Magudulela - Radio Engineer - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Mduduzi Magudulela

Pretoria, GP, South Africa


Radio Engineer


I performed radio maintenance for MTN sites

Work History

Project Manager

Boniswa Corporate Solutions

From November 2010

- I manage +- 600 MTN projects between Gauteng and Northern regions, I make sure resources are
allocated properly and set targets are met without compromising quality.
- Manage MTN site builds and upgrades for both Gauteng and northern region
-Oversee day to day operations for all including Vodacom sites
Manage 4 sub-contractors consisting of 3 teams per sub-contractor
Manage all teams under Boniswa performing Vodacom Installations.
Manage all sites sign offs for both Gauteng and Northern regions for MTN.
Manage Vodacom sites sign off and acceptances.
I manage over 400 MTN projects regarding site builds and upgrades.
These projects are worth over millions of Rands.
Reason for leaving: Career advancement

Transmission Specialist

Vodacom SA

April 2007 - November 2010

Salary: R 27000

- I spearheaded an equipment migration from Ericsson to Huawei starting by planning and preparing
all network links and making sure that are fault free and ready to be integrated into Huawei network in very less downtime while making sure fewer customers are affected during the process and doing
quality checks thereafter by comparing traffic volumes before and after the migration..
- I also planned and executed traffic migration frm one BSC (Base Station Controller) to the other in very less downtime.
- Transmission planning
- Usage of ATOLL tool to do LOS(line of site) planning
- Links testing and integration
- Transmission links record keeping
- Self-provisioning
- Alternate transmission Velox, Tellumat, Infra REDs
- Direct connects
- 3G upgrades
- Vodacom business i.e. Installation of Tellabs 8605, 8620 and 8630 in BSC and inside client server
Planning of fibre routes to Banks and big corporate companies.
- Ericsson microwave planning to BSCs
- Tellabs 8605, 8606 & 8620 installations and configurations
- WIMAX maintenance
Reason for leaving: Career advancement

Implementation Engineer


December 2002 - April 2007

Salary: R 26000

- Supervised PLESSY project coordinators
- Oversaw the new site build to completion
- Managed data base for projects
- Checked and approved plans and quote for site builds
- Checked new site builds BOM (bill of materials
- Did quality checks on all site build and BTS swap outs including 3G installations
Reason for leaving: Relocated to be closer to home

Radio Engineer


August 1998 - December 2002

Salary: R 24000

- To keep the network live to minimise call setup failures
- Ensure the availability of the network is kept high and the congestion levels are kept low and drop- call rate to a minimum
- To keep the network up I attended to faults as quickly as possible and also optimised the network by doing upgrades and building new sites
- Uploading new software into the network, so that information is processed faster and efficiently without hiccups
- Monitored the performance of the network i.e. availability, congestion and drop-call rate using optima
lite program
- Producing monthly report with MTTR (Mean Time To Repair) figures to check the quality of the network
- Used T-MOS to check for A2/A3 alarms and sort them out thereafter
- Ensured maintenance work undertaken by contractors met MTN's specification
- Maintained the integrity of site configuration database and records systems
Reason for leaving: Career advancement

Technical Officer

Telkom SA

October 1991 - August 1998

Salary: R 19000

-I installed a number of PCM systems (pulse code modulation) in Kwa-Zulu Natal
-These PCM systems take in 30 lines or channels and multiplex them into a 2mbit/s stream i.e.
- Installed LTA (line terminating apparatus) these LTA systems power feed the line regens that are on the ground
- Installed an open wire system between a place called Ceza near Nongoma and Ulundi exchange
- I install these systems test and commission them then hand them over to the maintenance section in order to maintain them
- Installed a lot of PDH equipment i.e. Plesisyncronised digital hierarchy e.g. 2-8mbit/s, 8-34mbit/s,
34-140mbit/s, 4x2mbit/s OLS, 34mbit/s OLT, 140mbit/s OLTE and 565mbit/s
- Installed 2mbit/s interface equipment in a number of GSM sites i.e. MTN and Vodacom and other
corporate clients
- Built 2mbit/s interface equipment at our workshops then went out to install them in various GSM
sites in order to interface GSM equipment such as Motorola for Vodacom and Ericsson for MTN into
Telkom infrastructure
- Installed SDH equipment (synchronised digital hierarchy) in various Telkom exchanges in the country i.e. 155 add -drop mux, 622 add-drop mux, 2.5 gig hertz add-drop mux and 2.5gigahertz line
- Planning new digital routes,
- Upgrading existing digital routes,
- Liaise with clients for accommodation to house the equipment especially when providing the client with service using his or her premises for the equipment,
- Replacing open wire systems (copper based infrastructure) with digital systems (optical or microwave based infrastructure) and provision of infrastructure to automate rural areas
- Costing which included labour, transport, equipment, accommodation and allowances
Reason for leaving: Career advancement to GSM

Qualifications & Certifications

Management Development Programme

University Of Stellenbosch Business School

Ogwini Comprehensive High School

Project Management

University Of Johannesburg

Electrical Eng. Light

Mangosuthu Technikon

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