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01.10.2001 - 01.10.2004 : T-Mobile Netherlands, The Netherlands, Nokia Network
2G RF Network Optimization Engineer (01.10.2001- 11.09.2004)
Network Optimisation using TEMS Equipment (Ericsson Test phones) for drive testing; Using GIMS and MapInfo to analyse drive test data; Improve RF system quality using proper frequency planning, neighbour list, handover, power control and other parameters for new sites and clusters; Change antennae types, tilts and orientations; Focus on reducing the call drop rate;
Plan additional capacity to guarantee the accessibility of the regional network.
Network Monitoring & Performance using Nokia Data Warehouse(NDW) to monitor KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators; WCL): Call success rate, Call drop rate, Rx-Quality (RX-QUAL) and blocking probability;
Post-processing of the data using software tools (GIMS, Actix Analyser V4.1).RxLev, RxQual and TA statistics in combination to check coverage, possible coverage islands, interference and sensitivity for both UL and DL. Connection Failure messages for Dropped calls analysis. Link and Path Balance analyses.
2G RF Performance Engineer (01.10.2002 - 11.09.2004)
Weekly reporting of the T-Mobile NL Network performance to top management.
2G – 3G RF Planning Engineer (01.10.2002 - 11.09.2004)
link budget calculations to define the cell range and the number of sites needed for the defined area (nominal plan)
Coverage prediction using:
o CellCAD (LCC/Ericsson Planning tool);
o Pegasos/PegaPlan (T-Mobile planning tool).
Issue SARFs (Site Acquisition Request Forms) in Celltracker and search rings in MapInfo
Site Search together with site acquisition to find appropriate candidates
Coverage calculations to select the best candidate
Technical Site Survey (TSS) to define how/where to build the antennae’s and BTS
Create Radio Plan in Celltracker with antennae configurations (types, bearings, tilts, feeder types)
Check drawings (Engineering Packs)
Create a Report Information Sheet (RIS) with all the information needed to integrate sites
Site verification using TEMS equipment
Check antennae configurations after the site has been built
Check feeder measurements if they fulfil the requirements
Put site on air if requirements have been fulfilled
3G RF Planning; Scrambling code planning using PegaPlan; Coverage plots: RSCP, Balanced Combined, Ec/Io and pilot pollution coverage plots for management; Using 3GMA for site verifications and drive tests;
13.09.2004 – 02.02.2007 : Mobistar S.A, Belgium (Orange Group) Motorola / Nortel network
2G 3G Radio Design & Opt