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     Date Submitted:12-02-2016
     Last Modified:08-05-2017 (07:34)
    Job information
     Current job:Assistant Director (Technical)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSatellite frequency coordination and interference analysis Telecommunication, Space and terrestrial services RF Monitoring/ drive test


    To get an opportunity to improve my existing technical and management skills and to develop new ones by working as a part of a team of talented people in a competitive and challenging environment



    Gender                 Male

    DOB                      21st June 1981

    Domicile               Rawalpindi/ Punjab

    Marital Status     Married

    Nationality          Pakistani

    Religion               Islam


    Professional Experience


    Frequency Allocation Board (FAB), Islamabad (PAK)          Dec, 2010-Present

    •   Working as Assistant Director (Technical) at National & International Satellite Frequency Coordination Department

    •   Performing detailed Interference Analysis for resolving issues between PAK and foreign Satellite Networks.

    •   Preparing and exchanging draft proposals with opposing administrations in order to reach at mutually acceptable solutions/ bilateral agreements regarding GSO & Non-GSO Satellite Networks of Pakistan.

    •   Preparing plans & documentations for submission to ITU for obtaining new frequency assignment/ orbital slot.

    •   Preparing Advance Publication Information, Coordination Files and Notifications data of PAK Space Networks to be submitted to ITU for registration/ publication in order to get international recognition and validating the rights on the planned frequency/ orbital resource.

    •   Evaluating the biweekly ITU Circulars (IFIC) regarding the publications of interfering satellite networks of foreign administrations potentially affecting PAK Satellite Networks.  

    •   Raising/ registering objections with ITU and the concerned administrations related to the foreign satellite networks having potential to cause interference to PAK Satellite/ terrestrial networks.

    •   Negotiating with foreign administrations to resolve their objections within the regulatory time frame.

    •   Good command on ITU-BR Software tools for queries/ analysis and submitting comments related to Satellite Network Filings of Pakistan.

    •   Sound Knowledge of Articles 9 and 11, Appendix 30, 30A and 30 B of ITU-BR Radio Regulations related to Space/ Terrestrial Services in the planned/ unplanned Frequency Bands.

    •   Preparing/ exchanging necessary monitoring analysis reports for resolving of spillover/ cross border interference issues related to local radio/ mobile networks.

    •   Also engaged in Frequency Spectrum Monitoring system which includes training on R&S TSMQ Coverage Measurement System (GSM/ CDMA Network Scanning & BTS Position Estimation) using Romes Spectrum Network Analyser (Rohde & Schwarz) and other monitoring tools/ equipment.


    NETKOM, Islamabad (PAK)                                          March, 2008–Aug, 2009

    •        Worked in Radio Frequency Department as a RF Optimization Engineer

    •        Performed issues based drive testing of Base Transceiver Stations according to the monthly Roll out plan

    •     Carried out Monitoring/ optimization of different Key performance and quality parameters of 2G-GSM Networks

    •       Explored different aspects of RF Optimization using TEMS 8.0

    •        Resolving all the interference including co-channel/ adjacent channel and no service, Handover issues

    •        Good Command on troubleshooting connecting device


    PTCL, Rawalpindi (PAK)          Sep, 2007–Oct, 2007

    Worked as an Trainee in NMS(DXX) Optical Fibre System

    Responsibilities were to monitor the DXX(Digital cross connect)

    Network that was maintained on the databases (NewBridge and Tellabs)

    Dealing with the corporate clients of the DXX network and having their complaints


    UFONE, Islamabad (PAK)          July, 2006–Aug, 2006

    Worked as an Trainee in Radio & Transmission Department with PTML (UFONE), MSC Islamabad

    Testing BTS Radios Transmission in case of any call drop or failure.


    Teaching Experience

    Engaged as Lecturer (Visiting Faculty) at Islamic university & Preston University, Islamabad



    Masters in Communication Engineering (Major in Wireless Communication)    

    Institute of Space Technology Islamabad


    Bachelors in Electrical (Telecommunication) Engineering                                      

    COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Islamabad


    Diploma in Electronics Engineering          

    Swedish Institute of Technology, Rawalpindi



    Application Development including substantial knowledge of

    ITU-BR SpaceCom Software tools, TEMS, Romes

                       Matlab, Anasoft HFSS, C/C+


    IT Proficiency       Microsoft office, Internet and Email


    Languages           English, Urdu, Punjabi




    Include                  travelling, Visiting new places and reading books. Enjoy all sports particularly Cricket


    Journal Publications during Master’s Thesis

    1. KhurramShahzad, SaqibSaleem, Qamar-ul-Islam, “Effect of Multipath Channel Parameters on Performance of Spectrum Sensing using Energy Detector”, World Applied Science Journal (WASJ), Vol.16, Issue.9, pp.1329-1333, 2012

    2. SaqibSaleem, KhurramShahzad, Qamar-ul-Islam, “Performance Evaluation of Energy Detection Based Spectrum Sensing Technique for Wireless Channel”, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Science and Engineering (IJMSE), Vol.3, Issue.5, pp.31-34, May 2012

    3. KhurramShahzad, SaqibSaleem, W.Aziz, Qamar-ul-Islam, “Periodogram Spectrum Sensing using Blackman Tukey Method”, World Applied Science Journal (WASJ), Vol.21, Issue.12, 2013


    Other Achievements/ Trainings/ Workshops:

    ITU Asia-Pacific Centers of Excellence Distance learning Course Satellite Network Registration Procedures and International Regulationsconducted by ITU Academy.

    Workshop on “Satellite Communication” held at Military College of Signals, National University of Science& Technology, Rawalpindi.

    Workshop on “3G-UMTS Technology Planning and Optimization” held at Military College of Signals, National University of Science & Technology, Rawalpindi.

    Training on R&S TSMQ Coverage Measurement system at FAB Headquarters, Islamabad.

    Online Course “Basic Principles of International Communications Regulation and policy” Conducted by Washington College of Law (WCL) in collaboration with International Telecommunication Satellite Organization (ITSO)

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