Radio Planning and Optimization Engineer
Melody Lovedale Mwhengwere
Flat 45 Erand Court, Midrand, Johannesburg
An Electronic Engineer with hands on experience in wireless network RF Planning & Optimization in GERAN, UTRAN & E-UTRAN system & KPI performance monitoring, Drive test analysis, Drive Test, RF Survey and troubleshooting RF issues in 2G, 3G and LTE Network . Work Experience
Familiar vendor equipments: Huawei, ZTE & NSN FLEXI Tools : Web LMT, M2000, U2000, Google Earth,Wireshark,Putty,TEMS Investigation 16.1.2, TEMS Pocket, GENEX Probe 3.16,Atoll Planner, Actix Analyzer,TEMS Discovery Device 10.0.7,MapInfo 8.5, GENEX Assistant 3.16,OMSTAR,FMA,GENEX Omstar,Genex Nastar,UNET,Filezilla,Microsoft (Excel, PowerPoint, Access) January 2018 to Current
Company: ZTE South Africa
Position: LTE RNO Engineer
Project: 2018 CellC FSA3 Project
Performing PCI,PRACH and neighbour planning
Parameter tuning for the new clusters.
Undertaking key network performance improvement indicators (KPIs) and optimization tasks.
Daily KPIs & optimization report for the clusters
Identifying, resolving all coverage and RF design deficiencies. 2014 to 2017
Company: Huawei Technologies Zimbabwe (Pvt) Ltd
Position: RF Planning and Optimization Engineer
Project: Netone MBB Project & LTE-TDD CEC Liquid Zambia Responsibilities:
Frequency planning for both hopping and non-hopping: BCCH and BSIC planning, TCH and MAIO planning, base band and synthesizer frequency hopping.
Drive tests of GSM Air interface for New Site and Site swapping.
Field optimization with respect to antenna orientation & tilt change, handover check.
Analysis of daily radio statistics and effecting parameter changes for corrective maintenance.
Use results for performing Radio Network Tuning
Perform traffic balance and prioritization for sub cells for CS and PS traffic. 3G Optimization
Doing in depth Event Analysis and proposing recommendations to improve the RF conditions.
Recommend new coverage sites to Planning Section if there any coverage holes or black spots with in the intended coverage area.
Addressing problem areas to improve RSCP and Ec/Io of the network.
Troubleshoot 3G drop and setup fail and handover failures, recommend and action changes to improve the KPI’s.
PCI planning, Neighbour planning for Netone MBB Project (Class A) and CEC Liquid Zambia.
Troubleshooting CSFB from E-UTRAN to UTRAN issues and re-selection parameters problems.
Checking and rectify PCI swap, coverage and handover related issue.
LTE network launch and cluster optimization, planning of RF parameter, making field level changes, troubleshooting handover problem, tuning parameters.
Carry out basic parameter checks such as RSRP, SINR, and Throughput during the Test. 2012- 2013
Company: Telecel Zimbabwe Pvt Ltd
Position: Student Engineer
Knowledge in Parameter optimization, radio features and performance monitoring.
Conducting drive tests in line with network performance issues.
Determining and preparing RF database parameter settings (handover, power control, etc.).
Re-adjusting site physical configurations parameters (Azimuth, tilt and/or location)
Detecting cross feeder connection from drive test data.
KPI Optimization & Worst Cell Analysis.
Generation of Coverage predictions.
Preparing initial neighbour lists and optimizing neighbour list Educational Qualification
2009-2014: Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic Engineering -NQF Level 8 Oth
Member of IITPSA
Huawei Future Star 2016 Award
Huawei Future Star 2017 Award
1. Name: Augustine Madongonda
Position: Technical Manager Telecel Zimbabwe
2. Name: Simbarashe Zvarimwa
Position: RF Team Leader Huawei
3. Name: Wu Guangzhen
Position: ZTE Radio Optimisation Manager(KZN)