Telecom Project Manager
Last Updated: 22nd June 2018 (over 4 years ago)
Strong credentials in providing value addition and end benefits as per customer requirements; attaining & surpassing assigned objectives related to Operations and maintenance of Passive infra, Telecom project management, swap management, O&M planning and Bid management & Tower sites NOC operations.
Dynamic and result oriented professional with 30 years of experience in the Telecom industries including over 4 years of international exposure.
Working as a Head NOC-Operations & Performance Management June-2017- Till Date
• Sites being monitored currently : 25000+
• Geography : Pan India
• OSS Co-Managed : 04 (ZTE, NSN, Huawei, Ericsson)
• Type of Networks Accessed : Active & Passive
• Total Team Size @ Global Command Center (24X7) : 300+
Monitoring & Diagnostics
Inventory & Spares Management
Vendor Management & Third party coordination
Diesel filling management & EB Bill payment management
OPEX & CAPEX Management
SLA KPI management
Test & Repairs centre
GTL Infrastructure Ltd. April 2012- May-2017
Regional Delivery Head- East Region
O&M of Passive infrastructure of Assam, North East, Bihar, Jharkhand, ROWB, Kolkata and Odisha Circles having 10,000+ sites. End to end responsibility of delivering SLA, Customer interaction at CTO level. AOP Planning, SLA delivery and monitoring.
Maintaining the uptime with proper vigilance and maintenance of infra network availability as per the MSA.
Customer handling for Multitenant sites having Aircel, Vodafone, Idea, Airtel , RCOM, BSNL and R-Jio
Handling Team of 1000+ resources
Role & Responsibility:
Planning & execution in maintenance for BTS sites to keep Network infra Uptime to 99.95%
Detailed analysis of penalty trend for the Uptime and execution of the reduction plan.
Analysis for the R&M cost and the OPEX.
Responsible of preparing of all types of MIS reports and forwarding to Customer.
Monitor & Controlling of Diesel consumption for all BTS sites.
Maintaining & connection of Electricity Power status at BTS sites.
Fault management to upkeep the max network availability also to avoid sites for frequent outages.
Vendor management for AC/DG/SMPS repairs
Up gradation for Infra & Passive equipments at BTS sites to accommodate Higher Tenancy.
Preventive & Corrective maintenance of infra equipments.
Started Petro card based In-house diesel filling in Assam Circle
Reduced DG night restrictions outages in Assam & NE circle
Started In-house rectification of DG and SMPS
Infra rectification and CAPEX deployment on 1600 Sites
GTL Ltd. Mumbai April 2010-April 2012
General Manager O&M Planning (International Business)
Wored as a General Manager O &M Planning, Global Support since April 2010. Responsible for responding RFP, RFq related O&M business globally. Supporting the regions APAC, SAARC, AFRICA, EUROPE for preparation of Managed Services proposal, P&L, Customer meetings, solutions presentation, resource identification, project kick off support for 2G and 3G Network operations and maintenance which includes Active and Infrastructure elements.
Understanding of program and project management challenges, techniques and their application within the telecommunications environment
Responsibilities include development of budgets, methods, procedures, and tools that pertain to the operation & maintenance projects.
Responsible for budgetary planning (P&L Responsibility), Cost Reduction / Cost Benefit, ROI analysis skills; CAPEX / OPEX reduction, programme / project management, project leadership, resource management.
Achievements in O&M Projects Sr No Region Country Account End Customer Duration in Months Site Count Manpower Count 1 SAARC Bangladesh Banglalink Banglalink Apr 2010-15 880 145 (60 month) 2 Nepal ZTE NCell Dec 2010-13 807 175 (36 month) Srilanka Huawei Airtel Dec 2009-11 636 38 3 (25 months) 4 Africa Kenya NSN Airtel June 2011-14 458 35 (36 months) Uganda NSN Airtel June 2011-14 143 16 5 (36 months) 6 Middle East KSA Huawei Mobily / STC Apr 2011-12 1150 (12 months) 7 NSN Mobily Apr 2011-12 560 (12 months) Qatar Huawei Qtel Nov 2010-11 15 5 8 (12 months) UAE Ericsson Du Feb 2011-13 860 40 9 (24 months) Total 5375
NECINDIA Pvt. Ltd. Dec 2009-March 2010
Regional Project Head for Andhra Pradesh & Karnataka Circle.
Worked as a Regional Project Head for Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka since Dec 2009. Coordination with MSP (NSN) and TTSL for monthly rollout of NEC MW for their GSM project both for TTSL and UNITECH .Handling team for both the states AP & KA having 50+ teams in each circles. Meeting the monthly rollout targets provided by customer. NMS integration of MW Hops. Managing P&L of circles with resource optimization and meeting business goals in terms of monthly site completion, AT and PAC generation. Meeting customer expectation with focus on Quality of network rollout to be maintained.
Manage MW rollout activities in the Customer project to ensure fulfilment of contractual targets and customer expectations within Cost baseline.
