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Bernardo Castro

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Last update: 09.07.2015

A BSS, RAN and network Engineer who is performance-driven professional leveraging a strong balance b

Graduation: not provided
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Languages: English (Limited professional)

Skills

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
Ericsson UMTS/LTE Integrator / Installer, Contelsys (under Ericsson on T-Mobile Project – Los Angeles, California Market)
Apri 9 - 18, 2015
 
  • T-Mobile DUL-to-DUS Swap & DUS31-to-DUS41 Swap
 
  • Primary Responsibilities:
 
  1. Pick up pre-loaded DUs and deliver to site. Access site and coordinate with Wavsys support for swap-out.
  2. L700 installation and integration
  3. Generate technical reports and close out packages required on a customer basis.
 
  • Trainings / Seminars
 
T-Mobile L700 RBS Installation & Integration
Ericsson, Piscataway, New Jersey
Installation, integration, commissioning of Ericsson LTE equipment
April 6-8, 2015
 
Ericsson UMTS/LTE Integrator / Installer, Contelsys (under Ericsson on AT&T Project – Georgia Market)
December 2010 – present
 
  • Installation, integration, commissioning of Ericsson UMTS 3106, 3206, 3418, 3518 & RRUWs to cater 1st / 2nd / 3rd / 4th & 5th carrier frequencies.
  • Provide support for special project of re-configuration over the network in accordance to customer needs (1st / 2nd / 3rd / 4th & 5th carrier frequencies
  • Installation, integration, commissioning of new Ericsson UMTS/LTE equipments (DUW, DUL and DUS) to cater 1st / 2nd / 3rd / 4th & 5th carrier frequencies. Generate reports on EAMS and implement auto call test.
  • Coordination with internal and external groups in the formulation and implementation of network modifications especially with AT&T & Ericsson PMs, IMs and Network Supports (NIC, RFs, LNRC, MSN, PCO)
  • Installation, integration, commissioning of Ericsson 6xxx units for UMTS & LTE on Alltel sites (acquired by AT&T).
  • Primary Responsibilities:
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  • Installation, commissioning, integration of Ericsson UMTS / LTE both manually and automated (Smart Laptop)
  • Performed manual and automated call test significant to customer requirements (in accordance to Ericsson\'s EAMS)
  • Generate technical reports, site database and other administrative documents critical to network management
  • Isolation and troubleshooting of unit equipment alarms and external factors affecting UMTS.
  • Carry out pending factors necessary for site integration
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  • Trainings / Seminars
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    Ericsson LTE RBS6xxx
    Ericsson, Plano, Texas
    Installation, integration, commissioning of Ericsson LTE equipment
     
    AT&T CBU-DUW Modernization
    Ericsson, Plano, Texas
    Installation, integration, commissioning of Ericsson CBU-DUW equipment
     
    BSS Engineer / Technical Support / Network Engineer, Globe Telecom
    May 2004 – November 2010
     
  • Operation and maintenance of Nokia BSC (2i/3i) / Nokia WCDMA FlexiBTS / Nokia BTS (Ultrasite/Metrosite/Talk) / Huawei Wimax BTS / Transmission equipments (Nokia PDH/Nera SDH & PDH/NEC PDH/Huawei IP Radio Optix & Metro Ethernet Quidway/Siemens PDH/Alcatel SDH & PDH / Repeaters (Xinmin) and support facilities in the National Capital Region of the Philippines
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  • Provide support as technical support Engineer (2nd line maintenance) to other groups
  • Coordination with internal and external groups in the formulation and implementation of network modifications
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  • Primary Responsibilities:
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  • Give technical support solutions and resolve network quality alarms
  • Generate technical reports, site database and other administrative documents critical to network management
  • Conducts BTS echo-training class within Globe Telecom
  • Attends regular meetings with vendor (eg nokia & ericsson) for immediate resolution of technical problems encountered within the network
  • Resolve site outages thru cost-effective deployment of resources with adherence to required Network Availability
  • Negotiate with internal and external groups in the resolution of technical and administrative issues
Technical Activities : 
  • Installation & commissioning of Nokia WCDMA FlexiBTS, BTS Ultrasite & Flexihopper radios, Ericsson RBS Equipment & Minilink radios, Huawei BTS and IP radios, feeder cable, panel antenna, flexbus cable, grounding, and microwave antenna
  • Implement Node B & BTS commissioning and integration for new sites under projects on support basis
  • Implement BSC 2i/3i CD Loading (Nokia DX200) and BTS Software Loading
  • Implement Nokia Flexihopper S/W upgrade, and H/W changeout or swapout
  • Implement Node B & BTS TRX capacity upgrade or downgrade as required
  • Implement Intratalk – to - Ultrasite BTS hot swap
  • Installation of rectifier and back-up battery with AC/DC cabling
  • Implement IMA, LapD, OMU signaling rate upgrade
  • Implement  Site BSC re-homing and/or ET migration
  • Implement transmission loop protection via reconfiguration of BTS (Intratalk & Ultrasite) and Nokia Metrohub or Nokia DN2
  • Implement transmission rerouting as contingencies during prolonged site outages
  • Implement cabling and circuit provisioning for E1 trail of new 2G and 3G sites
  • Implement cabling of ET TCSM to ET MSC during A-Ter Upgrades
  • Implement rectifier/power system dimensioning and modifications when required 
  • Implement BTS cabinet, antenna, feeder cable and other telecom structures’ relocation upon immediate requirement of site lessors
  • Conduct telecom acceptance for new sites
  • Conduct test calls and signal strength survey for areas with subscriber complaints and provide necessary recommendations
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  • Trainings / Seminars
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    WNTG Cadetship Training Program (Value, Mission Vision, Networking Seminar, Positive Discipline (Code of Conduct), Five S, Influencing Others, Problem Solving and Decision Making)
    Astoria Tower, Gold Loop Ortigas
     
