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Senior Consultant RNP/RNO Engineer

Location:
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Posted:
September 10, 2018

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OBJECTIVE

SUMMARY

CAREER SUMMARY

EXPERIENCE (8.5 years)

**/**** – Till Date

CELLC, SOUTH AFRICA

SENIOR RNP/RNO CONSULTANT – LTE, UMTS & GSM PLANNING & OPTIMIZATION

PROJECT: CELLC GAUTENG PROJECT / WESTERN CAPE EXPANSION PROJECT

Duties involved Activation, monitoring and optimization of Huawei CELLC 2G, 3G & LTE network. Managing & Liaising with CellC higher management for CellC Strategy, Maintaining Network Quality Index (NQI) above given standards to facilitate PAC process.

Responsibilities:

Huawei 2G,3G/LTE KPI target achievement & worst cell troubleshooting

Introduction of new features & network deep dive analysis

Advance feature trials deployment & post verification

Huawei 2G,3G/LTE DT analysis, Benchmark, P3, Highway coverage & quality troubleshooting

New Site Script preparation, Activation & monitoring

Huawei 3G/LTE Parameter Audit & Neighbor Optimization based on Customer strategy

RTWP Troubleshooting, Interference triangulation

MOCN parameter planning, Trials & On site testing

Carrier Aggregation deployment (LTE-A), Load balancing & Throughput Testing

AAU & Lamp site deployment configuration & PRE/POST optimization

Tools:

U-Net (Huawei Planning Tool)

iManager U2000, Nastar, Huawei PRS, Web LMT

Genex Probe, Assistant

Omstar, FMA, Smart RNO

MapInfo, Huawei MAPS, FACTS

Actix, TEMS & Discovery

05/2015 – 03/2018

MTN, SOUTH AFRICA

SENIOR RNP/RNO CONSULTANT – LTE & UMTS OPTIMIZATION

PROJECT: MTN FTK BULK PO PROJECT / CATAPULT & CANNON PROJECTS, MS TEAM

Duties involved monitoring and optimization of Huawei MTN 3G & LTE network. Managing & Liaising with MS Team for MTN Strategy, Maintaining Primary Health Index (PHI) above given standards to facilitate PAC process.

Responsibilities:

Huawei 3G/LTE KPI optimization & worst cell troubleshooting

Network Consistency check and parameter Optimization

Advance feature trials deployment & post verification

Huawei 3G/LTE DT analysis, Benchmark, P3, Highway coverage & quality troubleshooting

Motivation Report preparation for special sites, SSV target achievement

Huawei 3G/LTE Parameter Audit & Neighbor Optimization

RTWP Troubleshooting, Interference triangulation

U900 Bulk Refarming, Buffer zone planning & post Optimization

Huawei LTE Roll out planning & Carrier Aggregation deployment (LTE-A)

AAU & Lamp site deployment configuration & PRE/POST optimization

Antenna Swap & Modernization

Huawei Nastar MR based azimuth re-planning & customer complain handling (Smart care)

GUL Parameter evaluation & optimization

3G/LTE Worst cell throughput, DCR & congestion troubleshooting & recommendations

Lamp site LTE 2CC/3CC (LTE-A) & outdoor 4x4 MIMO deployment & troubleshooting

Working & managing current 3G Optimization as 3G RF Team Lead

Regional target based KPI optimization & overall DCR 100% target achievement

P3 War room experience –National P3 Evaluation

Tools:

U-Net (Huawei Planning Tool)

Aircom Asset

iManager U2000, Nastar, Huawei PRS, Web LMT

Genex Probe, Assistant

Omstar, FMA, Smart RNO

MapInfo, Huawei MAPS, FACTS

Huawei SmartCare

Actix, TEMS & Discovery

09/2014 – 04/2015

SAFARICOM, KENYA

SENIOR CONSULTANT – LTE & UMTS PLANNING & OPTIMIZATION

PROJECT: LTE INITIAL ROLLOUT & U900 PHASE 1/2/3 PROJECTS

Duties involved monitoring and enhancement of 3G & LTE network in Safaricom. Managed maintenance phase of the project & was strict in achieving customer targets well before given deadlines with 100% KPI target achieve rate.

Responsibilities:

Huawei U900 Re-farming Planning, Execution & Optimization

Huawei LTE Initial Roll out planning & Carrier Aggregation deployment

LTE Spectrum Testing & parameter optimization

Worst cell throughput, DCR & congestion troubleshooting & recommendations

Foot print optimization of U900 & traffic balancing between U2100 & U900

Neighbor strategy implementation & optimization

Huawei/Nokia KPI targets achievement, Multi Carrier Strategy (4 Layer) & further recommendations

Optimization of G900 layer after RRU Cut over

Frequency re-planning of G900 network after re-farming of 900 MHz band

Buffer Zone optimization, interference mitigation & RTWP troubleshooting

Optimization of Huawei & Nokia LTE/UMTS/GSM Network

Tools:

NetAct – Plan editor & Oss monitoring

MUSA

U-Net (Huawei Planning Tool)

Aircom Asset

iManager U2000, Huawei PRS,LMT

Genex Probe, Assistant

Omstar, FMA

MapInfo

Actix

10/2010 – 09/2014

MOBITEL, SRI LANKA

SUPERVISORY ENGINEER- RADIO NETWORK PLANNING & OPTIMIZATION

PROJECT: STAGE 6/7/8 PLANNING & ROLLOUT, CBD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, LTE INITIAL ROLLOUT PROJECT

Duties involved monitoring and enhancement of multi-vendor 2G/3G & LTE KPIs in Mobitel Network. Was Well versed in all phases of Optimization and network planning work in the assigned area & responsible for all Drive test tool testing, maintenance and procurement.

