Adeoye - IT / Telecomunication Engineer/ Cisco Proffesional - Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Mission Adeoye

Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Services

IT / Telecomunication Engineer/ Cisco Proffesional

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Summary:

TRAINED PROJECT MANAGER, CISCO PROFFESSIONAL -CCNA, CCNP, 2G/3G/4G EXPERT, RAN/UTRAN ENGINEER, MULTIVENDOR NMC/ NOC O&M. TROUBLE TICKETING/INCIDENCE MANAGEMENT.

Work History

REGIONAL MANAGER/RAN EXPERT

AIRTEL GHANA / MP INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

From December 2012

(ERICSSON MANAGED SERVICES)


• Manage a team of 120+ technical resources to support Field Operations and maintenance countrywide in a managed services environment.
• Preventive maintenance of 2G/ 3G RAN network (RNC (3810, S.V:W10)/Node B 6201/6102, 6101)
• Preventive maintenance of 3G RAN network (RNC (3810 S.V:P7, Node B: W10)/Node B 3206/3116, 3216).
• Preventive maintenance of passive node (generator, inverters, batteries, PIUs - Power Interface Unit, IPMS).
• Preventive maintenance of Transmission nodes
• Corrective maintenance of 2G/ 3G RAN network (RNC (3810, S.V:W10)/Node B 6201/6102, 6101).
• Corrective maintenance of 3G RAN network (RNC (3810 S.V:P7, Node B: W10)/Node B 3206/3116, 3216).
• Corrective maintenance of passive node (generator, inverters, batteries, PIUs - Power Interface Unit, IPMS).
• Corrective maintenance of Transmission nodes
• Mentoring, training, re-training of local personnel.
• Co-ordinate all Network activities i.e. Work Orders, Planned work, outages and maintenance
• Collate and provide out of hours support details to 24/7 team.
• Analyse and identify all Network status reports, Performance statistics and Customer faults for appropriate fix and escalation within defined guidelines
• Ensuring 99.9% network/service availability as agreed in SLA
• IP planning and assignment for NodeB integration, implementation
• IP planning, assignment and implementation on 3G nodes
• IP verification and testing to ensure 3G Fibre network integrity

• Defining and refining processes and procedure to improve KPIs and reduce MTTR.
• Ensure services and support personnel is always available on a 24X7 Rota basis
• Strong knowledge in Ericsson 3G UTRAN Nodes.
• Strong Knowledge of Ericsson Mini-link Traffic Node.
• ATPs for RBS 6000 nodes.
• Basic and advanced setup of Mini-link Traffic Node.
• Traffic routing, re-routing and integration of new sites using Ericsson mini-link Traffic node
• Software upgrade (Baseline, module etc.) and Hardware upgrade...

RAN EXPERT

AIRTEL GHANA/ IHS GHANA LIMITED

October 2011 - November 2012

(ERICSSON MANAGED SERVICES)
• Manage a team of 65+ to support Field Operations and maintenance across the country in a managed services environment

• Preventive maintenance of 3G RAN network (RNC (3810 S.V:P7, Node B: W10)/Node B 3206/3116, 3216).
• Preventive maintenance of passive node (generator, inverters, batteries, PIUs - Power Interface Unit, IPMS).
• Preventive maintenance of Transmission nodes
• Corrective maintenance of 2G/ 3G RAN network (RNC (3810, S.V:W10)/Node B 6201/6102, 6101).
• Corrective maintenance of 3G RAN network (RNC (3810 S.V:P7, Node B: W10)/Node B 3206/3116, 3216).
• Corrective maintenance of passive node (generator, inverters, batteries, PIUs - Power Interface Unit, IPMS).
• Corrective maintenance of Transmission nodes
• Mentoring, training, re-training of local personnel.
• Co-ordinate all Network activities i.e. Work Orders, Planned work, outages and maintenance
• Collate and provide out of hours support details to 24/7 team.
• Analyse and identify all Network status reports, Performance statistics and Customer faults for appropriate fix and escalation within defined guidelines
• Ensuring 99.9% network/service availability as agreed in SLA
• IP planning and assignment for NodeB integration, implementation
• IP planning, assignment and implementation on 3G nodes
• IP verification and testing to ensure 3G Fibre network integrity
• Preventive maintenance of 2G/ 3G RAN network (RNC (3810, S.V:W10)/Node B 6201/6102, 6101).

