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GPON, GEPON, FTTH and FTTx Network Project Management

Resume Keywords: GPON, GEPON, FTTH, FTTx Project Management

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Objective
Having senior management level experience with multiple startup companies as well as deploying Bangladesh’s first underground FTTx network, I am seeking a managerial position in the GPON/GEPON Technology, FTTx network or IT and Telecommunication related field.

Summary of Qualifications
 Senior management level experience
 First-hand experience in taking start ups to growth phase
 Extensive knowledge in the GPON/GEPON/FTTx technology
 Extensive knowledge of Triple Play services over FTTx network
 Understanding use of GPON network to provide Mobile BTS backhauling
 Expertise in underground fiber optic network deployment
 Speaker at the FTTH (Fiber To The Home) Council Asia Pacific Conference 2009 in Melbourne, Australia

Experience
Dec 2007 - Present

Fiber @ Home Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh
The first company to acquire the Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN) license from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to deploy nationwide transmission network, I was brought on to initially manage projects but later was promoted to General Manager of Technology.

General Manager, Technology (FTTx), April 2009- Present
As General Manager, Technology (FTTx) my responsibility is to lead the deployment of access network infrastructure based on GPON/GEPON FTTx technology. I have been engaged with the following:
 Identifying the possible technologies which can be considered for the Last Mile Access network such as GPON or GEPON.
 Assisting in preparing Request for Proposal (RFP) to seek different vendor solutions for GPON/GEPON as well as involvement in vendor short listing process.
 Working with Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, LS Cable, ZTE and other vendors to learn more about their GPON-based FTTx solutions.
 Designing, planning and implementing OSP (Outside Plant) to serve 3,000-customer- based pilot project.
 Learning about FTTx in the FTTH Council Asia Pacific Conference 2008 at Kuala Lumpur and FTTH Council Asia Pacific Conference 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.




Project Manager, December 2007 – April 2009

As Project Manager of Fiber @ Home Limited, my responsibilities were:
 Forming the startup team to address all requirements to work out the feasibility of deploying a NTTN.
 Assisting in preparing business model, financial model as well selecting the technologies to be implemented for the project.
 Coordinating with vendors such as Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, LS Cable, ZTE to acquire technical solution for the NTTN project.
 Preparing all necessary documents in order to apply for the NTTN license as per licensing guideline.
 Upon acquiring the NTTN license, focusing on GPON based FTTx access network infrastructure deployment.

Jan 2005- Nov 2007
WorldTel Bangladesh Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh I participated actively in the startup team of WorldTel Bangladesh Limited, being a member of the team which built the foundation of the company; 42 Base stations, a customer care center, a live telephone network and a company which is in commercial operation.

Coordinator, Corporate Affairs, Jun 2005 – Nov 2007
My responsibilities included:
 Monitoring, informing, updating senior company management on project status.
 Participating in meetings with administrative, product, technical, commercial, marketing teams and presenting reports to the CEO and company Directors.
 Representing company at meetings with regulatory bodies, financial institutions.
 Corporate event management.
 Liaising with PR agency.

Assistant Manager, IT, Jan 2005 – Jun 2005
 Evaluating hardware, software requirements of different departments.
 Coordinating with vendors for regular system maintenance, upgrades.
 Monitoring, updating WorldTel’s webpage.
 Setting up WorldTel’s secured Wireless LAN.


May 2003 - Mar 2004

Netcom Information Technology, New York, NY
Educational Consultant and Tech Support Associate
Netcom Information Technology is a technical training school, providing technical training to Fortune 500 companies and individuals in USA. I was part of the team which helped our clients on different training paths and helped them choose the right combination of trainings. Job duties included:
 Informing and educating customers about certification programs, course availability, financing options.
 Assembling new computers, testing network equipments, i.e. hubs, switches, wiring.
 Setting up and maintaining computer lab network at the training facility.
 Trouble shooting computers, peripherals, accessories and network connection.

Dec 2002 - May 2003

Magnani Caruso Dutton, New York, NY
Intern
Magnani Caruso Dutton is a creative interactive agency which designs websites for multinational blue chip clients including Coca Cola, AT&T, HBO, Discover Cards, Sesame Street and Tiffany & Co. I provided tech support and my duties included some of the following tasks:
 Wired cables and set up computers and equipment for office expansion.
 Reconfigured existing set up to streamline data cabling for the entire office.
 Researched options for software and service solution for anti-spam software.

Education
Brooklyn College, City University of New York, USA
B.Sc in Computer Science, August 2003

The Aga Khan School, Dhaka
Advanced Level and Ordinary Level under University of London

Site Visits
Alcatel Lucent lab in Singapore for GPON product and service demonstration

Ericsson in Singapore for product and Triple Play service demonstration

Trainings
 Red Hat Linux training.
 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
 CompTIA A+.

Skills
Proficient in most operating systems, protocols, standards and applications including:
C, Java, Perl, Assembly, JavaScript, HTML, MS SQL, Windows, Mac OS, UNIX.

Notable Accomplishment
Guest speaker at the FTTH Council Asia Pacific Conference 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

Awards
Dean's Honor List, Independent University of Bangladesh.
Vice Chancellor's List, Independent University of Bangladesh.


