Chukwuemeka Akaniro available

Chukwuemeka Akaniro

RF Engineer, RF Test Engineer, Data Science & Analytics, Content Writing and Copywriting

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  • 112105 Ifo LGA Freelancer in
  • Graduation: B.Eng. (Electronics and Computer Engineering)
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  • Languages: English (Full Professional)
  • Last update: 14.05.2020
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SKILLS
I am professional RF Planning and Optimization Engineer with over 11 years’ experience in the mobile telecommunications industry, providing Radio Network Planning, Design, Implementation, Tuning, Testing, Integration, Troubleshooting, Optimization and Project Coordination roles that have helped to establish hundreds of GSM, CDMA, WiMAX, 3G WCDMA, and LTE radio base station sites across Nigeria. A hard worker who enjoys working in a team but also excels in handling individual tasks; dedicated, dependable, and a natural leader with effective problem-solving and communication skills.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE AREAS:
     
        i. CW Testing, Model Tuning & Link Budget Analysis

       ii. Nominal Cell Planning & Coverage Prediction using TCPU/Mentum and Huawei GENEX-UNET
      iii. 
Use of MapInfo and Google Earth Pro during Planning Activities
      iv. RF Parameter Planning (Scrambling Codes, PCI, BSIC, MAIO, HSN, TCH & BCCH)
       v. 
LAC & Frame Planning
      vi. Traffic analysis and Dimensioning of Network Nodes/Interface (RBS, eNodeBs & A-bis Interface) 
     vii. 
Creation of Cells on the MSC using Ericsson OSS System and WINFIOL
     viii. Planning of Neighbor List Using Huawei GENEX APUS
       ix. Use of ASSET and PROMALYSIS for Site Database Management
        x. 
Network Performance Monitoring Using PMS, Huawei iManager-M2000, FACTS & ZTE (EMS) NetNumen
       xi. Loading of Cell Data during Site Integration
      xii. 
Tuning and RF Optimization (Worst Cell Analysis/Root Cause Analysis, Call Tracing, Parameter and Antenna Adjustments)
     xiii. 
Drive Test, Coordination of Drive Test & Drive Test Analysis (IBS/DAS Walk Tests inclusive) using TEMS Investigation & TEMS Discovery
     xiv. Preparation of Daily and Weekly Network Performance Reports
      xv. Monitor and Analyze BSS Alarms
     xvi. Ericsson Radio Base Station Implementation, Testing & Integration
    xvii. Site Quality Checks & Troubleshooting, including VSWR & DTR Tests
   xviii. Site Audit 
     xix. Setup and Commissioning of Ericsson Mini-link Microwave Link, including Link Alignment
     xxi. Programming in Python, HTML, CSS JavaScript & Java
     xxii. Problem-solving and Communication Skills
    xxiii. Project Coordination Skills
    xxiv. Presentation Skills
     xxv. Use of MS Word, MS, Excel, MS PowerPoint
    xxvi. Use of Git and Git Hub
   xxvii. Content Writing & Copywriting
  xxviii. Data Science & Analytics

PROJECT HISTORY
  • 03/2017 - 03/2018

    • Bell-x Limited
    • Telecommunications
  • Telecoms Engineer/Business Development Lead
  • * Carry out End to End 2G/3G Radio Access Network Planning, Tuning and Optimization,
    Including Network Monitoring, Parameter Adjustments, and Physical Optimization to Improve
    Service Quality
    * Carry out Worst Cell Analysis/Root Cause Analysis to Resolve Network Performance Issues
    * Preparation of Network Daily and Weekly Network Performance Reports showcasing Service
    Level Agreement to the Customer
    * Carry out Equipment Upgrades to Enhance Network Capacity
    * Responds to Subscribers' Trouble Tickets
    * Coordinate Drive tests
    * Analyzes Drive Test Data
    * Performs of Physical Optimization (Antenna Adjustments)
    * Monitor and Analyze BSS Alarms
    * Design and Implement of Fiber Optical Networks.
    * Prepared Project Bids for new Projects
    * Installed Outdoor Power Systems for over 17 Sites in Lagos to bring up ZTE LTE Radio Base
    Station Equipment in Lagos


    Additional Skills/Knowledge Area:

    * LTE RAN (Including Carrier Aggregation, LTE Multicarrier Technologies,
    Air Interface Structure, MIMO, Antenna, Beam-forming, LTE Frame, RRC
    Structure Success Rate, E-RAB Success Rate, etc.)
    *****LTE Optimization (Including enhancement of E-RAB Success Rate,
    ******RRC Success Rate, Physical Optimization)
    *****LTE Drive Test KPIs (Including PCI Plot, RSRP, RSRQ, SINR, BLER, RI, etc.)

