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Expert Details

Telecommunications in Africa

ID: 739009 United Kingdom

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Expert is well-versed in the African Telecommunications space. His areas of expertise include FTTx, Subsea fibre networks, microwave radio, hybrid power solutions, and mobile network operations.
Expert has over 30 years in the telecom industry with the last 14 years working across the African environment. He has worked on solar/wind/water generator hybrid systems.

In his most recent role, Expert was a Senior Projects Manager and Mentor for the transmission planning department for Unitel, a telecommunications company. Here, he was responsible for deploying SDN, NFV, and IPv6 into the Unitel fibre network, and ensured a smooth execution of GPON, FTTX and fibre networks, along with microwave projects. Expert cam speak to Subsea fibre, national fibre and GPON fibre deployments.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: HND Honours Subject: Telecommunications and Radar Systems Institution: RAF Locking

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2022 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Project manager Department: Telecom
Planning and designing telecoms solutions for Train operators and office staff employed in the railway network.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2014 to 2020 Employer: Unitel SC Title: Senior Projects Manager and Mentor Department: Transmission Planning
In his role as Senior Projects Manager and Mentor, Expert has:

- Deployed SDN, NFV, and IPv6 into the Unitel fibre network through proper training.
- Ensured smooth execution of GPON, FTTX and fibre networks, along with microwave projects.
- Acted as a technical liaison between Huawei and Unitel and Ericsson and Unitel.
- Program manager for Subsea fibre, national fibre and GPON fibre deployments.
- Assisted CTO to enable enterprise and site deployment to expand the companies footprint and customer base.
- Mentored company technical directors on planning, deployment and delivery of GPON, xGPON and NG-PON to deliver improved services to clients.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: PowerOasis Title: Program Manager Department: Customer Support
Expert has managed the deployment of Hybrid power solution for Vodafone, MTN, Orange and Airtel across Africa.

He is an expert in solar and wind hybrid systems.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2012 Employer: Vodafone / Ghana Telecom Title: Program Manager Department: Transmission and Operations
Among other achievements in this role, Expert has:

- Managed all activities of the fibre deployment project for successful deployment of fibre optics in Ghana.
- Preparation of RFI and RFQ.
- Managed national fibre roll out across 1000km of Vodafone Ghana fibre network
- Key Contribution: Facilitated all Vodafone Ghana traffic, national, and international Enterprise customers by planning, and deploying enterprise products designed for maximum revenue and service levels.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: Ericsson/O2 Ireland Title: Senior Program Manager Department: Networks
Expert has:

- Upgraded OSS/BSS systems and installed network equipment in the operational network through deployment of software.
- Led the installation, upgradation, and re-deployment of SDH nodes, while serving as a technical lead.
- Assisted directors in decision-making by formulating and presenting project progress reports.
- Developed and implemented new processes, which involved documentation.
- Key Contribution: Steered the deployment of high capacity Marconi OMS 1200 and 1600 elements and all transmission requirements for 2G and 3G site swaps.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: Poweroasis Title: Project Manager Department: Pre and Post Sales Support
Expert was responsible for pre- and post-sales support working on solar, generator, water and wind hybrid systems for Mobile telecom operators across 15 different African countries and small community power systems for off-grid enclaves.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2008 to 2012 Country / Region: Ghana Summary: While working and living in Accra, Expert visited every region of Ghana surveying for Fibre deployment and microwave radio networks.
Years: 2014 to 2020 Country / Region: Angola Summary: Working and living in Luanda, Expert visited every province in Angola (all 18). He has a granular understanding of the people and differences between regions. Telecoms is enormous in Angola, with 5 subsea connections making it a great place for a continental connection point and internet hub. With the sub-sea connection from Soyo to Cabinda completed, fibre connectivity is available in every province with access to national and international services. Direct connections exist between Angola and Portugal, the United States, Brazil, UK, and South Africa.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Country / Region: Uganda Summary: Expert was responsible for Solar/AC Generator hybrid solution planning and deployment for Orange, MTN and UTL. He used the abundant solar present in Sub-Saharan Africa to power remote mobile network and tower sites. He visited many areas conducting surveys and assisting the MON's on installation.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Country / Region: Egypt Summary: Expert was responsible for planning and deploying solar hybrid systems for Vodafone Egypt. His group mounted solar panels on towers rather than floor mounting, giving more space for tower sharing in the PoP.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Country / Region: Kenya Summary: Expert planned and deployed solar / wind / generator hybrid power systems in Nairobi, the Rift valley and other parts of the country. The use of power-generated from wind was particularly successful in the Rift Valley.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
HND in Telecommunication and Avionic Studies (Merit)
Prince 2 (P2R/010429)

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
“Tack” Management Training Course
Various Product and Safety Courses Completed with Nortel, Marconi, Ciena, Symetricom, and Nokia
Other Relevant Experience
Additional roles:

Tele2/Versatel Representing Nortel, managing the Versatel Migration Programme.
BT in the 21C office, PM for 21C Infrastructure and Network Proof Testing.
Alcatel fault manager on the BT Fusion Project.
Hutchison3G Technical Programme Manager.
MLL Telecom Head of Network Implementation.
Hutchison3G Microwave Roll-out and SDH Transmission Project Manager.
NTL NOC Crawley Court as a Nortel Transmission Manager.
Nortel Project Manager on Nortel SDH Equipment Optera Metro and DWDM/MOR.
Scottish Telecom (THUS) Implementation Manager.
Ionica, Implementation Manager.
Royal Air Force Telecommunications Engineer.

Fields of Expertise

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