The trainer is a Senior Trainer of Telefocal Asia. He is a Chartered Engineer professional specializing in mobile communication technologies. He has done numerous consultancy work in the fields of GSM, GPRS, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, LTE Radio Planning and Optimization, Indoor Network design, Optimization for clients in USA, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific (e.g. Ericsson USA, Cingular Wireless USA, Wataniya Telecom Kuwait, TSI USA, XLcomindo Indonesia, Tata Infotech Asia Pacific, Escotel, CDAC, Modi Korea telecom, and Punwire).
He has considerable experience on GSM and UMTS Network Design and deployment and is currently heavily involved in HSPA and LTE related consultancy and training in many parts of the world.
He graduated from the Gulbarga University with a degree in
Electronic and Communications Engineering and holds various
certifications from many companies. He was an associate in the Six
Sigma drive for Escotel, the first operator in India to make the
network Six Sigma compliant.
After his studies, he has been involved in RND as Project Officer (Scientist B category) with CDAC (formerly known as CEDTI – there are only 6 CDAC in all over India for the research and design of communication systems).
After gaining considerable skills and knowledge on different air interface technologies, he was appointed as Deputy Manager with Escotel, Associate Consultant with Tata Infotech in System Integration division, Senior RF Engineer/Consultant with Wataniya Telecom, Kuwait, TSI-USA, Senior UMTS Consultant in Cingular-USA responsible for designing, planning and optimizing the GSM,GPRS, EDGE, UMTS & HSDPA networks. He has been awarded with “Certificate of Appreciation” and ELITE team member for implementing EDGE in Wataniya Telecom, Kuwait.
For the past 15 years, he has been working as a freelance wireless communications consultant with projects mainly from mobile network operators and broadband providers.
The trainer is a Senior Trainer of Telefocal Asia. He is an engineering professional specializing in mobile communication technologies. In the past, he has completed numerous consultancy projects in Europe and the Middle East for companies like Wind, Orange, Vodafone, Q-Telecom, Forthnet, TeliaSonera, IPwireless and ARCchart. Focussed areas of his consultancy includes GSM Cell Planning and Optimization, Indoor Network Design and Optimization, GPRS and WCDMA Radio Network Planning and Optimisation, Wireless LAN and Broadband Wireless Access technologies like Flash-OFDM, IPWireless TDD, WiMAX and WiBRO.
He has considerable field experience on WiMAX and LTE Network Design & Deployment. Currently he is heavily involved in WiMAX and LTE training and consultancy in many parts of the world, some of which are based in Europe and Asia.
He graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering and holds a MSc in Mobile Communication Systems & DSP from the same university. After his studies, he worked as a research engineer on future wireless communication technologies (3.5G, 4G, MIMO etc...) at the Orange Research & Innovation department in Bristol UK. Equipped with valuable skills and knowledge on different air interface technologies, he was later appointed as a 3G Senior Network Planning Engineer and responsible for the design, planning and optimization of the Orange UK network.
He has sound experience on designing the architecture of radio access solutions for 2G, 3G, 4G and special projects design authority for indoor & enterprise solutions. For the past 5 years, he has been working as a wireless communications consultant with projects of mobile network operators and broadband providers. In one of his recent project, he was responsible for the testing & evaluation of several Wireless Broadband Technologies and the Designing Authority for RF propagation study of GSM/UMTS in Railway Tunnels.
He has the required expertise and skills in planning/designing and providing GSM/UMTS Radio coverage for special events (e.g. F1 Silverstone, Glastonbury Concert etc…), indoor as well as outdoor solutions. He was awarded certificates on GSM / GPRS / 3G Network planning and Frequency Allocation programs as well as Indoor Design, Advanced Cell Planning and Optimization.
The trainer is also a Telefocal instructor certified to deliver Metro Ethernet Forum Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF CECP) training. He has in-depth knowledge on IP Ethernet planning and Backhauling and has conducted many trainings on IP/Ethernet backhauling and Packet Radio networking in the past years.
The trainer is an Associate Trainer of Telefocal Asia. He is a dedicated, pro-active Telecom specialist with excellent interpersonal and communication skills specializing in the areas of education, design and technical project management for all aspects of training and consultancy.
Over the professional career, the trainer has worked across the broad spectrum of Telecommunication, and most recently successfully introduced E-testing as part of an appraisal system.
He has provided his professional expertise in the area of Networks from LAN’s to WAN’s, PBX system. He has built mega networks for different telecom companies. He has spearheaded DSL, Video conferencing development for Telco’s. As a professional Telecom Consultant, He has successfully deployed networks from TDM to IP using many forms of network communication equipment for transport from Wire-line to Wireless.