    Facilities Management Training (AC Power System/Motors, Generators, UPS, Grounding / TVSS, Aircon System/DTS, Tower and Bldg Structures, Fire Protection System, DC Power System)
     
    Basic WCDMA  Course                                                        Basic GSM Course
    Manda Host, Mandaluyong                                                Astoria Tower, Gold Loop Ortigas
     
    Nokia WCDMA FlexiBTS                                                      Nokia BTS Ultrasite Course
    Valero MSC, Valero St, Makati City                                    MSC Test Bed – Globe Telecom Plaza 2
     
    Nokia BTS COM_DE34 (Talk Family)                                 Course    Principles of Transmission (Core)
    MSC Test Bed – Globe Telecom Plaza 2                           Astoria Tower, Gold Loop Ortigas
                                                                           
    Nokia 2i BSC Training                                                         Train The Trainers (T3)
    MSC Test Bed – Globe Telecom Plaza 2                           Astoria Tower, Gold Loop, Ortigas
     
    Siemens Node B 88x Integration                                      IP 101 Basic Internet Protocol
    Siemens – Makati city                                                         Manda Host, Mandaluyong
     
    Anritsu BTS Master MT8222A                                           Siemens PDH Refresher Training Course
    Manda Host, Mandaluyong                                                Sabrina Warehouse – Paranaque City
     
    PDH / SDH Transmission System                                       Nera Evolution Series (Nera PDH - 63xE1)     
    Astoria Tower                                                                       Sabrina Warehouse – Paranaque City
                                                                                                   
    NEC Pasolink                                                                         Line Driver Modem (CTC)
    Sabrina Warehouse – Paranaque City                             Park Royale BSC – Ortigas, Pasig City
     
    One Commerce Spacelink                                                   Xin Min Frequency Shift Repeater
    Pasig Warehouse, Pasig City                                              Conf Rm D – 3F Globe Telecom Plaza 1
     
    Guanri Frequency Shift Repeater                                      Xinmin 2W Repeater Band Selective Repeater
    Conf Rm D – 3F Globe Telecom Plaza 1                           Park Royale BSC – Ortigas, Pasig City
     
    Defensive Driving                                                 Industrial Rope Access Training
    MSC Test Bed - Globe Telecom Plaza 2                            Five-13 - SEM & Manda Host Tower
     
                    Industrial First Aid & Basic Life Support Course
    Atlantic Safety Consultancy Inc – Anilao,Batangas
     
    Junior Technician, Timezone (Leisure and Allied Industries Philippines Incorporated)
    August 2003 – March 2004
                    Duties and responsibilities include maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of fun game machines and its networking systems. Attends weekly regular meetings with the General Manager and the Operations Manager concerning status of machines
     
    Trainee (On-The-Job-Training), Ericsson Philippines
    Mid-April, 2001 – Mid-May, 2001
                    Undertook trainings concerning installation / commissioning and O&M of Ericsson RBS equipments in line with operator’s rollout project. Participated in the rollout implementation and testing of Ericsson RBS 2202/2206/ 2207. Assisted in configuration of Ericsson RBS changing DTRU, DXU, CDU, back plane and software loading of RBS IDB. 
DEGREE / ELIGIBILITY / AWARDS / HONOR EARNED
 
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate –Undergraduate (June,2009-January,2010)
National Computer Center – Quezon City, Philippines
Passed CCNA 1-4 Semesters
  • BS Electronics and Communication Engineer (June,1997-March,2002)
University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines
  • Licensed Electronics and Communications Engineer (November, 2002)
Licensed Electronics Engineer (May 14, 2008)
PRC Registration No. 0027760
  • Passed Civil Service Sub-Professional Examination (October, 2001)


HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Teamwork oriented and has high level of enthusiasm
  • Take pride in doing a good job and achieving positive results
  • Able to communicate effectively to all levels of management and highly professional

SKILLS
  • Computer proficient, highly knowledgeable in computer software and networking systems
  • Knowledgeable in 2G ,3G, Wimax, LTE architecture
  • Knowledgeable of routing and switching protocols (Cisco)
  • Knowledgeable in technical troubleshooting (BTS – NSN(ultra/intra and Ericsson RBS 2xxx/3xxx/6xxx, BSC, TRS, Core TRS)
  • Excellent knowledge of Digital Transmission Networks (PDH, SDH, DWDM and FOBN), 2G/3G/Wimax networks and an understanding of 2Mb trunk routing
  • Experienced and high knowledge in the use of electronics diagnosis tools such as HP frequency spectrum, frequency counter, VSWR meter, BER test equipment, OTDRs, multi-testers
  • Capable of reading schematic diagrams of electronic devices
  • Knowledgeable in design/integration of BTS(NSN-ultra/intra and Ericsson RBS 2xxx/3xxx / 6xxx, Metrohubs, TRS
  • Capable of working under time pressure and / or deadlines
  • Ability to read, write and verbally communicate in English and Filipino
  • Has comprehensive driving skills

Project history

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Time and spatial flexibility

Preferred USA but will consider other location based on safety and package/rate.

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