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ERICSSON ENGINEER

Resume keywords summary: ERICSSON, BSC, MSC/VLR, MSS, MGW, OSS-RC

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Work Experience

Experience level: 2-5 years
Profile/Cover Letter: Skills Summary
• Operations and Maintenance of Ericsson AXE810 WCDMA MSC-Server APZ21240 with APG40 operating on Windows 2003 Server.
• Operations and Maintenance of Ericsson AXE810 MSC/VLR APZ21250 and HLR/AUC APZ21240.
• Operations and Maintenance of Ericsson AXE810 BSC/TRC APZ21233C with APG40 operating on NT or Windows 2003 Server.
• Operations and Maintenance of Ericsson AXE810 HLR/AUC APZ21240 with APG40 operating on NT or Windows 2003 Server.
• Operations and maintenance of Ericsson M-MGW R4.2 and integration.
• Operations and Maintenance of Ericsson RNC 3810
• Competence in Ericsson tools: MOSHELL, WINFOIL, SRHTOOL, AXEPARS, MISSRA, ELEMENT MANAGER, RANOS, ALEX LIBRARIES.
• MSS and BSC DT and configurations.
• BSC and BSC/TRC Startup and integration to core network.
• APG40 startup and configurations.
• Competence in OSS applications: SMO, CHA, OPS, ONE, WRAN EXPLORER, BSM, CNA, SMIA, SDM, ALARM MATRIX, Alarm Log Browser.
• 2G and 3G surveillance.
• AXE810 and APG40 software updates and upgrades.
• OSS-RC O &M and Administration.

International Experience

BSC Engineer –Ericsson South Africa August 2008 – January 30 2009
• ORANGE BOTSWANA-BSC HARDWARE UPGRADE PROJECT
• APG40C/2 AGM 17 Start up and site parameters configurations.
• APZ 21233C Start up with initial re-load of 06B reference dump.
• Preparation and loading of Hardware DT for initial hardware configuration in accordance with C module.
• Preparation and loading of Traffic DT to integrate Remote BSC to BSC/TRC and MSS.
• Installation and configuration of EXTREME SUMMIT BSC LAN SWITCHES.
• Installation and configuration of RPG3A RPs for TRH upgrade.
• Installation and configuration of RPP RPs for PCU upgrade.
• Installation and configuration of CSPB2.0 boards for Transcoder upgrade.
• Installation and configuration of STM-1 boards for A-Interface upgrade.
• Installation and configuration of RPG3A RPs for TRH upgrade.
• Performing tests after BSC integration.
• Preparing and loading DTs for integration of RBS sites to BSC.
• Troubleshooting BSC problems.

• CELLC SOUTH AFRICA-GRAN PILOT PROJECT
• APG40C/4 AGM 18 Start up and site parameters configurations.
• APZ 21233C Start up and upgrade to 08A.
• Preparation and loading of Hardware DT for initial hardware configuration in accordance with C module.
• Preparation and loading of Traffic DT to integrate BSC to MSS.
• Performing tests after BSC integration.
• Preparing and loading DTs for integration of RBS sites to BSC.

• MTN SOUTH AFRICA-07B SOFTWARE UPGRADE PROJECT
• Performing health checks troubleshooting BSC alarms before upgrades.
• Updating CP software to base level 06B CP-A2/IP-A13 for 75 BSC nodes.
• Performing AP upgrades to AGM 17 prior to 07B Upgrade.
• Writing and loading scripts to change RP software before 07B upgrade.
• Using SRHTOOL to compare AXE810 CP software.
• Performing CP upgrade from 06B IP-A13 to 07B for 75 BSC nodes.
• Configuration of AXEPAR and Exchange properties for activation of exchange features.
• Performing feature tests and acceptance tests after 07B upgrades.
• Performing node clean up of CP and AP alarms after upgrades.



MSS O & M Engineer Ericsson SA – 23 November 2007– 22 January 2008
Telma Mobile - MADAGASCAR
Ericsson AXE810 R12 MSC-Server/VLR, HLR/AUC APZ21233C with APG40 running on Windows 2003 Server and Ericsson M-MGW R4.1.
• Performing MSC-Server and M-MGW system health checks on a regular basis.
• Performing MSC-Server/VLR, HLR/AUC APG40 and CP backups.
• Performing M-MGW backups.
• Using Element Manager Alarm List Viewer to monitor M-MGW alarms.
• Troubleshooting M-MGW problems using trace logs, alarm logs, availability logs and event logs and collecting information for CSR.
• Using MOSHELL for Operations and maintenance.
• Troubleshooting MSC-Server/VLR, HLR /AUC faults.
• Performing Configuration Versions backup on the M-MGW and full backups.
• Performing SIGTRAN configurations in MSS by creating IP Ports, SCTP associations, M3UA destination and their route sets using CCR.
• Upgrading traffic routes to PSTN and other PLMN by configuration of Ds0- Bundles and Termination Groups in M-MGW and then adding the corresponding RTDMA E-SNTs and UPDR devices to the routes in the MSC-Server.
• Escalation and follow up of faults with ELS by CSR.