• Defining and refining processes and procedure to improve KPIs and reduce MTTR.
• Ensure services and support personnel is always available on a 24X7 Rota basis
• Strong knowledge in Ericsson 3G UTRAN Nodes.
• Strong Knowledge of Ericsson Mini-link Traffic Node.
• ATPs for RBS 6000 nodes.
• Basic and advanced setup of Mini-link Traffic Node.
• Traffic routing, re-routing and integration of new sites using Ericsson mini-link Traffic node
• Software upgrade (Baseline, module etc.) and Hardware upgrade on Ericsson...

ERICSSON RBS 6000 EXPERT

ERICSSON RBS

May 2011 - October 2011

(AIRTEL MANAGED SERVICES)

• Operation and Maintenance of 2G/ 3G RAN network (RNC (3810, S.V:W10)/Node B 6201/6102, 6101).
• Operation and Maintenance of 3G RAN network (RNC (3810 S.V:P7, Node B: W10)/Node B 3206/3116, 3216).
• Mentoring, training, re-training of local personnel.
• Strong knowledge in Ericsson 3G UTRAN Nodes.
• Strong Knowledge of Ericsson Mini-link Traffic Node.
• ATPs for RBS 6000 nodes.
• Basic and advanced setup of Mini-link Traffic Node.
• Traffic routing, re-routing and integration of new sites using Ericsson mini-link Traffic node
• Software upgrade (Baseline, module etc.) and Hardware upgrade on Ericsson Mini-link TN
• Quality audits (internal) on network nodes.
• DCN configuration, Bridge configuration (Ethernet over IP) and PDH configuration on Mini-link TN.
• Migration of link using Mini-link TN
• Support for 3G UTRAN Nodes.
• Integration of Node from the RNC/BSC and Field.
• Operation and maintenance of RNC (3810)
• Generation, modification and Loading of O&M scripts on Node B during integration
• Retrieval of Finger prints from new site for Licensing
• Operation and maintenance of other Node B (3206, 3216, 3116)
• Field support for FLM during escalated fault resolution
• Remote support and On-field support for FLM during escalated fault resolution.
• Support for installation of Node B 6201, 6102, BBS (6102, 6201),
• Commissioning, Testing, Integration for Node B 3206, 3216, 3116,
• Good knowledge of tracing and working experience with RAN fault finding and fault assessment
• Perform RAN software and hardware upgrade of RAN Nodes
• Strong knowledge in the use of 3G-OSS applications
• Good knowledge of IP and ATM transport network layer
• Good knowledge of RAN signaling protocols UNISAAL, NNISAAL, NBAP, RANAP and RNSAP
• Handling of 3G Licensing and software issues and features
• Good Knowledge of lu, lub and lur 3G interface
• Handle performance checking on 3G RAN and work with RF team to optimize network.
• Good knowledge of...

Consultant on Airtel-Ghana Network Expansion

ERICSSON AB

October 2010 - May 2011

(Phase 4) project

ERICSSON RAN IMPLEMENTATION SUPERVISOR.
IMPLEMENTATION AND SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES
• IP planning and assignment for DCN design for transmission network
• Mentoring of Installation personnel.
• Test and integrate BTS (RBS 6000 series and RBS 2000 series)(4G/3G/2G)
• Software upgrade/downgrade on TN remotely and locally
• Installation, integration and commissioning of new link using Ericsson Mini-link TN (2P, 6P and 20P)
• Link budgeting/calculation/planning for microwave link implementation
• Strong Knowledge of Ericsson Mini-link Traffic Node.
• ATPs for RBS 6000 nodes.
• Basic and advanced setup of Mini-link Traffic Node.
• Traffic routing, re-routing and integration of new sites using Mini-link Traffic node
• Software upgrade and Hardware upgrade on Ericsson Mini-link TN
• DCN configuration, Bridge commissioning and PDH configuration on Mini-link TN.
• Migration of link using Mini-link TN
• Daily, weekly and monthly report of project progress to Implementation manager.
• Manage and support the Authorized Services Provider (ASP) teams during site installation.
• Path calculation, path profiling, path loss assessment.
• Test and configure Ericsson Mini-Link TN radios and other microwave equipments
• Integrate new microwave links to existing network, as per DCN plan via SOM
• Organize and coordinate the project progress with the Project Manager, Customer and ASPs
• Ensure that the Installation process is followed and that correct methods, instructions, checklists, tools and reports are used.
• Follow up on quality audit finding and outstanding items list.
• Provisional site acceptance from the ASP and FSO personnel
• Assure that the customer approves and accept the installation work
• Reject wrong Installation execution
• Act and report on bad performance by the ASPs.
• Supervision of work being executed by ASPs' to ensure quality work delivery.
• Installation/commissioning/ integration of Microwave links.
• Perform visual inspection...

