Eugene Mkandawire

  • Malawi, MW
  • eugene.mkandawire@tnm.co.mw

Network Planning And Optimization Engineer

Work History

Work History
May 2012 - Present

Network Planning And Optimization Engineer

Telekom Networks Malawi Limited

Major Achievements

• NodeB/BTS rehoming to resolve SPU/DPU congestion

• Multi-Carrier Deployment Strategy, configuration and adjacency planning

• PCH-State Activation & resolution of high SPU load resulting from smart phone generated signaling storm, with RAB & RRC Success Rate improvement from below 95% to over 98%

• Channel element, code, Iub & power congestion resolution to maintain RAB Success Rate above 99%

• Call drop resolution along all major roads through layer 3 message & propagation environment analysis

• Parameter audit and optimization with improvement of Busy Hour Paging Success Rate from below 80% to over 90%

• Resolution of FACH Congestion resulting from increased FACH utilization

• Resolution of HSUPA RAB Failures resulting from DSCP mismatch • HSPA+ Configuration, feature activation and optimization

• Achieved up to 60% EDGE RLC Throughput improvement per BSC through parameter optimization

• Improvement of RLC Retransmission Rate from over 20% to less than 5% on worst cells

• Resolution of paging failures during active data (EDGE) session

• Alcatel – Huawei parameter matching prior to swap Block Optimization 

Nov 2011 - May 2012

Drive-Test Engineer

Telekom Networks Malawi Limited
2G & 3G Drive-Tests Route Planning, Log File Analysis, KPI Analysis, Frequency Planning, Site Surveys, Nominal Fixing, Candidate Selection, Cell Design Data

Education

Education
2006 - 2010

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

University of Malawi - The Polytechnic
2001 - 2004

St. Patrick's Seminary

Skills

Skills

HSPA

Actix

GSM

Nemo Outdoor

2G

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2014 - Jun 2014

WCDMA - HSPA+ Principle Training

Huawei Malaysia Global Training Centre