Ensure appropriate claim management and quality standards for delivering the MW services in scope.
Responsible for the general management of the entire MW team for TTSL rollout.
Responsible for the successful acceptance of all MW implementation work by the customer.
GTL/ IGTL Solutions (Saudi Arabia) LLC 2006 – 2009
Senior Manager (Telecom Pre-Sales Head and Delivery Support for Middle East Region)
GSM BTS & MW Implementation for 2G and 3G Networks in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and India for NSN, Ericsson, Huawei and Alcatel Projects ,STC, Mobily and Zain Saudi Arabia. This includes BTS and MW Installation and commissioning.
• Bid and RFP, RFQ, RFI management • Manage various telecom installations, covering NSN, Huawei and ALU BTS&MW installations and upgrades • Define and Deliver the targets to the delivery team. • Run regular formal review forums involving internal & external staff.
Drive Testing with TEMS Optimization
10 Engineers for 1 year
Providing professional manpower for various skill sets
100+Resources for 1 year
Wireless Survey Design Telecom Implementation Wireless RNO RNP
Site Survey, Installation testing and commissioning of NODE B and transmission equipments, carrier upgrade PAT
500+NodeB,450+Traffic Node and 100+Carrier Upgrades
Launch Phase 0,L+1,L+2,L+3
Installation of Indoor & Outdoor BTS Material covering BTS Equipment, GSM Antenna’s, Feeders, Connectors, Jumpers, etc. Installation of Microwave Radios, Antenna’s etc. Testing & Commissioning of Microwave Link Quality assurance & PAT for Civil, Telecom & Transmission Implementation of Site Handover Procedure
BTS SWAP Project for Airtel in Mumbai and Maharashtra for more than 1000 BTS for NSN project. 2004-2006
Project Manager GTL Ltd
Mumbai NSN project and Maharashtra NSN Project total 1000+ sites swapped successfully. This includes swapping of Motorola BTS during MDT, pre swap survey, identifying space for Nokia BTS, measuring RF Power of Old BTS, measuring feeder VSWR before and after swap.
Installation & Commissioning of NSN BTS & Microwave
Integration of BTS sites with NOC.
• The management of a multi-skilled team • Recruitment of new team members • Measurement of project progress against deliverables • Internal and external reporting at all levels • Liaison with the client and 3rd parties • Budgetary control
Installation & Commissioning of new sites with NSN Ultra site, Metro site BTS and Flexi hopper MW with IDU and RRU configuration
Project Coordinator BSS Implementation Alcatel-Lucent Saudi Arabia 2005-2006
During this period of almost one year worked as a BSS coordinator and handled BSS Rollout for Mobily in KSA for ALU equipments. Installed and commission ALU Evolium BTS and 9400 LX/UX microwave in 28/34/7 GHZ. Responsible for PAT activity. Daily status reporting to customer, warehouse management for BSS equipments delivery in time to the GSM sites, Technical guidance to engineers during BTS and MW commissioning and site integration. Almost 250+ sites implemented for ALU in Eastern Region of KSA.
Installation and commissioning of Alcatel Evolium BTS and UX/LX 9000 Series Microwave
Ensuring the timely and cost effective delivery of cell sites to meet the business plan •Management of the quality of work produced by the contractors • Receipt of acceptance documentation and handover into the operational network
Operation and Maintenance of Ku-band SCPC DAMA VSAT network at NOC having 40 Remote terminals for Three years. 2000-2003
O&M Manager GTL Ltd.
The network was build for Government of Maharashtra under Maharashtra Emergency Earthquake Rehabilitation Project. Network consists of Video conferencing, email and Voice network in KU band. The base band equipments and NMS was from VIASAT and RF equipments were from Sierracom with 3.4 metre and 4.2 metre antenna. Uptime maintained was 99.99% under strict SLA.
Installation and Commissioning of Ku Band VSAT from VIASAT
SCPC DAMA, Radyne Modem, HSDU Configuration Testing
MELTRON 1987 – 2000
Installation and Commissioning of UHF/VHF Two way Radio’s
Card Level testing of UHF/ VHF Radio’s
On site repairs of VHF two way Radio’s
Test and Measuring Instruments Handled
Anritsu/Bird Site Masters
RF Power Meters of HP and Radart
Spectrum Analyzer HP
Signal Generators and Network Analyzers
Marconi Communication Test Setup
RF Field Strength Meters
Ultra site BTS and Flexi hopper Microwave Installation and Commissioning at NSN New Delhi
Evolium BTS and 9400 Series Microwave Installation and Commissioning at Alcatel-Lucent Cairo Egypt.
Large Earth Station Operations
Huawei BTS Commissioning
NEC SDH Commissioning
Mastering LTE 2 days training from Award Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.
3 Years full Time Diploma in Electronics Engineering 1987
PMP Certification from PMI USA since 2007
— Jun 2020
Diploma in Electronics Engineering
— Jan 1987
Associate Vice President
— Apr 2018
Telecom Project Management
VSAT NOC Operations
— Nov 2000