Extra-Curricular Activities
 Founding member of The Aga Khan School, Dhaka Alumni Association
 Co-Founding editor of The Aga Khan School, Dhaka yearbook.
 Aga Khan School, Dhaka Basketball and Volleyball team Captain.
 Avid Golfer and tennis player.

Personal Details
Father’s Name : Lt. Gen. Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury (Retd)
Mother’s Name : Zarnigar Chowdhury
References
Available upon request.
Employer: Fiber @ Home Limited
Job Title: General Manager, Technology (FTTx)
Start Month/Year: 04/2009
End Month/Year: Current
City: Dhaka
Country: Bangladesh
Description: Fiber @ Home Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh

The first company to acquire the Nationwide Telecommunication Transmission Network (NTTN) license from Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to deploy nationwide transmission network, I was brought on to initially manage projects but later was promoted to General Manager of Technology.


General Manager, Technology (FTTx),
As General Manager, Technology (FTTx) my responsibility is to lead the deployment of access network infrastructure based on GPON/GEPON FTTx technology. I have been engaged with the following:
 Identifying the possible technologies which can be considered for the Last Mile Access network such as GPON or GEPON.
 Assisting in preparing Request for Proposal (RFP) to seek different vendor solutions for GPON/GEPON as well as involvement in vendor short listing process.
 Working with Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, LS Cable, ZTE and other vendors to learn more about their GPON-based FTTx solutions.
 Designing, planning and implementing OSP (Outside Plant) to serve 3,000-customer- based pilot project.
 Learning about FTTx in the FTTH Council Asia Pacific Conference 2008 at Kuala Lumpur and FTTH Council Asia Pacific Conference 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.
Employer: Fiber @ Home Limited
Job Title: Project Manager
Start Month/Year: 12/2007
End Month/Year: 04/2009
City: Dhaka
Country: Bangladesh
Description: Project Manager, Fiber @ Home Limited

As Project Manager of Fiber @ Home Limited, my responsibilities were:
 Forming the startup team to address all requirements to work out the feasibility of deploying a NTTN.
 Assisting in preparing business model, financial model as well selecting the technologies to be implemented for the project.
 Coordinating with vendors such as Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, LS Cable, ZTE to acquire technical solution for the NTTN project.
 Preparing all necessary documents in order to apply for the NTTN license as per licensing guideline.
 Upon acquiring the NTTN license, focusing on GPON based FTTx access network infrastructure deployment.
Employer: WorldTel Bangladesh Limited
Job Title: Coordinator, Corporate Affairs
Start Month/Year: 06/2005
End Month/Year: 11/2007
City: Dhaka
Country: Bangladesh
Description: I participated actively in the startup team of WorldTel Bangladesh Limited, being a member of the team which built the foundation of the company; 42 Base stations, a customer care center, a live telephone network and a company which is in commercial operation.

Coordinator, Corporate Affairs
My responsibilities included:
 Monitoring, informing, updating senior company management on project status.
 Participating in meetings with administrative, product, technical, commercial, marketing teams and presenting reports to the CEO and company Directors.
 Representing company at meetings with regulatory bodies, financial institutions.
 Corporate event management.
 Liaising with PR agency.
Employer: WorldTel Bangladesh Limited
Job Title: Assistant Manager, IT
Start Month/Year: 01/2005
End Month/Year: 05/2005
City: Dhaka
Country: Bangladesh
Description: Assistant Manager, IT
 Evaluating hardware, software requirements of different departments.
 Coordinating with vendors for regular system maintenance, upgrades.
 Monitoring, updating WorldTel’s webpage.
 Setting up WorldTel’s secured Wireless LAN.
Employer: Netcom Information Technology
Job Title: Educational Consultant and Tech Support Associate
Start Month/Year: 05/2003
End Month/Year: 03/2004
City: New York
Country: USA
Description: Netcom Information Technology is a technical training school, providing technical training to Fortune 500 companies and individuals in USA. I was part of the team which helped our clients on different training paths and helped them choose the right combination of trainings. Job duties included:
 Informing and educating customers about certification programs, course availability, financing options.
 Assembling new computers, testing network equipments, i.e. hubs, switches, wiring.
 Setting up and maintaining computer lab network at the training facility.
 Trouble shooting computers, peripherals, accessories and network connection.
Employer: Magnani Caruso Dutton
Job Title: Intern
Start Month/Year: 12/2002
End Month/Year: 05/2003
City: New York
Country: USA
Description: Magnani Caruso Dutton is a creative interactive agency which designs websites for multinational blue chip clients including Coca Cola, AT&T, HBO, Discover Cards, Sesame Street and Tiffany & Co. I provided tech support and my duties included some of the following tasks:
 Wired cables and set up computers and equipment for office expansion.
 Reconfigured existing set up to streamline data cabling for the entire office.
 Researched options for software and service solution for anti-spam software.
 
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree
School Name: Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Major: Computer Science
City: New York
Country: USA
Graduation Date: 01/09/2003
Description: Not Specified

Languages

English Fluent
Job Category: Project Manager Job
Job Type: Any Job Type
Job Status: Immediate
Desired Salary: $0 Unspecified
Desired Location: Not Specified
Willing to Relocate: Yes