Hardik Patni

Hardik Patni

Summary

Career Summary

v  Currently working with T-Mobile (Frisco, TX) in the National UMTS Support Center as UMTS SME (Subject Matter Expert).

Almost 7 years in RF design & Optimization out of which 4 Years in UMTS/HSDPA & 4 years in GSM / GPRS. Experienced in 1xEV-DO Optimization

v  Proven Team lead with engineers from diverse background and experience. In VA deployment (roll-out) for AT&T and current T-Mobile project, I have managed team of more than 10 senior engineers.

v  Experience in directly dealing with Senior Managers / directors.

v  Comfortable in working closely with outsourced vendors/contractors to support RF services in new or existing markets.

v  Provided assistance in field teams during site construction and commissioning

v  Expert in optimization processed after working in multiple roll-outs. Experienced Market Lead for Roll-out projects. In last project at Ericsson USA, I was the Market lead for AT&T South TX roll out which included San Antonio, Austin & Houston.

v  Proven experience in dealing with post launch optimization process, data and statistics.

v  Well known for focus on customer requirements. Exceeding internal & external customer expectations is always one of my goals.

v  Clear and effective communication is one of the best assets I have.

v  Flexibility and adaptability is one of my developed strengths after working as consultant for number of years.

Distinctive Achievements / Milestones

Being a VA Team Lead, Achieved the most extraordinary feat in the TMC (Ericsson) Tuning history by launching 25 clusters in less than 7 days, and that too with minimum overtime and without sacrificing quality of work.

Pioneered the CDMA interference issue for Ericsson RBS2206 when co-locating with CDMA800 carriers. This problem was first of its kind in Australia, and has been widely noticed at many (more than 100) CDMA co-located cells after I first identified this issue. Implemented solutions in all of these sites. They were dropping thousands of call every day before implementing this solution.

v  Increased MEAN SERVED KPI to 90% from 60% in just 2 days while working on Ericsson Design Review project with T-Mobile in LA.

v  Optimized major KPI performance to well within Cingular national KPI in just 3 weeks while working as Ericsson Customer Support Engineer in BHM, AL and Raleigh, NC. Some of the drop rate KPI was well above 5%. Identified main cause of high PS DCR for some UTRAN cells in Raleigh which were dropping thousands of HSDPA calls every day.

v  Implemented Ericsson TEMS Automatic (UMTS) in Vodafone network. I was the One and Only administrator for this huge drive trial on-line post-processing tool.

v  First engineer in Vodafone Sydney to have Designed UMTS repeaters for Kordia and to have tracked down Uplink and Downlink UMTS Interference for Nokia. 

Work History

Work History

Market Lead / Team Lead / Senior RF Engineer

Ericsson USA Inc

§  Market lead (San Antonio, Austin & Houston for AT&T phase 4 roll-outs)

§  Team Lead ( AT&T roll-out for VA)

§  Senior Optimization Engineer (UMTS/HSDPA for FL, TX, IL, MA, CA, etc.)

§  Senior Design Engineer ( TMO design review project for NE, LA, SFO)

§  UMTS Customer support Engineer ( NC & AL markets for AT&T) 

Feb 2008 - Present

UMTS SME / Team Lead

T-Mobile USA Inc

§  Subject Matter Expert for RF related issues

§  Involved in Integration & Testing of Actix Spotlight Automation project

§  Involved in setting up requirements for K18 Probe, KPI requirements & validation

§  Trained West Region Markets on UMTS Optimization

§  Post Processing lead for West Region & Bronx Area for NY launch

§  Reported directly to Senior Manager and director at various stages of this project.

§  Involved in writing processes and procedures for pre-launch, post-launch roll-outs.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Skills / Tools

  Base stations Ericsson GSM RBS, Ericsson Node B, Nokia Node B, Lucent EVDO BTS Optimization Ericsson OSS, Nokia OSS, Ericsson BSS parameters for GSM & GPRS Optimization using Vodaterm, Lucent EMS GUI for EV-DO, Lucent OMP for EV-DO, MapInfo Professional, MCOM 3g   Radio Planning Asset 3G, ATOLL, VGIS (Unix based) Post Processing / Probe ActixONE, TEMS Automatic (UMTS) 4.1, Actix Analyzer, LDAT3G, Omega, OPTpcs, k18 Tektronix probe Drive/Walk Test DataPro 4.3, TEMS Investigation, ACTrack Test Equipments Spectrum Analyzer (hp, Rhodes & Schwartz), Tektronics Pilot Scanner for 1xEV-DO   Data analysis XPM ( including Report Builder), Business Object, Cingular Prospect, Vodafone Cellinfo, Metrica PM, Lucent OCELOT