The trainer has been working in various leading telecom operators and vendors, during last 20 years. He has spent many years as a CPE installer, troubleshooter and customer developer by engaging the customer in new VOIP and Unified Communications solutions. He has developed several training programs that leads the technical professionals from traditional TDM based network towards All-IP based networks. He has successfully done trainings on TCP/IP, VOIP, QOS, VLAN, 802.x, WiFi etc.
The trainer is an Associate Trainer of Telefocal Asia, providing lectures on GSM/UMTS network operations and optimisation. With more than 15 years of practical work for leading Telecommunication System Operators and Vendors, he has extensive GSM and SS7/C7 knowledge. Previously, he worked for Philips Kommunikations Industrie AG Germany, Lucent Technologies and NOKIA and delivered numerous trainings to GSM Network Operators, Service Providers and System Vendors alike.
Starting his career as a GSM system engineer with Philips Kommunikations Industrie AG, Germany (acquired by Lucent Technologies) he was involved in GSM BSS integration in many European countries. At the time when GSM became the world's leading standard for Mobile Communication Systems, he realized the importance of deeply understanding signaling protocols like SS7/C7, GSM call handling procedures and various GSM system parameters. Working with protocol analyzers like HP37900D, K1103 and MA-10, he was able to monitor and analyse virtually every SS7/C7 layer/application - MAP, TCAP, SCCP, INAP, ISUP, MTP, BSSAP.
Moving to Asia in 1995 he had played a leading role as Technical Manager on a project for Lucent Technologies to implement two GSM networks for the customer in Brunei Darussalam. In 1999 Lucent Technologies employed him as Technical Consultant to support GSM network operations for both BSS and OMC. During that time he implemented "Training-on-the-job" program for the customer and the development and implementation of network monitoring / analysis procedures and tools as a basis for preventive maintenance.
As a member of Lucent's "BSS Network Optimisation Working Group" he worked on the definition of KPI’s and standards to evaluate network performance in order to achieve total customer satisfaction. He had devoted substantial part of his career to network operator's requests for trainings and workshops on network optimization topics, he spent extensive time working on GSM network parameters and procedures, influencing the radio interface performance.
For his outstanding performance, he received Certificates of Awards and Diplomas from GSM key players like NOKIA, Ericsson, Lucent Technologies and many other companies.
The trainer is a Senior Trainer of Telefocal Asia. He is an Associate Professor. He teaches telecommunications networks and transmission networks. Since 1991, he worked on SDH and network synchronization issues, with special regard to clock stability measurement, first with SIRTI S.p.A (1991-1993) and then with CEFRIEL consortium (1994-1999).
He has been Senior Member of the IEEE since 1999. He is Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Communications Society.
He is Vice-Chair of the Transmission, Access and Optical Systems (TAOS) Technical Committee and voting member of the Globecom/ICC Technical Content (GITC) committee of the IEEE Communications Society. He has been appointed Symposia Chair of IEEE GLOBECOM 2009, Symposium Chair in ICC2004, GLOBECOM2005, ICC2006, ICC2007, GLOBECOM2007, ICC2008, TPC Vice-Chair of the IEEE Optical Network Design and Modelling 2005 conference (ONDM 2005) and Workshop Chair of IEEE CCNC 2008. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials. He was appointed tutorial lecturer in IEEE conferences ICC2000, GLOBECOM2002, GLOBECOM 2003 and GLOBECOM 2005. He served on ETSI and ITU-T committees on digital network synchronization.
He is author of about 50 papers, mostly in IEEE conferences and journals. His current research interests focus mainly on traffic modelling and optical networks.
The trainer is an Associate Trainer of Telefocal Asia. He is a PMP-Certified Telecom Engr having over 20 years of rich experience in various areas of Telecommunications and Information Technology. His field expertise covers transmission, optical networking, microwave, wireless technologies & data networking. He has strong quality and skills in leadership, teamwork, analysis, negotiation and communication. Trainer has Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering from KFUPM (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals) Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
He is PMP-Certified and has been teaching various Management and Technical subjects at Lucent Technologies, PTCL, CASE and Islamic University. He has also delivered numerous trainings to telecom operators in Africa, Middle East and Oceania.
Trainer has direct experience on technology management, field trials of new technologies, analyzing the technical requirements of new projects, preparing technical specifications, technical evaluation of biding documents, approving Acceptance Test Documents, preparing engineering guidelines, and providing technical advice on network engineering matters. Currently he has been dealing with Next Generation Network, Transmission, Data Networks, WLL, Access etc and conducted technology field trials in operator environment.