Be MOBILE - BOTSWANA
Ericsson AXE810 R12 MSC-Server/VLR/HLR/AUC APZ21233C with APG40 running on Windows 2003 Server and Ericsson M-MGW R4.1 with SIGTRAN.
• Performing MSC-Server/VLR/ HLR/AUC APG40 and CP backups.
• Performing M-MGW 4.1 full and configuration versions backups.
• Loading configuration MO scripts in M-MGW.
• Performing system health checks on a regular basis.
• Upgrading traffic routes to PSTN and other PLMN by configuration of Ds0- Bundles and Termination Groups in M-MGW and then adding the corresponding RTDMA E-SNTs and UPDR devices to the routes in the MSC-Server.
• Troubleshooting MSC-Server/VLR/ HLR /AUC and M-MGW faults.
• Performing Configuration Versions backup on the M-MGW when configuration changes are done.

WORK HISTORY
NOC ENGINEER – ECONET WIRELESS
Permanent Jan 2005 – Current
CORE NETWORK DUTIES (AXE810 MSC-S\VLR APZ21240 R12, MSC\VLR R12, HLR\AUC, M-MGW R4.2


Performing M-MGW health checks using OSE command line and MOSHELL tool.
• Performing M-MGW CV backups when changes are done in the system also performing full M-MGW backup using FTP on a regular basis.
• Using Element Manager, OSE command line and MOSHELL to monitor M-MGW alarms.
• Troubleshooting M-MGW problems using trace logs, alarm logs, availability logs and event logs.
• Using Element manager to check the status of the whole MGW system including equipment and all configurations.
• Performing data collection for CSR.
• Opening CSRs and following up with Ericsson.
• MGW start up and and integration to MSS.
• Performing MSC-S, MSC\VLR and HLR\AUC health checks.
• Performing MSC-Server/VLR, HLR/AUC APG40 and CP backups.
• Troubleshooting MSC/VLR, HLR/AUC using ALEX Operational Instructions.
• Creating DTs and performing SCCP configurations for Roaming partners.
• B-number, IMSI and RC analysis tables manipulations.
• Size alteration actions handling.
• Working with ELS to load upgrades and corrections for AXE810 nodes using SMO.
• DT preparation and loading for integration and re-homing of BSCs, PSTN, VAS and PLMN.
• Performing system Backups on the nodes (CP and APG40 Backups).
• Routine checks on all nodes for alarms, reloads and restarts.
• Escalation and follow up of faults with ELS using CSR Online.
• Use protocol analyzer to analyse ISUP, SCCP & MTP traces.
• STS configurations using SMIA and DT through WINFOIL.
• Troubleshooting AXE810 faults using Ericsson guide lines from Alex Libraries.



BSS DUTIES (AXE810 BSC/TRC APZ21233C/APZ21240 R12 with Window 2003 Server

• Performing regular health checks on the BSCs.
• Performing IP-A and AC-A updates.
Performing R11 to 06B upgrades including loading of RBS software.
• Integration and re-homing of BSCs to MSCs and MSC-Server.
• Creating MO DTs and effecting RBS MO upgrades to increase capacity.
• Writing DTs for integration of RBS to BSC.
• Troubleshooting RBS MO faults from the BSC and escalating those requiring manual intervention to field engineers.
• Performing APG40 backups and CP backup on regular intervals using SMO and also from APG40.
• Statistics collection configurations using SMIA in OSS-RC or from APG40 command line.
• Loading radio network configurations.
• Preparing Data Transcripts (DT) for commissioning, upgrading, downgrading and swap out of RBS (RBS200 and RBS2000 series).
• Using BSM in OSS-RC to create planned configurations for new RBS and performing updates to the BSC nodes.
• Radio configurations using CNA in OSS.