Technical pre-sales agent for WIMAX Vendor - Ghana-Africa

ALVARION NETWORKS

February 2010 - September 2010

Consultant on Alvarion Solution interoperability with Operators and ISPs in Ghana.

• Technical advisory for IP implementation for clientele networks.
• Aggressive sales activities to exceed set-out targets.
• Meetings with top and middle management of existing clients and prospects to intimate on business and product offering.
• Interface between operator decision makers and Vendor to secure deal in a win-win strategy
• Technical site survey, coverage map design.
• Bid document collation/submission
• Strategic meeting with sales team to map out strategies for creating market opportunities.
• Technical presentation to clients on products and offering
• Market research into ISPs and Operators with WiMAX license and those in the process of getting.
• Organization of road shows, promotional and awareness activities.
• Drawing up of itinerary for vendor strategic visits and programmes.
• Bid/tender ground work, research and assessment to ensure competitiveness.
• Prospecting and follow-up activities until commitment level.

Consultant on ZAIN

SHABAKKAT/INFRATECH-Africa

November 2008 - February 2010

-Ghana 3.5G project Managed Services
NMC RAN TEAM LEAD/ CONSULTANT (3G RAN ENGINEER) Ericsson solution
TEAM LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES
• Coordinating the shift composed of Nine Engineers (BSS/NSS/IN VAS/GPRS/IT/TX/MPBN) for effective NOC operation and control to ensure 99.9% service availability as agreed in SLA, after site audit/acceptance, in other to exceed internal and external customer expectation in terms of KPI and MTTR.
• Manage the 24/7 Surveillance function for Zain Network, ensuring an appropriate shift
• Ensure good communication and information flow between staff.
• Ensure provision is made for shift handover to take place during shift change over • Co-ordinate all Network activities i.e. Work Orders, Planned work, outages and maintenance
• Collate and provide out of hours support details to 24/7 team.
• Analyse and identify all Network status reports, Performance statistics and Customer faults for appropriate fix and escalation within defined guidelines
• Escalation of appropriate faults to 1st Line Maintenance/OSS Support Engineer.
• Escalation/Notification of Service Affecting problems to higher management as per defined process.
• Ensure Trouble Ticket tracking, updating, rectification and clearance of fault conditions achieving minimal downtime.
• Provide main interface with Customer services for end user problem management.
• Understanding of Network Operations and Maintenance procedures and processes
• Liaise with other operators, Fixed and Mobile, on Transmission related problems
• General administration tasks and generate reports as required

RAN RESPONSIBILITIES
• Operation and Maintenance of 3G RAN network (RNC(3810, S.V:P6 )/Node (B3216/3206/3116/ P6)
• Strong knowledge in Ericsson 3G UTRAN Nodes
• Performed acceptance (ATP) for RNC
• Strong experience in support of 3G UTRAN Nodes
• Configuration and Integration of Node B from the OSS
• Operation and maintenance of RNC (3810)
• Operation and maintenance of Node B 3206, 3216, 3116
• Field...

