for LTE/CDMA Responsible for LTE800/1900 MHz KPI Report generation Golden parameters list audit, neighbor analysis, alarm monitoring/removal, coverage/overshooting analysis and network stats analysis of LTE clusters using ALU tools (NPO, NCV, eDAT, and Transcend) Top offender analysis and resolution for CDMA Clusters Launch preparation for CDMA 800 /1900 clusters: Border Cells, IFHO, GSRM, CGSA and DBSR Scripts CDMA 800/1900 SS ATP analysis and report preparation RF point of contact for South Carolina market for 4G Database management of South Carolina market High level working for clusters preparation of LTE800/1900 Work in collaboration with drive test & Gneic team to proactively identify the network RF optimization related issues and their prompt resolution wi-tribe, Lahore, Pakistan Regional Technical Manager (Central) - Technical Operations.
June 2012 to February 2014
Growth planning and performance analysis of wi-max network, perform regular upgrades and maintenance on operational environments Generate RF audit with clear recommendation to ensure correct parameters as per design Planning the CAPEX budget in functional area and working with finance for procurement of related items Manage interaction with vendors and coordinate with other regions for best practices Traffic distribution analysis, multicarrier implementation and capacity enhancement techniques to improve end user experience Responsible for operation of wi-max network to ensure network KPIs requirements Coordinate implementation of wi-max network systems including site acquisition, installation, configuration and commissioning Excellent negotiation skills for site rental and coordination with local agencies Managing site deployment vendors and local enterprise IT requirement Strong follow-up for trouble tickets and bad CPEs activities Mange nationwide RF activities in co-ordination with Head office Manage the troubleshooting of major issues with site monitoring tools and upon restoration, follow up on root causes, manage and coordinate periodic maintenance as scheduled Communicate with various vendors regarding goals, requirements and issues Ensure third party vendors accomplish customer facing operational needs during customer life cycle, addressing and resolving issues wi-tribe, Lahore, Pakistan Manager - RF Planning, Optimization & Performance (WiMAX).
January 2012 to May 2012
Managing realistic and rationalized Coverage design with respect to the local clutter/terrain and subscriber profiles Responsible for the Capacity design to ensure sufficient RAN availability to meet business plan requirements at an efficient RAN utilization Responsible for translating business requirements into RAN solution and formulating technical specifications for RFP purposes.
Evaluation, supervision and management of RFP responses/BOQs to ensure adequate RAN network dimensioning To provide objective and conclusive reports to the higher management with regards to the current and future network plans pertaining to coverage and capacity, thus helping to formulate the comprehensive network road map in line with business requirements Close coordination with commercial and technical departments to develop optimal solution offerings; maximizing revenue with minimal CAPEX/OPEX and ensuring that products and solution offerings are developed to satisfy customer needs Definition and management of procedure and process for routine working of Radio Network Design department and its smooth interaction within and outside of engineering Managing resources to support RF design activities including succession planning, employee development and effective team building.
Ensure that RF design projects are delivered in time to meet the requirements of the business wi-tribe, Pakistan Team Lead - RF Planning, Optimization & Performance (WiMAX).
August 2008 to December 2011
Evaluation, supervision and management of responses to RFP/BOQs to ensure adequate RAN network dimensioning Responsible for RF design activities including succession planning, employee development and effective team building.
Ensure that RF design projects are delivered in time to meet the requirements of the business Coordination with the Customer Care, Contact Center, Sales and Marketing for analyzing the Network Related Customer Complaints and Feedback Management of procedure and process for routine working of Radio Network Design department and its smooth interaction within and outside of engineering Testing of different vendor equipment for evaluation Radio Network Design Planning RF Coverage and Capacity of 4G network (Motorola/NSN & Huawei Access Network) to meet business demands, ensure that RF design projects are delivered in time to meet the requirements of the business RF Link Budget analyses, RF sites design/redesign Cell parameters planning including frequency, Preamble Index, Ranging Codes and Cell ID for WiMAX network.
Frequency Planning and Liaison with regulators for spectrum allocation planning RF design of WiMAX network and sites redesign issues (height, tilts, azimuth) Optimizing clutter losses and clutter map by conducting field tests to determine losses Model tuning using Mentum planet Conducting technical site surveys for on ground verification\optimization of nominal plan and finalizing of the best candidate available Analyzing Coverage/Capacity simulations generated by Planet (WiMAX Planning Tool) Area profiling and CW Testing Managing guidelines for Initial field verification of RF Sites with pre-RF Surveys Supervision RF Field ATP and subsequent acceptance of sites Managing Daily updated RF site Data Base, Traffic Modeling and Capacity Calculations, New sites integration (Contingency Planning), Coverage identification for Service Delivery team Radio Network Optimization & Performance Defining and Responsible for Optimization and maintaining the RF KPI's (RSSI, CINR, Modulation Coding Schemes in UL/DL, Network Entry Success Rate, Packet Drop Rate, Frame Erasure Rate, UL NI,MIMO A and B Utilization, HARQ / ARQ rates) WiMAX Coverage Optimization (Single Site / Cluster Based / City Wide/ User Complaint) Performing and benchmarking effect of physical changes without affecting the traffic and network KPIs Spectrum analysis for Interference (UL/DL) resolution Network Congestion analysis & parameter recommendations to relief the choked cells.
