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Manager Six Sigma

Kovai, Tamil Nadu, 641037, India
30000US dollars
March 17, 2011

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Manikanda Pandian.U,,

Mobile: 092********



To pursue a challenging and progressive career in the field of telecommunication that would utilize and enhance my technical and analytical abilities.


Having Four years of experience in Telecommunications field especially in RF planning, Designing, Testing, optimization and Performance measurement of Mobile network .Layer-3 message testing and Ericsson switch call tracing. Committed to professionalism, work under strict deadline schedules with attention to detail.


Designation: Graduate Engineer Trainee(RF planning and Optimization, Coimbatore Cluster).

Duration: July 2007 to July 2008.

Designation: Asst Manager (RF planning and Optimization, Coimbatore Cluster).

Duration: Aug’08 to Sep’10.

Designation: Deputy Manager (RF planning and Optimization, Coimbatore & Pondy Cluster).

Duration: Oct’10 to Till Date.


Responsibilities: Designing, Planning, Testing & Optimizing Telecom network using CDMA technology. Planning for different levels of requirement & for special solutions for specific cases.


Responsible for RF related activities at Coimbatore Cluster comprising of 6 districts with more than 300 cell sites and repeaters.

Responsible for defining RF related parameters at Ericsson and ZTE BSC.

Optimizing the New cellular network – Conducting Drive tests initially with scanner to fix the neighbor list. A loaded and unloaded drive is done and clearing sector overshooting, pilot pollution, and FER problems

Carry out load testing for the new base station after doing configuration change in the RF parameter.

Layer 3-message analysis for identifying specific issues with regard to site hardware and parameter definition.

Perform data testing for determining the Maximum Bandwidth that can be achieved per sector/per carrier/per site.

Optimization: Analyzing the collected drive test data using Actix, ZTE CNA or with TEMS DESKCAT, post processing tool and perform the required changes like neighbor list updating, antenna orientation, tilting and repeater deployment, sector splitting, etc.,

Report Generation: Performance and statistical reports generation on daily, weekly and monthly basis for troubleshooting and improving the network quality.

Planning and deployment of High power and Low power repeaters to improve the outdoor and in building coverage.

Performed Network Audits like TRAI Conducted by Indian Market Research Bureau on Behalf of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for the appraisal of quality of service of all the Operators and IMRB (Indian Market Research Bureau).

Resolving network related customer complaints within the service level agreement.

Involved in Neighbor List tuning for the new sites in Chennai and ROTN.

Involved in new feature testing like PTT, GSRDM, CCLM, Hard handoff etc.

Responsible for getting the TEC (Telecommunication Engineering Center) certificates for the Network.

Worked along with Switch team to improve paging success rate of the network.

Worked along with Switch team to create and modify the LIA values while applying Walky restriction.

Cell Site Planning:

Identifying Low Coverage Areas and Conducting RF site surveys

Identifying need for new cell sites

Issuing SAM (Search Area Module) & Evolution of Final Candidate

Conducting Initial Drive Test

Initial verification of Cell parameters

Coverage Optimization:

Selection of Antennas, Adjusting Azimuths and Tilts.

Sector Shooting & Splitting for traffic sharing.

Eradicating Pilot pollution.

Eradicating the Coverage Holes in the Network.


TEMS Investigation 3.2 and 4.2

Agilent Nitro


Post processing (TEMS,Agilent,ZTE_CNA)

TEMS Cell Sight 5.1 for Performance analysis

MapInfo Professional 6.5, 7.5,9 & 9.5.

Major Activities

Designing new sites for CDMA, Coverage prediction using Agilent Wizard planning tool for the cell sites. Cell site planning for new upcoming sites in TamilNadu using Ericsson’s TEMS Cell Planner.

Optimizing the New CDMA Network –Conducting Drive tests initially with drive tool to fix the neighbor list. Loaded and unloaded drives are done and clearing sector overshooting, pilot pollution. We use Agilent’s Nitro drive test tool, ZTE CNT and Ericsson’s TEMS Investigation for Drive tests.

Post processing of Drive tests using Actix Analyzer, ZTE CNA and Ericsson’s TEMS Desk cat.

RF Surveys and planning has been carried out for Phase 6 roll outs and and taken active role in releasing the SAM (Search Area Map).

RF Surveys carried out for Repeater Installation using Ericsson’s TEMS Indoor and installed the Indoor Repeaters (10, 27 and 33 dBm) without vendor support.

Optimization of the network by analyzing the Performance using TEMS Cell Sight (5.1) and Metrica reports.

Involved in Neighbor List updation for the new sites in Chennai and Rest of TamilNadu with Ericsson.

Configuring and changing the power parameters of the RBS using CITRIX integrated software to resolve SDCA overlapping problems. Updation of the neighbor list to avoid handoff failures also done using the same software.

Handling Customer Complaints related to Network.

Improved the Paging Success rate of the Nw in 2009 better than 2008.

Completed the rehoming of 84 cell sites between different BSCs to offload the BSC utilization.

Have improved the Quality of Service in Coimbatore city from 96% to 99.1% within 2 weeks timeline.

Completed the complete swap of Ericsson sites to ZTE in Coimbatore city for HSIA launch.

Completed benchmarking drive in all the municipal towns in Coimbatore cluster & improving the QOS above 99%.(15 towns).

Completed benchmarking drive in all the 8 DHQs in Coimbatore cluster & achieved NW QOS to be more than 98%.

Carrying out EMF analysis for TTSL in CBE cluster according to TERM terms.


Under went 4 days training in Map Info 9.5 conducted Map Info.

Attended Actix Analyzer optimization training by ACTIX and TTSL.

Attended ZTE Drive test & Processing tools training conducted by ZTE at Chennai.

Attended training on Optimization of CDMA networks by Agilent.

Attended LBS trainings at Mumbai conducted by Corporate TTSL.

Attended six sigma trainings & was a part of the RF six sigma team

Attended 4 days training in ZTE EVDO in ZTE corporate office @ Bglr.

Attended 4 days training in ZTE BSC & BTS in ZTE corporate office @ Noida.


• Got the STAR of the Month twice in the probation period from DGM, TATA TELESERVICES LIMITED, Chennai for better performance among the freshers & submitting the error free VTM Test reports.

• Has Made drive tests in 16 DHQs of TamilNadu & processed the datas for getting VTM certificates which was pending for last 5 years and certificates also issued to TATA Teleservices Ltd .Maintaining good relationship with VTM officials.

• Got the Super star of the year award in the year 08-09 for successful completion of TEC-VTM testing and attaining UASL license.

• Got the Star of the month award for improving the Quality of Service from 96% to 99.1% in Coimbatore City.

• Got the spot light award for improving the Paging Success rates of the BSCs.

• Got the Super star of the year award in the year 09-10 for successful completion of Swapping of network for DO launch without any discrepancies.

• Promoted as Deputy Manager-Technology based on the consecutive top ratings in 08-09 & 09-10 appraisals.

Software Skills

• M.S.Office Suite

• Operating Systems: Windows 95/98/2000/XP/VISTA, Sun Solaris 5.9.


1. B.E (Electronics & Communication) with first Class in April 2007 from Anna University, Tamilnadu, India.

2. Doing MBA (Final Semester) in Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamilnadu, India.


Date of Birth: 23rd Nov 1985

Marital Status: Single

Nationality: Indian

Languages known: English, Tamil, Malayalam

Experience: 4 Years

Manikanda Pandian. U

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