Consultant on MTN

LM ERICSSON

April 2008 - October 2008

3G project) Managed Services
3G RAN ENGINEER/ NMC FRONT OFFICE SHIFT LEADER

FRONT OFFICE RESPONSIBILITIES
• Escalation and Notification of critical and major outages to relevant parties.
• Interworking with Huawei Network engineers on fault resolution on 3G network.
• Resolution of Critical, Major and Minor alarms within Client-defined MTTR.
• Monitor alarms and performance information to identify faults or degradation
• Provide initial analysis to localize issues and restore.
• Perform Fault Management by co-coordinating support resources, managing
Technical escalation to ensure fault is rectified within KPI.
• Running of routines & health checks to determine network status.
• Respond to escalated Customer Network faults.
• Create and update network trouble tickets.
• Manage interconnect outages with other carriers.
• Manage Change Management activity on the networks in real time to ensure all activities comply within approved time frames.


RAN RESPONSIBILITIES
• Operation and Maintenance of 3G RAN network (RNC(3810, RXI 820( S.V:P5) )/Node (B RBS3216/RBS 3206/RBS 3116/3303 P5)
• Strong knowledge in Ericsson 3G UTRAN Nodes
• Strong experience in support of 3G UTRAN Nodes
• IMA group mapping , creation and trouble-shooting
• Configuration and Integration of Node B from the OSS
• Operation and maintenance of RNC (3810)
• Operation and maintenance of Node B 3206, 3216, 3116
• Field support for FLM during escalated fault resolution
• Support for installation of Node B 3206, 3216, 3116,
• Support for installation and maintenance of RBS 2116, 2216, 2111
• Commissioning, Testing, Integration for Node B 3206, 3216, 3116,
• Good knowledge of tracing and working experience with RAN fault finding and fault assessment
• Perform RAN software and hardware upgrade of RAN Nodes
• Strong knowledge in the use of 3G-OSS applications
• Good knowledge of IP and ATM transport network layer
• Good knowledge of RAN signaling protocols UNISAAL, NNISAAL, NBAP, RANAP and RNSAP
•...

RAN/NETWORK SUPPORT ENGINEER

IpNX Telecommunication. Ltd

March 2005 - April 2008

JOB DESCRIPTION
• Ensuring 99.9% service availability to clients as agreed in SLA
• Ensure services and support personnel is present at NOC on a 24X7 Rota basis
• Network Planning /Implementation and maintenance.
• Integration of Hub Traffic with multiple remote stations on TDM/SCPC and TDM/STDMA.
• Network Server client application and control
• Local/remote storage/retrieval systems, FTP/TFTP server backups. Windows NT/2000/2003 server configurations
• Hard/software installation, maintenance, upgrade
• DHCP/DNS/TFTP WINS setup and use
• NOC link monitoring on shift of a 24x7 basis
• 3rd level support for clients based on escalated report from network surveillance team.
• Cisco Routing and Switching. VPN, IPsec, MPLS
• Microwave Transmission Implementation- SDH, PDH, Point to point, point to multi-point.
• Link design/budgeting/site survey
• Monitoring and Tracking of VSAT links in Hub Environment using Spectrum Analyzer.
• WAN link monitoring.
• LAN integration, troubleshooting and maintenance on Cisco platform.
• Configuration of VSAT Modems ( Ipsat, Comtech, Paradise Vipersat and Ipricot (DVB)
• Firm ware Upgrade on MODEMS.
• Bandwidth Monitoring and implementation using PACKEETER packet shaper.

Expertise in:
• QUALITY INSPECTION AND SUPERVISION
• System integration and commissioning (2G, 3G, 4G (Wimax))
• Use of Site master for Sweep test (VSWR, Distance to Fault, Return loss, feeder length)
• Technical Site survey (TSS)
• Path Profiling and Path Calculation
• Link Budgeting
• Map Info and Coverage Maps design
• Ericsson Service-On Manager (SOM)
• WCDMA Ericsson 3G Element Manager
• MO shell for WCDMA 3G Nodes
• OSS-RC apps such as WCDMA RAN explorer, transport viewer, node-B status analyzer
• Basic administration of UNIX operating system
• Use of UNIX/LINUX CLI
• Use of UNIX shell scripting using VI editor
• Basic administration of Windows operating system
• Use of WINFIOL, Putty, F-secure etc
• Bison FTP and Ws FTP for...

