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Bernard Kawuor

Senior Core Access Engineer at Safaricom


An experienced and Customer-oriented professional with strong interpersonal and communication skills. An Engineer keen on Technology and new products. Dependable and reliable in supporting and leading a team effort to produce genuine long-term sustainable development and project delivery.
Special emphasis on Telecommunications/Communications & Networking with Strong skills in the areas of Network Design & Optimization, project management, implementation, technical support, commissioning, training and troubleshooting.


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Current Position(s)

Senior Core Access Engineer | Safaricom
2008 - present

ICT and Telecommunications

•Core Access Network Capacity Planning and Design for Safaricom.
•Access Network Rollout & Implementation, Cutover, Rehomings, hardware & software upgrades, troubleshooting and Performance Tuning/Optimization.
•BSS Commissioning and integration in Multi-Vendor environment-Siemens, Nokia-Siemens and Huawei.
•Development of Network Design reports and Modernization strategy.
•Development of Resilient Business Continuity Plans (BCP).
•Project Planning, Design and Management on Access Projects
•Multi-Vendor Supervision on new equipment/ BSCs ICIA and participation in ATMN testing and sign offs.
•Performs Trials with new Access Technologies in a multivendor environment and establishing their suitability and adaptability to the existing Network.
•Analyzes new Access Network equipment considering such factors as predicted volume of communications traffic, acquisition and installation costs, and estimated improvement in efficiency and effectiveness of operations, and changes in operational procedures resulting from new system installation.
•Coaching and Training Junior and new staff in Access Department.

Familiar with Siemens, Nokia Siemens, Alcatel and Huawei Access Network deployments.


Previous Position(s)

BSS Engineer | ALCATEL LUCENT EAST AFRICA
2008 - 2008

ICT and Telecommunications

•BTS and Microwave links installations & commissioning and integration for customer networks.
•Installed Alcatel BSCs , BTSs-MBO1 and MBO2 & Microwave Transmission Links
•Subcontractors Supervision on project implementation/Rollout.
•Customer maintenance support.
•New equipment ATMN and sign off with Customer
•Testing of faulting equipment and modules (BSS & Transmission)
•Communication of Information

Worked for Zain currently Bharti Airtel.

Educational history

Tertiary

UoN

2011 - 2013

Msc - Telecommunications

Moi University

2003 - 2008

Electrical and Telecommunications - Engineering

Homa Bay High School

1998 - 2001

KCSE

Ongáng' Primary School:

Completed 1997

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IEEE

Member, 2012 - present

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Zabibu

Supporter, 2013 - present

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