  • 09/2012 - 07/2013

    • MTN Communications Nig. Ltd
    • Telecommunications
  • RF Planning and Optimization Engineer
  • * Worked with a team to Plan and Design over 2,000 GSM Sites for Network Expansion and
    Relief of Traffic Congested Sites Nationwide resulting in better Coverage and Network
    Performance
    * Carried Out RF Detailed Design and Configuration of Sites Using ASSET Planning Tool
    * Generated Network Traffic Analysis to showcase Relief of Traffic from Congested Sites
    * Used ASSET Planning Tool and PROMALYSIS for Site Database Management
    * Carried out Site Survey and Selection
    * Carried out Technical Site Survey
    * Prepared Cell Data for the Creation of Sites on the MSC before Site Integration using
    Winfiol
    * Planned RF Parameters (Including MAIO, HSN, TCH and BCCH) for GSM Multiband Cell
    Implementation in Port Harcourt Region
    * Planned Neighbor Lists for new GSM Sites to be Integrated to the BSC
    * Carried Out Network Performance Monitoring of newly Integrated GSM Sites using ZTE (EMS)
    Netnumen and FACTS tools

  • 05/2012 - 08/2012

    • Aircom/ECL (MTN Project)
    • Telecommunications
  • 2G RF Planner
    • Carried out Cluster Tuning/Optimization Drive Tests for GLO Network, Lagos Region
    • Carried out Analysis and Reporting of Drive test Data for the Customer’s Assessment and Acceptance
    • Carried out Pre-launch Drive Test of Newly Installed GSM Sites (Including CSSR test, EDGE/GPRS test, Coverage test, and Handover test) covering over 10 Sites
    • Carried out Data-oriented Drive Test for MTN WiMAX Network covering over 10 Sites using Genex Probe
    • Carried out Pre-launch Drive Test of newly Installed GSM Sites (Including CSSR test, EDGE/GPRS test, Coverage test and Handover test using TEMS Investigation) covering about 50 sites in the South East and South-South Regions of Etisalat Network
    • Carried out Analysis and Reporting of Drive test Data for Customer’s Assessment and Acceptance
    • Carried out Antenna Correction and Adjustments for Improved Cell Coverage
    • Carried out Cluster Optimization Drive Test
    • Carried Benchmarking Drive Test for comparison of Etisalat Network against another Competitor
    • Carried out Site Investigation Drive Test (Including Swap Check)
    • Carried out Site Audit for Conformity Assessment

  • 07/2011 - 03/2012

    • LM Ericsson Nig. Ltd
    • Telecommunications
  • 2G Optimization Engineer
  • * Carried out Nominal Cell Plan for over 500 GSM Sites, including determination of Antenna
    Azimuths, Tilts, and Heights, for the Expansion of Airtel Network in Lagos Region, which
    resulted in improved Network Performance
    * Carried out Model Tuning/Link Budget Adjustment to Improve the Accuracy of Nominal Cell
    Planning and Prediction using TCPU/Mentum
    * Carried out Coverage Prediction & Validation of over 2,000 newly Planned and Existing
    Sites for the Expansion of Airtel Network in Lagos Region
    * Carried out Walk Tests after IBS/DAS, FEMTO, Planning, and Installation.
    * Created Drive Test Routes for Routine Drive Test within Lagos Region
    * Coordinated Drive Tests (Including Single Site Verification Drive Test, Customer
    Complaint Drive Test, Benchmarking Drive Test, Routine Drive Test, and Cluster Tuning/
    Optimization Drive Test) of over 3,000 Sites of Airtel Network, Lagos Region, which
    resulted in improved Network KPI Performance
    * Carried out Analysis of Drive Test Data and Recommendations for Optimization, using TEMS
    Investigation, to enhance Network Performance.
    * Carried out Analysis and Reporting of Competitive Benchmarking Drive Tests for the
    Comparison of the Performance of Airtel Network with her Competitors for Decision Making.
    * Selected Site Candidates from Technical Site Survey (TSS) Reports for Implementation and
    Installation
    * Provision of over 500 2nd Cuts for Preparation of Cell Design Data needed to launch
    newly Planned Sites and Cell on Wheel (COW)