Projects

profile/Experience

COMPETENCIES:• Proficient in Enterprise LAN/MAN/WAN Routing and Switching on CISCO platform.• Configuration of routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP, RIPv2, IS-IS.• LAN/WAN/MAN design, implementation and maintenance.• Design and configuration of Advanced BGP Policy Based Routing (PBR) options on a service provider backbone multi-homed to two ISPs with load-balancing options• Implementation of Squid (Cache server) for optimized bandwidth usage• Deployment of packet-shaper for effective network performance• Implementation of Quality of Service (QoS) on Cisco routers for reliable Voice over IP (VoIP) delivery with minimum delay and jitters on the link • Implementation of Differentiated services -DiffServ (QoS) on high speed core• Real time monitoring of the network performance using network management software e.g. cacti, Solarwinds etc.• Escalation of faults unresolved within the limit of the SLA• Troubleshooting network problems and ensuring prompt resolution of faults.• Proficient in core routing and switching in ISP internet backbone ensuring 24/7 availability and reliability in broadband internet delivery and solutions• Implementation of overlay-VPN, frame mode MPLS VPN and IPSec VPN on high speed service provider core.• Configuration of MPLS Traffic Engineering TE tunnels on an MPLS Network core for optimized bandwidth usage.• Advanced configurations of Cisco routers for enhanced security e.g. AAA new-model• Implementation of Home Agent on Cisco Router for mobile IP administration.• Knowledge of networking & troubleshooting in UNIX/LINUX environment.• Installation and commissioning of Mini Link antenna and radio. • Upgrading and configuration of Radio/Modems.• Operation and maintenance of Mini link through Service-On-Manager (SOM)• Hardware and software cross-connection of E1s• Installation and maintenance of long Distance High Capacity Transmission radio.• BERT/Intereference test on microwave/VSAT links• Troubleshooting and maintenance of Radio links • Proficiency in radios such as PCOM, WALKAIR, SAF, NEC• Installation of radios on 2.5GHz, 3.5GHz, 10.5GHz and 15GHz.• Supervising the point-to-point and Point-to-Multipoint microwave installations and alignment of antennas.• Technical site surveys, line-of-sight (LOS) using balloon, roaming and observation with the use of GPS for radio links• Using Maps, path-profile, site drawing to determine scope of work for assigned job.• Conduct LOS analysis Work with the Implementation team to perform construction design to specify the antennas height for tower construction • Coordinates with the transmission Department for the implementation of the designed transmission network.• Assist in Transmission planning/design Using MapInfo professional 8.5 SCP for mapping, Rerouting of transmission link using TEMS Link Planner and Atoll tool to verify, and give back report whether there is obstacles along the line of sight• Updating detail reports on TSS/LOS done.• Installation and Configuration of ETU Cards For Wimax• Troubleshooting and maintenance of Radio links PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCEFebruary 2010 – Till dateALVARION NETWORKS (WIMAX)Technical pre-sales Representative for WIMAX Vendor in Ghana-Africa.Consultant on Alvarion Solution interoperability with Operators and ISPs in Ghana. November 2008 –February 2010SHABAKKAT/INFRATECH-AfricaConsultant on ZAIN-Ghana 3.5G projectNMC TEAM LEAD/BACK OFFICE CONSULTANT (RNC /NODE B ENGINEER)April 2008 – Oct 2008 LM ERICSSON Nigeria (Consultant on MTN 3G project) UTRAN ENGINEER/ SHIFT LEADERMarch 2005 – April 2008 ipNX Telecommunication. Ltd. Nigeria(FIELD/ NETWORK SUPPORT ENGINEER /SHIFT COORDINATOR)TEAM LEAD RESPONSIBILITIES• Coordinating the shift composed of Nine Engineers (BSS/NSS/IN VAS/GPRS/IT/TX/MPBN) for effective NOC operation and control to ensure 99.9% service availability as agreed in SLA, in other to exceed internal and external customer expectation in terms of KPI and MTTR.• Manage the 24/7 Surveillance function for Zain Network, ensuring an appropriate shift • Ensure good communication and information flow between staff. • Ensure provision is made for shift handover to take place during shift change over • Co-ordinate all Network activities i.e. Work Orders, Planned work, outages and maintenance • Collate and provide out of hours support details to 24/7 team. • Analyse and identify all Network status reports, Performance statistics and Customer faults for appropriate fix and escalation within defined guidelines• Escalation of appropriate faults to 1st Line Maintenance/OSS Support Engineer. • Escalation/Notification of Service Affecting problems to higher management as per defined process.