NETWORK SURVEILANCE(3G, BSS, CORE NETWORK)
• Monitoring and logging outages for the whole network and following up with relevant engineers.
• Using OSS applications for monitoring.
• Troubleshooting and escalating to ELS.
• Performing preventive maintenance on regular intervals.
• Handling Technical trouble reports from customer complaints.
• Support system engineer on site in case of maintenance down time or any maintenance activity.
• Evaluate &update new Monitoring methods & Reducing the outages time.


OSS-RC ADMINISTRATION

• Performing system health checks on a regular basis to reduce downtime.
• Using CIF management console to check system error logs and event logs.
• Troubleshooting OSS faults and performing escalations to ELS using CSR.
• Integration of AXE and CPP nodes to OSS using OSS Network Explorer.
• OSS backup using DMR Tool and VERITAS Netbackup.
• Initiation of statistics collection from AXE nodes using SMIA.
• Initiation of statistics collection from GSN nodes and M-MGW.
• User administration.
• FMA configuration for alarm collection for nodes.
• Configuration of Alarm List Viewer for alarm presentation for surveillance team.
• Using SMO for AXE nodes backups and loading corrections.
• Performing Sybase database administration.
• Attending to OSS complaints from users.
• Performing manual recovery of missing statistics data from nodes on request from Planning and statistics department.
• Educating users on the use of the system.


PROJECTS History –Econet Wireless
• BSC hardware upgrades, RPG3A, CSPB2.0.
• BSCs and RBS Software upgrades by remote insertion R10 to R12.
• Re-homing BSC from MSC to MSC-S and MGW.
• BSC PCU upgrades for GPRS.
• Integration of MSC-S R12.1, MGW R4 into GSM Network
• Conversion of Monolithic MSC to MSC Server R12.1
• OSS-RC 3.1 Upgrade
• MSC APZ Swap-out from APZ 212 40 to APZ 212 50
• 3G Trial (UTRAN – RNC 3810, MGW R4,2)
• APG40 upgrade WinNT to Win2003
• Core R10-R11 Upgrade
• Loading of RBS SW into the BSC and RBS (Releases 06A-2 and 07B)
• Swap outs of RBS200 and RBS2202 with RBS2216


Switching Engineer - TELONE ZIMBABWE
Permanent Jan 1994 - Dec 2003
Performing O & M functions of PSTN switching systems

• Central Maintenance, Operations and management of AXE wireline systems.
• Backup of exchange data.
• Faults and alarm analysis of telephony routes, local, national and international.
• Provision of value added services (pin locking, call forwarding, call divert etc.)
• Installation and maintenance of direct inward dialing circuits for Internet service providers.
• Telephone installation and network maintenance.
• Customer complaint and queries handling.








REFERENCES

1. Hendrik Smal
System Integration Project Manager
Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa (Pty) Limited
Hub ASL, MUSA
P.O.Box 730, Parklands 2121
148 Kelvin Drive,
Woodmead, Johannesburg, South Africa
www.ericsson.com Office: +27114613623
Fax: +27118442060
Mobile: +27833101720
Email: hendrik.smal@ericsson.com
2. Gerd Honemann
Customer Project Manager
Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa (Pty) Limited
Hub ASL, MUSA
P.O.Box 730, Parklands 2121
148 Kelvin Drive,
Woodmead, Johannesburg, South Africa
Office: +27114613623
Mobile: +27833101784
Email: gerd.Honemann@ericsson.com
3. Moreri Sefako
Project Manager Orange Projetc
Ericsson Botswana
Cell: +26772102644

4. Garikayi Rambire
MSS O&M Engineer Ericsson SA
Mcell Mozambique
+258828402453
grambire@gmail.com
5. Tawanda Katuri
Switch Operations Manager
Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
+263912222688
tkaturi@econet.co.zw




Education


ERICSSON SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg, South Africa 2007 - 2007
ERICSSON OSS-RC 3.1 ADMINISTRATION COURSE

ERICSSON SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg, South Africa 2007 - 2007
ERICSSON RADIO NETWORK STATISTICS COURSE

ERICSSON SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg, South Africa 2007 - 2007
OSS-RC STATISTICS COURSE

ECONET WIRELESS, Harare, Zimbabwe 2007 - 2007
SUN SOLARIS 10 ADMINISTRATION

NIIT ZIMBABWE, Harare, Zimbabwe 2000 - 2000
COMPUTER NETWORKING DIPLOMA

UNIVERSITY OF ZIMBABWE, Harare, Zimbabwe 1998 - 1998
JAVA PROGRAMMING

CITY & GUILDS OF LONDON, Harare, Zimbabwe 1997 - 1997
MICROCOMPUTER INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE DIPLOMA

CITY & GUILDS OF LONDON, Harare, Zimbabwe 1997 - 1997
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING DIPLOMA

CITY & GUILDS OF LONDON, Harare, Zimbabwe 1996 - 1997
TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING CERTIFICATE

TELONE COLLEGE ZIMBABWE, Harare, Zimbabwe 1994 - 1996
TELECOMMUNICATIONS DIPLOMA

University of Cambridge, 1990 - 1991
A' Level.