Drive Testing and analysis of DT logs Handling customer complaints with Optimization Modifications Stats Analysis, Performance reports using M2000 (Huawei) and Maxzilla ( Motorola) Handling RF Related customer complaints (trouble tickets) with Optimization Modifications Special Projects & Trials: IOT of CPE\device from different vendors (Huawei, Motorola, Gemtek, Green packet, Segamcom etc) Benchmarking of performance from different vendors (Huawei, Motorola) Inter operator benchmarking for comparing and gauging network performance Interference scanning to identify the source (another WiMAX system or external interference source) and its type using spectrum analyzer (Willtek and Rohde & Schwarz) Successful implementation of trails to improve capacity of the network.
These trials include MAP Repetition Rate, Impact of UL choking experienced by end user, Guard Band Reduction, TDD Ratio Change, UL MCS Threshold, Alpha Beeta, Traffic Priority.
Warid Tel Pakistan Executive RF Planning Engineer May 2006 to August 2008
Planned Radio Network Design for Nominal Cell Plan for an overall network capacity of 9.3M in Phase 5, 16M in Phase 6 and 24M in Phase 7 based on profiling, clutter, capacity and coverage analysis using RF Planning Tools Performed cell traffic analysis for Macro/Micro layers in central region on weekly and monthly basis using Business Objects, I-Manager & Citrix Program Design solution for maintaining cells/city utilization in central region within acceptable range, target is to eliminate over utilized cells in central region Worked on monthly working on SIM allocations to approve the sales requirement on the basis of rollout plan and current congestions in the cities Delivered outdoor/indoor micro layers successfully Done CW testing for micro layer planning, conducted drive/walk tests for coverage analysis/complaints and provide repeater solutions as temporary solution where coverage is feeble.
Performed city/road profiling for upcoming sites RF feedback for newly integrated and expanded sites using TCP coverage predictions and traffic utilization of neighboring cells.
Pakistan Executive Engineer August 2005 to May 2006PMCL
Responsible for installation & commissioning of BTS, BSC, RXCDR, and PCU of Motorola Equipment Stats monitoring of sites before and after expansion Worked on the planned sites for expansion using OMC Terminal Coordinating with regional and nationwide teams for surveys, deployment and installation Effectively solving problems and managing risk to ensure achievement of targets of the projects.
Preparing presentations, proposals, plans, reports after meeting with vendors (ALU, Motorola,) Minimizing project cost by completing project within schedule and cost Evaluating the documents of partnership, ensuring all activity is recorded accurately on database for proper information management Responsible to maintain Radio Network Implementation Database for the tracking of roll out Project Monitored CME works and installations for all the sites before the launch of network Responsible for finalizing the SOW of PAT and preparing the documents for PAT of Huawei telecom equipment Lead the team responsible for inspection and acceptance of all sites by issuing PAT, PAC and FAC Vendors and Sub-contractors management and evaluation Involved in performance, optimization, designing related issues and operation and maintenance support for all the sites which were on air but PAT of these sites was not done.
InterSES, Pakistan Transmission Engineer January 2004 to July 2005
Worked as Lead and Project coordinator for the Installation of Fresnel & NEC Microwave Equipment Installed BTS equipment of Samsung for WorldCall WLL Project Installed, configured and done troubleshooting of PDH (Passolink), SDH, (Passolink +) of NEC and Adaptive Integrated Multi-rate AIM-34 radio of Fresnel WorldCall WLL, PMCL & Paktel GSM Project Performed comprehensive surveys with detail LOS which includes Balloon Test, Mirror Test and Flash Test for Telenor/Siemens GSM Project & PTCL / Huawei WLL Project Performed ATP's (Acceptance Test Procedures) for PTML & Paktel Project.
Pakistan Data Acquisition Engineer January 2001 to December 2003Oil & Gas Development Company Ltd OGDCL
One year on-job training at OGTI, Islamabad and at various locations in all over the Pakistan Two years of experience of Operation & Maintenance of I/O-1 Recording System & Sercel 408-XL Recorder Testing & Maintenance of Ground Electronics (e.g.
LAUX, LAUL, FDU, FDU LINK) on 408 TMS Testing /Troubleshooting of Ground Electronics during Seismic Data Acquisition Installation / Up gradation of Sercel 408XL software on Solaris Workstation Complete Layout Planning by using different techniques i.e.
Detouring, Snaking and other feasible Layout scheme Working with Absolute / Generic Spread by using SPS file format Best Seismic Data Quality control by using SQC-PRO System.
Bachelor's Degree : Electrical Engineering Electronics and TelecommunicationsUniversity of Engineering and Technology － Lahore, PakistanElectrical Engineering Electronics and Telecommunications Achievements In time conduction of RF-ATP of complete access before commercial launch of wi-tribe, Pakistan Awarded best performance Engineer in completion of Ph-1 of WiMAX Network Rollout of wi-tribe , Pakistan Awarded Best RF Engineer for delivering well in time Nominal Cell Plan - phase 6.1of WaridTel, Pakistan Got first position in On-Job Training at Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL), Pakistan
LTE Overview - Alcatel-Lucent University - Murray Hill, NJ, United States of America Programme on Project Management - Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan PMP Certification Course - PMI LHR Chapter, Pakistan LTE Air Interface - Qualcomm, Pakistan WiMAX Radio Network Optimization - Huawei University, Shenzhen, China DBS3900 WiMAX Commissioning and Maintenance - Huawei University, Shenzhen, China WiMAX AP Manager V100R002 Overview - Huawei University, Shenzhen, China