• Ensure Trouble Ticket tracking, updating, rectification and clearance of fault conditions achieving minimal downtime. • Provide main interface with Customer services for end user problem management. • Understanding of Network Operations and Maintenance procedures and processes • Liaise with other operators, Fixed and Mobile, on Transmission related problems • General administration tasks and generate reports as required BACK OFFICE RESPONSIBILITIES• Operation and Maintenance of 3G RAN network (RNC(3810, S.V:P6 )/Node (B3216/3206/3116/3518 P6) • Strong knowledge in Ericsson 3G UTRAN Nodes• Performed acceptance (ATP) for RNC• Strong experience in support of 3G UTRAN Nodes• Integration of Node B from the OSS• Operation and maintenance of RNC (3810)• Operation and maintenance of Node B 3206, 3216, 3116• Field support for FLM during escalated fault resolution• Support for installation of Node B 3206, 3216, 3116, 3508 & 3518• Commissioning, Testing, Integration for Node B 3206, 3216, 3116, 3508 & 3518• Good knowledge of tracing and working experience with RAN fault finding and fault assessment• Perform RAN software and hardware upgrade of RAN Nodes• Strong knowledge in the use of 3G-OSS applications• Good knowledge of IP and ATM transport network layer• Good knowledge of RAN signaling protocols UNISAAL, NNISAAL, NBAP, RANAP and RNSAP• Handling of 3G Licensing and software issues and features• Good Knowledge of lu, lub and lur 3G interface• Handle performance checking on 3G RAN and work with RF team to optimize network.• Good knowledge of TCP/IP, ATM and data communication• Provision of surveillance, first level and second level support for RNC (3810 SV P6)• Provision of surveillance, first level and second support on 2G RBS• Operation and maintenance of BSC nodes• Perform capacity upgrade of Ericsson RBS 2000 family• Edge Upgrade of Ericsson RBS 2000 family.• Provide surveillance, first/second level support for the 3G network. • Use of OSS tools with Moshell, Winfiol and Alarm list viewer to monitor and trouble-shoot alarms.• Node B Integration/Re-Integration.• Resolve faults on UTRANCELLS/NODE B/RXI/RNC using EMAS, OSS RC, and RANOSS (RNC 3810, RXI 820, NODE B 3303, 3116, 3206, 3216).• Escalation and Notification of critical and major outages to relevant parties. • Resolution of Critical, Major and Minor alarms within Client-defined MTTR.• Monitor alarms and performance information to identify faults or degradation • Provide initial analysis to localize issues and restore.• Perform Fault Management by co-coordinating support resources, managing Technical escalation to ensure fault is rectified within KPI. • Running of routines & health checks to determine network status. • Respond to escalated Customer Network faults. • Create and update network trouble tickets. • Manage interconnect outages with other carriers.• Manage Change Management activity on the networks in real time to ensure all activities comply within approved time frames. • Ensuring 99.9% service availability to clients as agreed in SLA • Network Planning /Implementation and maintenance.• Integration of Hub Traffic with multiple remote stations on TDM/SCPC and TDM/STDMA.• Network Server client application and control• Local/remote storage/retrieval systems, FTP/TFTP server backups. Windows NT/2000/2003 server configurations• Hard/software installation, maintenance, upgrade• DHCP/DNS/TFTP WINS setup and use• NOC link monitoring on shift of a 24x7 basis• 3rd level support for clients based on escalated report from network surveillance team. • Cisco Routing and Switching. VPN, IPsec, MPLS• Microwave Transmission Implementation- SDH, PDH, Point to point, point to multi-point.• Link design/budgeting/site survey• Monitoring and Tracking of VSAT links in Hub Environment using Spectrum Analyzer.• WAN link monitoring.• LAN integration, troubleshooting and maintenance on Cisco platform.• Configuration of VSAT Modems ( Ipsat, Comtech, Paradise Vipersat and Ipricot (DVB)• Firm ware Upgrade on MODEMS.• Bandwidth Monitoring and implementation using PACKEETER packet shaper

Qualifications & Certifications

Information Technology

University of Wales

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

University of Ibadan

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