Personal Interests

Fishing, reading, Going to church

 
Employer: ECONET WIRELESS
Job Title: NSS ENGINEER
Start Month/Year: 01/2005
End Month/Year: 11/2008
City: HARARE
Country: Zimbabwe
Description: CORE NETWORK DUTIES (AXE810 MSC-S\VLR APZ21240 R12, MSC\VLR R12, HLR\AUC, M-MGW R4.1


Performing M-MGW health checks using OSE command line and MOSHELL tool.
• Performing M-MGW CV backups when changes are done in the system also performing full M-MGW backup using FTP on a regular basis.
• Using Element Manager, OSE command line and MOSHELL to monitor M-MGW alarms.
• Troubleshooting M-MGW problems using trace logs, alarm logs, availability logs and event logs.
• Using Element manager to check the status of the whole MGW system including equipment and all configurations.
• Performing data collection for CSR.
• Opening CSRs and following up with Ericsson.
• MGW start up and and integration to MSS.
• Performing MSC-S, MSC\VLR and HLR\AUC health checks.
• Performing MSC-Server/VLR, HLR/AUC APG40 and CP backups.
• Troubleshooting MSC/VLR, HLR/AUC using ALEX Operational Instructions.
• Creating DTs and performing SCCP configurations for Roaming partners.
• B-number, IMSI and RC analysis tables manipulations.
• Size alteration actions handling.
• Working with ELS to load upgrades and corrections for AXE810 nodes using SMO.
• DT preparation and loading for integration and re-homing of BSCs, PSTN, VAS and PLMN.
• Performing system Backups on the nodes (CP and APG40 Backups).
• Routine checks on all nodes for alarms, reloads and restarts.
• Escalation and follow up of faults with ELS using CSR Online.
• Use protocol analyzer to analyse ISUP, SCCP & MTP traces.
• STS configurations using SMIA and DT through WINFOIL.
• Troubleshooting AXE810 faults using Ericsson guide lines from Alex Libraries.



BSS DUTIES (AXE810 BSC/TRC APZ21233C/APZ21240 R12 with Window 2003 Server

• Performing regular health checks on the BSCs.
• Performing IP-A and AC-A updates.
Performing R11 to 06B upgrades including loading of RBS software.
• Integration and re-homing of BSCs to MSCs and MSC-Server.
• Creating MO DTs and effecting RBS MO upgrades to increase capacity.
• Writing DTs for integration of RBS to BSC.
• Troubleshooting RBS MO faults from the BSC and escalating those requiring manual intervention to field engineers.
• Performing APG40 backups and CP backup on regular intervals using SMO and also from APG40.
• Statistics collection configurations using SMIA in OSS-RC or from APG40 command line.
• Loading radio network configurations.
• Preparing Data Transcripts (DT) for commissioning, upgrading, downgrading and swap out of RBS (RBS200 and RBS2000 series).
• Using BSM in OSS-RC to create planned configurations for new RBS and performing updates to the BSC nodes.
• Radio configurations using CNA in OSS.

NETWORK SURVEILANCE(3G, BSS, CORE NETWORK)
• Monitoring and logging outages for the whole network and following up with relevant engineers.
• Using OSS applications for monitoring.
• Troubleshooting and escalating to ELS.
• Performing preventive maintenance on regular intervals.
• Handling Technical trouble reports from customer complaints.
• Support system engineer on site in case of maintenance down time or any maintenance activity.
• Evaluate &update new Monitoring methods & Reducing the outages time.


OSS-RC ADMINISTRATION

• Performing system health checks on a regular basis to reduce downtime.
• Using CIF management console to check system error logs and event logs.
• Troubleshooting OSS faults and performing escalations to ELS using CSR.
• Integration of AXE and CPP nodes to OSS using OSS Network Explorer.
• OSS backup using DMR Tool and VERITAS Netbackup.
• Initiation of statistics collection from AXE nodes using SMIA.
• Initiation of statistics collection from GSN nodes and M-MGW.
• User administration.
• FMA configuration for alarm collection for nodes.
• Configuration of Alarm List Viewer for alarm presentation for surveillance team.
• Using SMO for AXE nodes backups and loading corrections.
• Performing Sybase database administration.
• Attending to OSS complaints from users.
• Performing manual recovery of missing statistics data from nodes on request from Planning and statistics department.
• Educating users on the use of the system.


