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About Me

Born and bred here in Islamabad, Pakistan, I got my graduation degree from Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, located in Sawabi. I worked on Computer Generated Holography" in my final year project. I got my degree in Electronics Engineering with two internships in Schlumberger and OGDCL. I have been working with Ericsson as RF optimization engineer, working on 2G and 3G optimization from Sep 2013 until June 2016. Currently, I am working with Huawei Technologies, as 3G optimization Engineer. In free time, I love to code and study new skills. I have been a member and volunteer for IEEE since 2010 till date.

Contact Details

Muhammad Ahsan Farooqui
House 294, Street 1, Block A
NPF, Near Bahria Town, Sector O-9,
Islamabad, Pakistan, 44000

+92-346-5371678
ahsan.farooqui@ieee.org

Education

Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi, Swabi

Bachelors of Science in Electronics Engineeirng August 2009 - June 2013

  • Final Year Project: Computer Generate Holography
  • Major Courses Learnt : Communication Theory, Wireless Communication, Power Electronics, Power System Protection, Digital Image Processing
  • Co-Curricular Activities : Member of IEEE GIKI Student Branch, SPIE GIKI Student Branch

Islamabad Model College For Boys, F-8/4, Islamabad

Intermediate Examination June 2006-August 2008

  • Pre Engineering : Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education

Work

LCC Pakistan - Contracting for Huawei Technologies

3G RF optimization Engineer August 2016 - Present

Mobilink(JAzz)-Warid Merger Project

2G MOCN Project
  • Benchmarking KPIs and Parametric audits for 2G MOCN on Cell, BSC and IU level
  • Planning and moderating FPLMN Flushing Activities for nationwide 2G MOCN including creation of dummy cells, flushing MNCs to remove EPLMN from forbidden list etc.
  • Planning LAC change activities to facilitate 2G MOCN Activation
  • Planning flushing for the MORAN sites and clusters
3G MOCN Project
  • KPI Benchmark, neighbor auditing of 3G MOCN on RNC, Cell, IU and CN-Operator level
  • Neighbor auditing and LAC verifications for EPLMN definitions
IP Modernization and DSEURR Project
  • Monitor IP modernized sites, provide KPI benchmarks for the activity and troubleshoot any major degradations
  • Monitor Zero calls, KPIs for Swap. Perform initial configuration tests and troubleshoot any degradations or issues.

Mobilink Super 3G Project

  • KPI Benchmark and analysis for the new rollout second carrier on 3G Cells
  • Daily RNC Monitoring for Rawalpindi City
  • Parametric, Neighbor auditing
  • Feature Trials including MOCN, CPC, ACP, SRB over HSUPA/HSDPA, and Immediate Assignment on TCH.
  • Script preparation for miscellaneous trials and features.

Ericsson Pakistan

RF Design and Optimization Engineer September 2013 - June 2016

Achievements:

Ericsson Performance and Achievement award on successfully delivering the RF design and locking it with Mobilink.

Warid 2G/LTE Optimization Project (May 2016 - June 2016)

  • Preparing Acceptance reports for the new rollout sites.
  • Monitoring NCS and FAS results to perform neighbor and frequency optimization.
  • Monitoring Stats and preparing KPI reports and on-site rectification requests.

Mobilink 3G Project (January 2015 – May 2016):

Parametric tuning and Optimization of new rollout and existing sites:
  • Performed License calculations, analysis and Channel element, user expansions calculations.
  • Analyzed and Improved KPIs including parametric tuning and neighbor optimization. Carried out rollout of new sites and optimizing them to meet Network level KPIs.
Multicarrier sites Project:
  • Added additional 5MHz to the existing 3G Network
  • Implementing, troubleshooting and initial tuning of the newly on-aired second carrier site licenses and Hardware expansions
  • Optimizing the KPIs for Multicarrier Sites and implementing different multicarrier strategies to overcome congestion, blocking and other issues.

Implemented features:

  • Multicarrier Feature (Carrier binding): to utilize the complete 10MHz band to get 42Mbps throughput.
  • Load Based Handover: Performed on different sites where Load based IRAT handover was needed.
  • CS Restriction on 2nd Carrier: CS was restricted on 2nd carrier to avoid blocking and reduce call drops.

Mobilink 2G Swap and Expansion Project (September 2013 – December 2014):

  • Designing network’s low level design for swap of GSM network. Design implementation on - ground and troubleshooting.  Hardware and cell design documents preparation to configure cell on network etc.
  • Planning TRX Expansions to overcome the traffic congestion and improve KPIs. This included Hardware/Power license and hardware calculations.
  • Extracting and analyzing statistics for basic troubleshooting of cells and initial tuning of new rollout sites.
  • Planning and executing Radio Network Design work orders for features and special case sites. Initial tuning of WCDMA new rollout sites, parameter tuning, feature testing and implementation. Reconciliation, Mbps calculations and Hardware/License Auditing.

Skills

Telecom Tools (Huawei)

  • PRS, U2000, M2000 with CME, Scripting, Exports Extracting and Live Statistics monitoring
  • NASTAR client for user analysis

Telecom Tools (Ericsson)

  • Mentum Cell Planner, WinFiol, F-Secure, SecureCRT, MOShell
  • Mapinfo (SiteSee, Plano tools)
  • Citrix Clients(CNA, BSM, NCS, MRR, FAS, Traffic reports, TRX reports)

Programming Skills

  • Microsoft Excel VBA
  • Python
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, jQuery, Bootstrap (This website. Duh!)
  • Familiar with C#, Java, C, Assembly Language
  • Ladder Logic for Siemens S7-200 PLC
  • MATLAB

Networking Skills

  • CISCO Packet Tracer
  • GNS3
  • WireShark

Microsoft Office Skills

  • Microsoft Excel - Formulae + VBA Coding
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Powerpoint

Simulation Software

  • Proteus
  • PSpice
  • Multisim
  • TEMS Discovery (Basic)

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Positions I held or currently hold in IEEE

  • IEEEmadC 2017 Ambassadors Coordinator (Jan 2017 – Current)
  • Committee Member, IEEE Student Digital Experience Contest (2017 – Current)
  • IEEE Day 2017 Ambassadors Coordinator for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh (Jan 2017 – Current)
  • Webinars Coordinator, IEEE R10 Young Professionals (Jan 2017 – Current)
  • Team Member, IEEE Industry Relations Team, IEEE Region 10 (March 2015 – December 2016)
  • Treasurer, IEEE Young Professionals Islamabad Section (Jan 2015 – December 2016)
  • Student Activities Committee Chair, IEEE Islamabad Section (May 2015 – June 2017)
  • Jury Member, IEEE R10 Awards 2015 (Exemplary Student branch award)
  • Pakistan Representative, IEEE Young Professionals South Asia Committee (2014)
  • Section Student Representative, IEEE Islamabad Section (2012-2013)
  • Student Branch Vice Chair, IEEE GIK Institute Student Branch (2012-2013)

Get In Touch.

Hello There!
Thanks for stopping by! If you found anything interesting, please feel free to drop me a message. You can contact me via following methods:
email at ahsan.farooqui@ieee.org OR me@ahsanfarooqui.xyz.
Call at +92-346-5371678
Whatsapp at +92-334-8819900