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     Date Submitted:17-11-2011
     Last Modified:17-11-2011 (12:38)
    Job information
     Current job:Support Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Keywords• Better understanding of Inmarsat coverage pattern and frequency distribution globally. • Working experience on Iridium LEO satellites, Setup including Classic Iridium and Iridium Open port. • Excellent in Managing medium to large wireless networ

    Driving             :           Holds full UK driving License

    Availability       :           30 days notice period



    I understand the technology from both a technical and business perspective. I believe in an open team-based knowledge-sharing environment. I like to exchange my knowledge and expertise with other colleagues. I am a career-oriented person with a positive attitude and I take all criticism constructively. I have a passion for technology and I would have a great honor to work for any company that has a vision and a mission, which I can be a part of.


    ·         Working experience on Inmarsat generation 2 and 3 coverage Including Regional and spot beams.

    ·         Better understanding of Inmarsat coverage pattern and frequency distribution globally.

    ·         Working experience on Iridium LEO satellites, Setup including Classic Iridium and Iridium Open port.

    ·         Excellent in Managing medium to large wireless networks including wireless link budgetary.

    ·         Excellent in Installations of Satlink, NERA, Furono, T&T and JRC’s Satellite systems (Including Fleet and BGAN system).

    ·         Excellent on Wireless Ethernet bridges (Wi-Lan, Afar communication, OS Gemini, VIP bridges, Ultima radio bridges and Redline).

    ·         Good experience on I-Direct Satellite Routers of infinity network.

    ·         Excellent on Satellite Modems including Datum system, Paradise, Datacom, EF data, Link sat.

    ·         Well experienced on Satellite RF equipments such as MTI, Buck, Patriot and Norsat which operates on C and Ku bands.

    ·         Excellent in provision and operation of the Private Mobile Radio (PMR) and mobile telecommunications services

    ·         Drive test and shakes down in cellular network.

    ·         Good experience of using, spread spectrum, BER tester, Tem 8.1 and different NMS systems.

    ·         Structured Cabling Design and installation.

    ·         Excellent knowledge of TCP/IP addressing, Multicasting, MPLS and sub-netting.

    ·         Solid understanding of RF communication and IP protocols.

    ·         Good experience of most of the Cisco Systems network equipment range routers, switches, Firewalls.

    ·         Excellent knowledge of Users management in windows 2000/XP/NT and Linux.

    ·         Good teaching skills, including some presentation ability and positive customer-facing attitude.

    ·         Documentation.





    Radio Frequency Communications Equipment:I-DirectSatellite systems, Satlink, NERA, Furono, T&T and JRC’s Satellite systems (Including Fleet and BGAN system). SCPC, VSAT, TDMA HUB, Radio Modem, different Antenna feed system and wireless Ethernet radio Bridges (LOS, Non-LOS and repeater mode), UHF, VHF antennas and VoIP Devices, Satellite Modems including Datum system, Paradise, Datacom, EF data, Link sat, Tem 8.1, BER tester, spectrum analyzer.

    Frequency BandsL, Ku, C, ISM, GSM 900 and Dcs-1800. 

     MS Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP/2003 System Administration, VPN, Routing and Remote Access.

    Transport protocols- TCP/IP, PPTP/L2TP/VPN/IPSec, SS7 and H.323.

    Routing protocols– RIP, IGRP.
    Cable protocols –Ethernet, Frame Relay, ISDN, DSL.

    Career Development


    Telaurus communications (UK office)

    Support and Commissioning Engineer

     July 2010 till Present


    Telaurus communication is a Globecomm Company, accepted as an Iridium and Inmarsat development partner as well as an Inmarsat Service Provider (ISP). Telaurus is a pioneer in the design and integration of high quality satellite communication systems. Providing end-to-end managed network services. Specializing in flawless, maritime communications, satellite networks, and satellite communications systems. My responsibilities are following.

    Ø  To control the Full Network Operations via Network control operation center, Based on Inmarsat and Iridium satellite network coverage for reliable voice, data and video connectivity.

