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Network Optimization Lead At Airtel Nigeria

Date Posted: 11/Jun/2019
Deadline: 17/Jun/2019

Airtel Nigeria (Airtel Networks Limited), a leading mobile telecommunication services provider in Nigeria and a member of Airtel Africa Group, is committed to providing innovative, exciting, affordable and quality mobile services to Nigerians, giving them the freedom to communicate, rise above their daily challenges and drive economic and social development.

Network Optimization Lead

Job Description

  • The position is a key role within Nigeria and is required to achieve and maintain a high quality level of the 3G / 2G / LTE Radio Network Services, and ensure high quality performance on all technical activities, and the highest possible level of customer satisfaction.
  • The role holder will also Provide effective technical support and continually seek for quality improvements within the Mobile Network Optimization project.

The primary accountability of the role is to ensure optimization of the Network. Other job expectations include:

  • Defines and measures the unit KPIs.
  • Follows-up the evolution of the radio system quality.
  • Proposes indicators for the continuous analysis and follow-up of radio voice and data quality of service, generates proper alarms and recommends solutions when needed.
  • Monitor & analyze the GSM, WCDMA/HSDPA Radio Network Statistics on daily basis.
  • Achieve & maintain the Radio Network Performance as per the contracted KPIs (Accessibility, Retainability, Mobility & Service Integrity).
  • Proposes preventive and/or corrective actions for the provisioning of acceptable QoS for voice and data services.
  • Achieve & maintain the Radio Network Performance as per the contracted KPIs (Accessibility, Retainability, Mobility & Service Integrity).
  • Responsible for reducing congestion and drops, improving the IRAT Handover, Soft Handover, Location Update, Paging, CSSR, RRC Connection & RAB Establishment Success rate in his designated area for all Voice, Video Packet & High Speed, issuing capacity requests whenever needed.
  • Follows-up general Radio access technology trends relating to radio optimization activities and assists the RAN Research & Studies unit in the update of Radio engineering guidelines accordingly.
  • Proposes and verifies the implementation of optimal solutions in order to improve operational efficiency of the unit.
  • Validates the recommended radio parameters and configuration provided by the unit
  • Investigates and recommends proper solutions for customer complaints; validates proposed solutions related to parameter modification on the radio network
  • Follows-up and ensures the existence of sufficient capacity in the radio network (including on the BSC-BTS and the air interfaces).
  • Perform Radio Network Surveys, i.e. visit possible sites in order to judge if they are suitable from a radio network point of view (Hardware & Location).
  • Discuss the frequency & Scrambling Code retunes requests with his team leader for his designated area 

Essential Requirements

  • Relevant University degree in Engineering
  • 10 years of experience in 2G, 3G
  • Minimum of 5 years optimization & Planning experience
  • Minimum of 4 years with vendors (Ericsson and/or Huawei) experience or well-known operators in telecommunication or related field
  • Excellent knowledge of the field of 2G/3G radio communication and optimization
  • Good knowledge in performance management, DB parameters and features

Method of Application

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