Responsibilities:

Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson multi-vendor GSM,3G & LTE Network Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) monitoring in Accessibility, Retainability, Mobility and Resource Utilization areas through Ericsson,ZTE, Huawei performance monitoring systems

Adapting of new RF parameter changes for Radio performance with the new Road Maps & 3GPP Releases improvement in the network

Huawei & ZTE LTE rollout project supervision & deployment strategy planning

Identification of advance cell optimization strategies in 2G/3G/LTE parameter based optimization & CSFB testing E.g. High way strategy, IBS Strategy, Hierarchical Cell Strategy (Small Cells)

iPhone based User experience monitoring & preventive action suggestion

E.g. RTWP impact on iphone4, Reselection & CSFB based related issues in iphone5

Evaluation and adaption of new methods and technologies regarding Radio Network optimization, features, Trials & Tuning

E.g. 3G multi carrier strategies, Load Balance Strategy, U900 Deployment, LTE-A

Smart phone based Call drop analysis & improvement of current high-end user experience

Working under the Broadband Technical Committee to Enhance & plan future expansions & identify future requirements E.g. VOLTE, RCS, IOT & CA

Identification of external interference issues & providing technical expertise to mitigate the impact (DECT 6.0 to UMTS, Ducting effect interference)

Planning and implementation of Inbuilding sites while performing KPI monitoring and coverage enhancements of Inbuilding sites

Ericsson 2G,TA & Huawei 3G,TP based Tilt Audit & reduction of overlapping coverage areas

Responsible for Inconsistencies Checks, Parameter changes & Physical changes in 3G.

Acting as the technical expert on MOS improvement in CBD area & implementation of MOS improvement parameters. Final MOS Score movement from 3.4 to 4.07 (PESQ)

Tools:

Business Objects

U-Net (Huawei Planning Tool), Genex Cloud

TEMS Planner & Mentum Planet

iManager M2000, Huawei PRS, Huawei Nastar, LMT

Genex Probe, Assistant

Omstar, FMA, UMAT

MapInfo, Mapsource, Google Earth

Actix, TEMS & Discovery, Ascom Qvoice

Netnuman,CNA,CNT, NETMAX

10/2008 – 06/2010

ETISALAT, SRI LANKA

ENGINEER- RADIO NETWORK OPTIMIZATION

PROJECT: CBD OPTIMIZATION PROJECT

Duties included monitor and improvement of KPIs in 2G/3G selected regions & arranging Drive Test to enhance & optimize the current KPIs of the network

Responsibilities:

UMTS/GSM Network Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) monitoring in Accessibility, Retainability, Mobility and Resource Utilization areas through Alcatel performance monitoring systems

RF parameter changes for Radio performance improvement in the network

Capacity Planning & network Dimensioning

Worst Cell monitoring & optimization

Throughput, DCR & congestion troubleshooting & recommendations

Tools:

NPO / ALU KPI checking tool

MapInfo professional

TEMS DT

EDUCATION

COURSES & TRAINING

LTE Air Interface, LTE Protocols & Procedures -Huawei University, Shenzhen

LTE Radio Network Design -Huawei University, Shenzhen

LTE Access Transport Network Dimensioning -Huawei University, Shenzhen

LTE Performance Management, eRAN Features & Algorithms -Huawei University, Shenzhen

Single RAN -Huawei University, Shenzhen

GSM & WCDMA Dimensioning,Algorithms -Huawei University, Shenzhen

WIFI Offloading -Cisco

REFEREES

Tharindu Wijemuni

B.Sc. Eng. (Hons), MIEEE, MIET, AMIE (SL)

Mobile: +947******** (SL), +277******** (SA)

E-Mail: ac6zom@r.postjobfree.com

“To become an expert & deliver solutions to fast paced telecommunication industry while constantly learning & developing my skills to deliver rapid resolutions to Problems”

Profile :Male, 31

Nationality :Sri Lankan

Current Location : Johannesburg, South Africa

Current Status :Actively looking for new opportunities

LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/tharindu-wijegoonasekara-0141596/

Experienced professional with 2G/3G & LTE Radio Network Planning and Optimization proficiency for more than 8+ years in Ericsson, Huawei & Nokia vendor area.

Expert in multi carrier strategy (4 Layer & 5 layer) & further recommendations

Excellent in multi-vendor statistic KPI optimization & worst cell troubleshooting

Coverage optimization & neighbor script preparation

Implementation of multi-vendor RNC/BSC parameters to enhance overall performance of the network & enhancement of 2G/3G/4G KPIs through strategic parameter changes.

More than 6+ year experience in 4G/LTE (eRAN 11.1) algorithms & parameter optimization, 4G/LTE Roll out projects & initial Network dimensioning.

Advance network troubleshooting with end to end traces and RF L2/L3 messages

Drive test tool and Drive test log files analysis & troubleshooting

High performing, strategic thinking professional having extensive experience in tools such as TEMS, NEMO, UMAT, FMA, Probe, U2000, ACTIX & Omstar.

Parameter Mapping, Pre-Swap post-Swap KPI monitoring & parameter scripts generation for Swap activities

Robotics & Image Processing

MW planning & Radar

Optical Communication & Electromagnetics

Dhananjaya Ponnamperuma GM– Network Hutchison Telecom (Pvt) Ltd 234 Galle Rd, Colombo, Sri Lanka Mobile: +94-787****** E- ac6zom@r.postjobfree.com

Krishan Pal Senger FTK Team Leader Huawei (Pvt) Ltd 3, Valley view Road, New Germany, South Africa Mobile: +27-847****** E- ac6zom@r.postjobfree.com



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