Jideofor - Telecommunications Engineer - Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Kenneth Jideofor

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

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Telecommunications Engineer

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  • Contract
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Work History

IN Charging System Consultant/System Integration Engineer for MTN Ghana

Johannesburg L M Ericsson South Africa

From August 2011

Installation, Integration, Configuration, Testing and Support Intelligent Network Engineer for MTN Ghana.
MTN Ghana prepaid platform is based on Ericsson Charging System 5.0 (CS 5.0) applications comprising the following:

➢ Charging Control Node (CCN)
➢ Service Data Point (SDP)
➢ Mobile Intelligent System Administrative Tool (MINSAT)
➢ Account Information and Refill (AIR)
➢ Voucher Server (VS)


IN Implementation engineer for the following Ericsson special projects for MTN Ghana:

➢ Charging Interrogation Protocol over Internet Protocol (CIP/IP) - an application protocol on top of Stream Control Transmission Protocol over IP (SCTP/IP).
➢ Service Charging Application Protocol version 2 (SCAPv2)
➢ Gy - standardized service context over Diameter Credit Control Application (DCCA) - for online charging of Data services.
➢ Convergent Charging and Billing Solution - Merging of traditional Prepaid and Postpaid solutions in one portfolio - a key feature to offering real-time spending control to all subscribers
➢ Tariff optimization

Other responsibilities at MTN Ghana
➢ Installation, commissioning, integration and testing of Ericsson Charging System products and services.
➢ Customer support requests handling and troubleshooting.
➢ Knowledge transfer and mentoring.
➢ Fulfillment of system upgrades and updates.
➢ Customer emergency support.
➢ Customer requirements analysis, participation in pre-sales activities, preparation and delivery of customer presentations.
➢ Participation in solution design.
➢ Multi-vendor system integration.

IN Charging System Consultant for Zain Tanzania

Johannesburg L M Ericsson South Africa

January 2010 - June 2011

Installation, Integration, Configuration, Testing and Support Intelligent Network Engineer for Airtel (formerly Zain) Tanzania.
Airtel Tanzania IN network is Ericsson Charging System 3.0 CP6.
In addition to the above primary functions, my role in Airtel Tanzania include knowledge transfer to the local IN staff of the company.

IN Charging System Consultant for MTN Nigeria and Benin Republic

Victoria African Advantage Telecoms (PTY) Ltd

September 2009 - December 2009

Victoria, Mahe, Republic of Seychelles
IN Charging System Consultant for MTN Nigeria and Benin Republic
Installation, Integration, Testing and Support Engineer for MTN Nigeria and MTN Benin Republic.

The MTN Nigeria project is an installation, integration, testing and support of a product called Init8r, an interactive USSD Gateway.

The MTN Benin project is an installation, integration, testing and support of a product called Access4Life, a bespoke solution.

IN Charging System Consultant for Zain Africa Market

Johannesburg L M Ericsson South Africa

January 2008 - June 2009

IN Installation, Integration, Testing and Support Engineer for Zain Africa market. The Zain Africa project is an upgrade of the Ericsson Pre-CP6 Charging System platform to Charging System 3.0 CP6 across Zain operations in Africa.
My role, in addition to team-lead role, in the Zain Africa CP6 Upgrade project include the following:

• Installation, Upgrade, Integration, Testing and Support for IN nodes, namely,
➢ Service Control Point (SCP) and Charging Control Node (CCN)
➢ Service Data Point (SDP)
➢ Mobile Intelligent System Administrative Tool (MINSAT)
➢ Account Information and Refill (AIR)
➢ Voucher Server (VS)

IN Charging System Consultant for Zain Africa Market

Stockholm Ericsson AB Sweden

December 2005 - December 2007

IN Installation, Integration, Testing and Support Engineer for Zain Africa market. The Zain Africa project was an outright swap out of non-Ericsson prepaid platform (HOMISCO) with Ericsson Charging System 3.0 across Zain operations in Africa.
My role in the Zain Africa projects include the following:

• Installation, Integration, Testing and Support for IN nodes, namely,
➢ Service Control Point (SCP)
➢ Service Data Point (SDP)
➢ Mobile Intelligent System Administrative Tool (MINSAT)
➢ Account Information and Refill (AIR)
➢ Voucher Server (VS)

IN Charging System Consultant for MTN Nigeria

L M Ericsson

August 2005 - November 2005

, Nigeria August 2005 - Nov 2005
17, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, lagos, Nigeria
IN Charging System Consultant for MTN Nigeria
IN Integration engineer responsible for the first PPS to Charging System (CS 3.0) transition project in Nigeria for MTN Nigeria Communications Ltd. I was responsible for the migration of PPS to CS 3.0 on fifteen Service Data Points (SDP) geographically distributed across the major cities in Nigeria.
My key role include but not limited to following:

• Migration proper of PPS to Charging System (CS 3.0) on fifteen SDPs
• Integration of the SDPs (CS3.0) in the other IN nodes, SCP (IN/IN-IVR), AIR and MINSAT
• Testing of the SDPs (CS3.0) based on the Ericsson CS 3.0 Acceptance Test document.s.

IN Charging System Consultant for Etihad Etisalat Mobily Network, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh L M Ericsson

February 2005 - July 2005

Riyadh 11442, Saudi Arabia
IN Charging System Consultant for Etihad Etisalat Mobily Network, Saudi Arabia
Support Engineer responsible for the operation and maintenance of Charging System 2.0 nodes for the Ericsson Establish, Operate and Transfer (EOT) project for Etihad Etisalat Mobily Network in Saudi Arabia. Key responsibility and tasks include the following:

➢ Installation, commissioning, integration and testing of Ericsson products and services.
➢ Customer support requests handling, troubleshooting.
➢ Knowledge transfer and mentoring.
➢ Fulfillment of system upgrades and updates.
➢ Customer emergency support.

Prepaid Support Engineer for MTN Nigeria

Churchgate Towers, Afribank Street, Victoria Island

Lagos, Nigeria
Prepaid Support Engineer for MTN Nigeria
• Managed Ericsson flagship product, the PrePaid Services (PPS)
• Installation, commissioning, integration and testing of Ericsson portfolio products.
• Customer support requests handling, troubleshooting.
• Knowledge transfer and mentoring.
• Fulfillment of system upgrades and updates.
• Service emergency support.

Senior Manager, Field Engineering

Ikorodu Road, Ilupeju

• Rolled out projects by establishing project schedules, project scope, project specification/plans
• Deployed, optimized and administered Sun Workgroup and Enterprise servers in the Oil and Gas sector, banking and other financial institutions
• Offered training on Sun Solaris operating environment to client personnel
• Developed process and procedures for various tasks for our numerous clientele
• Managed technical development of both field and systems engineers
• Coordination of activities and procedures to insure attainment and fulfillment of training and operational objectives.

Qualifications & Certifications

Electronic Engineering

University of Nigeria

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