PROJECTS History –Econet Wireless
• BSC hardware upgrades, RPG3A, CSPB2.0.
• BSCs and RBS Software upgrades by remote insertion R10 to R12.
• Re-homing BSC from MSC to MSC-S and MGW.
• BSC PCU upgrades for GPRS.
• Integration of MSC-S R12.1, MGW R4 into GSM Network
• Conversion of Monolithic MSC to MSC Server R12.1
• OSS-RC 3.1 Upgrade
• MSC APZ Swap-out from APZ 212 40 to APZ 212 50
• 3G Trial (UTRAN – RNC 3810, MGW R4,2)
• APG40 upgrade WinNT to Win2003
• Core R10-R11 Upgrade
• Loading of RBS SW into the BSC and RBS (Releases 06A-2 and 07B)
• Swap outs of RBS200 and RBS2202 with RBS2216

 
Employer: ERICSSON SOUTH AFRICA
Job Title: BSC ENGINEER
Start Month/Year: 08/2008
End Month/Year: 01/2009
City: JOHANNESBURG
Country: South Africa
Description: • ORANGE BOTSWANA-BSC HARDWARE UPGRADE PROJECT
• APG40C/2 AGM 17 Start up and site parameters configurations.
• APZ 21233C Start up with initial re-load of 06B reference dump.
• Preparation and loading of Hardware DT for initial hardware configuration in accordance with C module.
• Preparation and loading of Traffic DT to integrate Remote BSC to BSC/TRC and MSS.
• Installation and configuration of EXTREME SUMMIT BSC LAN SWITCHES.
• Installation and configuration of RPG3A RPs for TRH upgrade.
• Installation and configuration of RPP RPs for PCU upgrade.
• Installation and configuration of CSPB2.0 boards for Transcoder upgrade.
• Installation and configuration of STM-1 boards for A-Interface upgrade.
• Installation and configuration of RPG3A RPs for TRH upgrade.
• Performing tests after BSC integration.
• Preparing and loading DTs for integration of RBS sites to BSC.
• Troubleshooting BSC problems.

• CELLC SOUTH AFRICA-BSS PILOT PROJECT
• APG40C/4 AGM 18 Start up and site parameters configurations.
• APZ 21233C Start up and upgrade to 08A.
• Preparation and loading of Hardware DT for initial hardware configuration in accordance with C module.
• Preparation and loading of Traffic DT to integrate BSC to MSS.
• Performing tests after BSC integration.
• Preparing and loading DTs for integration of RBS sites to BSC.

• MTN SOUTH AFRICA-07B SOFTWARE UPGRADE PROJECT
• Performing health checks troubleshooting BSC alarms before upgrades.
• Updating CP software to base level 06B CP-A2/IP-A13 for 75 BSC nodes.
• Performing AP upgrades to AGM 17 prior to 07B Upgrade.
• Writing and loading scripts to change RP software before 07B upgrade.
• Using SRHTOOL to compare AXE810 CP software.
• Performing CP upgrade from 06B IP-A13 to 07B for 75 BSC nodes.
• Configuration of AXEPAR and Exchange properties for activation of exchange features.
• Performing feature tests and acceptance tests after 07B upgrades.
• Performing node clean up of CP and AP alarms after upgrades.
 
Employer: ERICSSON SOUTH AFRICA
Job Title: MSS/MGW O&M ENGINEER
Start Month/Year: 11/2007
End Month/Year: 12/2007
City: GABORONE
Country: Botswana
Description: Ericsson AXE810 R12 MSC-Server/VLR/HLR/AUC APZ21233C with APG40 running on Windows 2003 Server and Ericsson M-MGW R4.1 with SIGTRAN.
•Performing MSC-Server/VLR/ HLR/AUC APG40 and CP backups.
•Performing M-MGW 4.1 full and configuration versions backups.
•Loading configuration MO scripts in M-MGW.
•Performing system health checks on a regular basis.
•Upgrading traffic routes to PSTN and other PLMN by configuration of Ds0- Bundles and Termination Groups in M-MGW and then adding the corresponding RTDMA E-SNTs and UPDR devices to the routes in the MSC-Server.
•Troubleshooting MSC-Server/VLR/ HLR /AUC and M-MGW faults.
•Performing Configuration Versions backup on the M-MGW when configuration changes are done.

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