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     Date Submitted:05-01-2018
     Last Modified:05-01-2018 (07:44)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Manager Satcom
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators
     KeywordsSatcom, Satellite Communication, VSAT, Teleport, DTH

    Goal-oriented professional targeting assignments in Satellite Communication, VSAT/NOC/Hub Operations/Teleport, Broadcast Engineering and Project Management


    April’05-May’08 with Bharti Airtel Limited as VSAT Hub Incharge-Air Port Authority of India

    Wholly responsibe for managing the VSAT Hub Operations, located at Airport Authority of India, New Delhi

    Managed 24X7 shift operations, maintained 99.999 % Network up time

    Maintenance & Preventive maintenance of Hub Antenna, Uplink System, Base band equipment etc

    Carrier assignment, configuration & bandwidth planning for SCPC, DAMA & PAMA VSAT Links

    Site creation, delition & configuration management as per the customer requirement

    Coordinating with field engineers for new site installation, antenna alignment & configuration

    Coordination with Viasat ( USA based VSAT Solution provider Company) for continiual service improvement & new thechnological requirements

    Managed logistics relationg to Hub & remote site requirements


    May’00-May’05 with Comsat Max Limited as VSAT Hub- Sr. Engineer

    Worked as engineer at VSAT Hub, ensuring smooth Hub operations & Network up time

    Maintenance & Preventive maintenance of Hub equipment

    Site configuration & carrier assignment for new sites

    Coordinating with field activities for new Installation & commissioning of VSAT sites. Alignment & fine tuning of the antennas

    Installation & Configuration of Cisco Routers, Switches, LAN & WAN


    July’98-May’00 with Essel Shyam Communication limited as VSAT Hub-  Engineer

    Worked as shift engineer at VSAT Hub, responsible for maintaining shift operations

    Observing equipment health, adhering defined process

    Rectification of fault & errors

    Sattellite/vsat Technologies



    VSAT Hub & NMS

    Gilat/Viasat/ND Satcom VSAT Solutions

    ~ CPI/Xicom/Aglis/EF Data/Comtech High Power Amplifiers

    ~ Codan/Gilat/Aglis RFT

    ~ Vertex RSI/Visat High Diameter Antenna Operations

    ~ Gilat/Viasat Linkway/Sky Link/Sky Wan Indoor Equipmets

    ~ Antenna Control Units

    ~ Beacon Tracking Receivers

    ~ Antenna switching System

    ~ GD Satcom Equipmets

    ~ LNB Switching Control Units


    Core competencies


    ~ ITIL Certified Professional

    ~ VSAT Hub/NMS Operations

    ~ Teleport Operations


    ~ Shift Operations Management

    ~ Satellite Communication

    ~ Satellite Link Budgeting


    ~ Configuration Management

    ~ DVB/DVBS-2

    ~ MPEG-2/MPEG-4/HEVC/H.264

    ~ Strategic Management

    ~ Project Management

    ~ Operations Management


    ~ Leadership

    ~ Team Management

    ~ Vendor Management

    ~ Project Release/Change Management

    ~ Business Process Re-engineering / Automation

    ~ Training and Development



    Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Punjab Technical University, Punjab

    B.Sc. – IT from Punjab Technical University, Punjab

    Diploma in Electronics & Communication from Government Polytechnic Ghaziabad


    Profile Summary

    Result-oriented professional with nearly 20 years of experience in implementing and managing the critical projects and operations for  Satellite Communication, VSAT Hub/NOC, Teleport & Broadcast domain

    Successfully Managed critical VSAT Hub Operations with nearly 10 years for Comsat Max Ltd, Bharti Airtel Limited & Airport Authority of India

    Well versed with all VSAT/Satellite Technologies, expertise in managing critical NMS operations for maintaining highest network up time

    Coordinating with regulatory authorities for  necessary approvals, providing technical support to logistic department for required clearance  

    Leading team of Satcom professionals, ensuring highest up time & smooth operations, implementing & executing new requirements