    Additional Skills/Knowledge Area:

    * 3G UMTS Cluster Tuning (Including Swap Detection and Corrections, Antenna Adjustments for
    Coverage Enhancements, and Reduction of Pilot Pollution)
    * Use of TEMS Route Analysis in Analysis of 3G SSVD Drive Test Data
    * Preparation of a 3G Tuning DT Report Showing Ec/No, RSCP and PSC
    * Primary Scrambling Code Planning Using MapInfo in conjunction with Microsoft Excel

  • 04/2010 - 07/2011

    • GTL International Nig. Ltd.
    • Telecommunications
  • RF DT Engineer
  • * Carried out Cluster Tuning/Optimization Drive Tests for GLO Network, Lagos Region
    * Carried out Analysis and Reporting of Drive test Data for the Customer's Assessment and
    Acceptance
    * Carried out Pre-launch Drive Test of Newly Installed GSM Sites (Including CSSR test,
    EDGE/GPRS test, Coverage test, and Handover test) covering over 10 Sites
    * Carried out Data-oriented Drive Test for MTN WiMAX Network covering over 10 Sites using
    Genex Probe

  • 12/2009 - 03/2010

    • Merit Telecoms Nig. Ltd. (Huawei/Visafone Project)
    • Telecommunications
  • Senior RF Engineer
  • * Carried out 2G and 3G RF Optimization (Including the addition of Neighbor Cells and Antenna
    Adjustments), which resulted in Improved Network Performance
    * Carried out Network KPI Optimization (Parameter Tuning /Adjustment) using I-Manager M2000
    * Carried out Monitoring, Data Collection and Root Cause Analysis of Network Traffic Statistic
    Data (Including KPI Counters: CSSR, HOSR, and CDR) using Performance Monitoring System and
    Huawei I-Manager M2000
    * Monitored and Analyzed BSS Alarm using Huawei Local Maintenance Terminal (LMT)
    * Carried out Worst Cell Analysis/Root Cause Analysis and Reported Outcomes to the Customer
    * Prepared Network Daily and Weekly Performance Reports for the Customer
    * Responded to Trouble Tickets to resolve Subscribers' Quality Issues
    * Performed Call Tracing using I-Manager M2000
    * Carried out Single Site Verification Drive Test (Including Coverage tests Soft/Softer
    Handoff tests and CSSR test) using Pilot Pioneer Drive Test tool
    * Carried out Cluster Drive Test
    * Performed Analysis of Drive Test Data and Report the same for Interpretation and Adoption of
    Optimization measures
    * Carried Physical Optimization for RAN Coverage Enhancement

  • 09/2009 - 11/2009

    • Quantum-Basics Nigeria Ltd.
    • Telecommunications
  • 2G/3G Drive Test Engineer
  • * Carried out Pre-launch Drive Test (Including CSSR test, EDGE/GPRS test, Coverage test, and
    Handover test) using TEMS Investigation for over 50 Sites in the South-South and South-East
    Regions of the Country.
    * Carried out Cluster Tuning/ Optimization Drive Test for Improved Network Performance
    * Carried out Troubleshooting Drive Tests to Improve RAN Performance
    * Carried out Site Audit for Conformity Assessment

  • 08/2008 - 04/2009

    • Huawei Technologies Co., Nig. Ltd. (Visafone Project)
    • Telecommunications
  • Radio Network Planning and Optimization Engineer
  • * Carried out Nominal Cell Planning for the Expansion of Visafone Network in Lagos Region
    * Performed LAC and Frame Planning
    * Carry out Frequency Scan using, Interference Analyzer for Assessment of Interference in
    the Customer's Network
    * Carried out Pseudo Random Number (PN) planning
    * Carried out Neighbor List Planning for New Sites using Huawei Genex Apus
    * Carried out Presales activities including a run of Coverage Prediction and Simulations
    for Presales/Tender Bid using Huawei Genex-Unet
    * Performed Network KPI Monitoring and Parameter Tuning using I-Manager M2000
    * Analyze Network Traffic Statistic Data Using Genex Nastar
    * Prepared Network KPI Monitoring Reports
    * Queried BSS Alarm Status using Huawei Local Maintenance Terminal (LMT)
    * Carried out Pre and Post Cutover Drive Tests and Single Site Verification Drive Test
    (Including Drive Test of EV-DO sites using CAIT) for Customer's Site Acceptance of Over
    1000 Sites.
    * Carried out Analysis and Reporting of Drive Test Data for submission to the Customer