    Ø  To monitor intelligent system and NOC for Satellite coverage and flow of voice and data traffic.

    Ø  Plan, Install, configure and manages VSAT - Fleet Broadband, OpenPort, Legacy

    Ø  Extensive customer support skills via both telephone and face to face at all levels

    Ø  Direct responsibility for the planning, testing and Installation of Satlink, NERA, Furono, T&T, Iridium and JRC’s Satellite systems (Including Fleet, legacy Iridium and BGAN system).

    Ø  Telaurus software testing, checking compatibility with different satellite equipment before Release.

    Ø  Involved in Customer support, review proposed customer solution, assist sales team and supports customer interaction with respect to outrage and services for link monitoring, fault escalation and troubleshooting

    Ø  To manage Broadband connectivity between LAN using different LAN’s topology.

    Ø  Been involved in international project and have worked in Germany, UAE and Singapore.

    Ø  Documentation


    Ufone gsm

    RF Management engineer

     August 2007 to july 2008


    Ufone is part of the Emirates Telecommunication Corporation Group (Etisalat) and they are the mobile and cellular service provider company having more than 30 Million subscribers. I served in RAN and my responsibilities were

    Ø  Equipments worked on were of Nortel and Nokia Siemens Network.

    Ø  KPI Analysis of new & existing sites. Monitoring the effect on neighboring sites KPIs as well..

    Ø  Pre & post analysis of sites after height reduction by monitoring their drive tests & KPIs.

    Ø  EDGE drive tests using Ericssons tool’s TEMS 8.2 & its KPI monitoring.

    Ø  Resolving remote LAC definition issues.

    Ø  To monitor intelligent system and NOC server for any alarms and if any alarm come report it and troubleshoot it.

    Ø   Definition of new cell and LAC.

    Ø  manage the data of HLR on reports.DIU distribution.

    Ø  Inspire of all this having good knowledge about HLR, VLR  AUI, PCMS, call routing phenomena,SS7,SCPS.

    Comstar ISA

    System support Engineer

    June 2004 to September 2006


    Comstar is the service provider of choice for mission critical networks including Banks and Oil & Gas Companies the main focus of their operations is Wireless Communications – Satellite and Terrestrial Broadband. They are working with Infosat communication Canada on several projects. My responsibility was to commission and troubleshoot all kind of wireless services including Satellite and terrestrial connectivity’s.

    Ø  Managing medium to large wireless networks including wireless link budgetary in a mobile telecoms environment using wireless Radio and Satellite links.

    Ø  Connection and Optimization of wireless links for several Banks country wide using wireless Radios and Satellite links.

    Ø  Link budgeting and frequency planning.

    Ø  Managing the engineering teams on several wireless projects.

    Ø  Involved in installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of wireless Radios and BGAN countrywide.

    Ø   Planning and commissioning of WAN using different wireless Radios wireless Ethernet radio Bridges (LOS, Non-LOS and repeater mode), UHF, VHF antennas Multiplexers, VoIP Devices and Ground communication equipments of satellite systems such as  I-Direct Technology, SCPC, VSAT, TDMA HUB, Radio Modem, different Antenna feed system.

    Ø   To test and diagnose the fault of wireless Radio’s and Satellite link using spectrum analyzer, BER tester, Power meter and NMS systems.

    Ø  Involved in Customer support, review proposed customer solution, assist sales team and supports customer interaction with respect to outrage and services for link monitoring, fault escalation and troubleshooting


    Education Training & Certifications



    Degree or Certification 

    Dec 2009

    University of BradfordUK

    MSC (Mobile and Satellite communication)



    Postgraduate diploma in Business Management   



    Bachelors in Engineering (Computer systems)


    Cisco Systems







    GlobeComm Communications USA

    Ethical Training









    Inmarsat Training Academy UK


    Inmarsat Training Academy UK




    Satlink UK

    BGAN I4-eye Satellite system Training


    Generation 2 and 3 Satellite Coverage Training


    Level 2 Satlink certified Engineer for FB Antennas and Terminals



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