    Proficient in architecture and designing of VSAT Hub, Teleports, Satellite Links, estimating strategic business requirements, designing and implementing Satcom & Broadcast Engineering solutions to suit business requirements

    Competent in providing insight for strategic projects that impact multiple functional areas within the organization; skills to track and conduct analysis of key strategic initiatives, recommend indicated actions to grow top line revenue while also increasing profitability

    Expertise in managing and participating in complex technical projects and initiatives to accomplish identified goals

    Strong commitment to professional standards and ethics and capability to create & sustain a dynamic environment that fosters development opportunities & motivates high performance amongst team members


    Organisational Experience


    Since Aug’16 with Videocon D2H Limited, India

    As Senior Manager: Satcom & Teleport Operations


    About Videocon D2H Limited, India

    Videocon D2H Limited is leading Indian DTH (Direct to Home) service provider company, broadcasting 400+ channels/turn around services in segment of Standard Definition & High Definition video. Company is having subscriber base of about 15 million delighted customers in India.


    About Videocon D2H Teleport/Uplink Center

    Company is having its primary Teleport/Uplink Center at Greater Noida, India, a state of art/world class teleport deploying CPI 2.4 Kilowatt Klystron High Power Amplifiers, 9.0 Meter Vertex Uplink Antenna with 1:1 redundant configuration and OPT mode Auto Antenna Tracking System.

    Teleport is currently handling transmission capacity of 10 carriers of 54 MHz and 2 carriers of 36 MHz to ST-2 Satellite located at 88 degree East.


    Key Result Areas:

    Managing Satellite based Operations, ensuring  24X7 basis uptime of all 12 carriers ( 10 Carriers of 54 MHz & 2 Carriers of 36 MHz)

    Responsible for deploying highest  processes & maintaining good health of Teleport  equipment  High Power Amplifiers, Antenna Auto Tracking System, BTR, Antenna Switching System

    Responsible for scheduling and managing maintenance and preventive maintenance of Teleport equipments to  avoid any type of down time

    Responsible for managing 24X7 basis shift operations of Teleport. Providing technical support to shift engineers for maintaining highest level quality of services

    Ensuring smooth operations of Teleport, deploying highest industry standards & processes

    Bandwidth planning & executing carriers configuration  high data throughput

    Recovering the disaster related to DTH and executing the site at Bharuch, Gujarat, India


    May’14 – July-16 with Space Link Systems Pvt. Limited, Ghaziabad, India As Lead-Satcom Solutions

    Provide technical support to different Teleport Operators,  for ensuring their highest uptime

    Designing of RF/Satcom Network as per customer needs based on different solutions available in market

    Responsible for installation commissioning of Antenna and other RF equipments at different teleports/Sites

    Providing on site/remote support for customers for any type of technical fault in equipment

    Providing technical support to customers for necessary approvals from regulatory authorities


    May’08 –April-14 with Videocon D2H Limited, Greater Noida, India

    Responsible for managing Teleport Operations 24X7 basis, ensuring no outage in operations

    Ensured smooth shift operations, scheduling maintenance and preventive maintenance of Teleport equipment

    Architecture & Implementation of Teleport  having complete redundancy of 1:1 Uplink Chain including Vertex RSI 9.0 meter Antenna, CPI 2.4 Kilo Watt Klystron Power Amplifiers, OPT mode Auto Antenna Tracking system

    Designing & implementation of TVRO Network for acquiring Satellite based content including Vertex RSI 3 Meter Receive Only Antennas, Evertz Bipolar Antenna Switching System

    Expertise in Satellite Link Budgeting including Earth Station TX EIRP, Antenna gain, Path Losses,  uplink & downlink C/N

    Managing and coordinating the day-to-day planning, design, operations, and maintenance of the Teleport  with organization objectives, technological resources, and telecommunications strategic and tactical planning

    Supervising ST-2 Satellite operations, managing satellite bandwidth issues and providing resolutions for Satellite Operations



    With Nearly 20 Years experience of Successfully managing Teleport & VSAT Hub Operations  with highest uptime


    Personal Details

    Date of Birth: 21st January, 1978

    Languages Known: English & Hindi

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