  • 11/2007 - 08/2008

    • Servetek Engineering Nig. Ltd. (Ericsson/MTN Project)
    • Telecommunications
  • Transmission Engineer (Site Integration)
  • * Carried out Site Material Logistics of Ericsson 3G WCDMA Radio Base Stations (RBS 3216
    and RBS 3116) of Over 20 Sites.
    * Carried out Installation of Ericsson 3G WCDMA RBS 3116 for MTN 3G Project
    * Carried out the Provisional Acceptance Test of Ericsson 3G WCDMA RBS Sites in Conjunction
    with the Customer
    * Performed troubleshooting of Feeder to Antenna Fault Conditions after 3G RBS Site
    Implementations
    * Carried out VSWR and DTF tests, using Anritsu Site Master for newly installed Ericsson 3G
    * WCDMA Radio Base Stations covering over 20 Sites in Lagos, Nigeria
    * Supervised Ericsson 3G WCDMA RBS site Implementations within Lagos Covering over 20
    Sites.
    * Conducted Swap of Ericsson 2G RBS 2202 Equipment for RBS 2216
    * Underwent Ericsson Mini-Link Microwave Transmission Equipment Installation,
    Commissioning, and Link Alignment training
    * Carried out Quality Check on-site involving rigging to crosscheck feeder jumper cables.

  • 02/2006 - 08/2006

    • LM Ericsson Nig. Ltd. (Vmobile/Celtel Project)
    • Telecommunications
  • Site Engineer
  • * Loading of Data Transcripts for Integration of MGM and MSC-Server
    * Carried out Supervision of RBS Site Installations
    * Performed Integration of Ericsson RBS 2206/2207 Sites to the BSC
    * Used TEMS Pocket for Inter-cell and Intra-cell Handover Test and Call Test after Site
    Integration
    * Loaded RBS 2206/2207 Cell Data during Site Integration
    * Performed of Loop-Back Test when troubleshooting Ericsson Mini-Link Microwave links
    * Troubleshoot RBS fault conditions
    * Carried out Ericsson RBS Site Engineering and Documentation
    * Carried out Ericsson RBS Site-build Material Logistics
    * Prepared RBS Site Material Request (MR) Forms
    * Prepared RBS sites for Site Acceptance with the Customer
    * Rollout and Integration of MGW and MSC Server to the Core Network

  • 12/2005 - 02/2006

    • Lloyd Angela and Company Ltd. (Ericsson Project)
  • Installation Engineer
  • * Carried out RBS Site Installation
    * Carried out Ericsson Mini-Link Microwave Equipment Installation and setup of Transmission
    Links
    * Carried out Commissioning of Microwave Link

  • 10/2003 - 01/2004

    • LM Ericsson Nigeria Ltd
  • Industrial Trainee
  • * Knowledge in Ericsson Core Network and Access Network products
    * Carried out Integration of Ericsson RBS 2202 sites into customer's BSC of Over 3 Sites

  • 07/2003 - 07/2003

    • ABB Power-lines Nig. Ltd. (Mtel Nigeria Project)
    • Telecommunications
  • Industrial Trainee
  • * Carried out Installation and configuration of Ericsson Mini-Link Microwave radio
    equipment for back-haul of GSM radio traffic towards the Base Station Controller (BSC)
    * Set up Ericsson Mini-Link Microwave radio link between Radio Base Stations

  • 07/2002 - 10/2002

    • RANC Ltd. (Shell Petroleum Development Company Contractor), Shell Industrial Area
    • Telecommunications
  • Industrial Trainee
  • * Installed Ericsson MOBITEX VHF Radios in Vehicles belonging to SPDC
    * Carried out Maintenance of NERA 34 Mbits Microwave Radios, and Ericsson PDH Multiplexer
    Systems
    * Carried out Maintenance of Battery Backup system in Battery Room
    * Maintained and Installed Cable TV Systems in SPDC Residential Area

TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
Able to travel 100% to any trouble-free area. But can work remotely for now.
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