Sedem Cooper

  • Accra, Ghana
Sedem Cooper

NOC Engineer (Alcatel-Lucent)


A highly motivated and result oriented young man who is able to stand up to situations. My greatest strengths are my ability to have a clear understanding of what is required of me, the satisfaction I get from delivering results as expected or being involved in delivering results and my strong analytic thinking coupled with expertise and technology application.


Aug 2010 - Jun 2014

Bachelor of Science (Hons), Telecommunications Engineering.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

Areas of specialization includes:

  • Wireless Data Communication Networks (2G, 3G and LTE)
  • Network Planning and Optimization

Theme of thesis:

Optimization of network performance by queuing of hand-offs (handover) at Mobile Switching Office or Center (MSO/MSC).

Oct 2006 - May 2009

West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.

Prempeh College, Kumasi.

Senior High School education.

Programme offered: General Science with Geography.

Aug 1997 - May 2006

Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE.

Saint Lawrence School, Accra.

Basic and Junior High School education

professional Certifications

Dec 2014 - Dec 2017

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CSCO12738186)

Cisco Systems Inc.
Routing and Switching Technologies.
Aug 2014 - Present

Microeconomic Principles

Coursera (University of Illinois)
Understanding economic principles and its applications in decision making.
May 2011 - Present

Solar Photo-voltaic Design and Installation

The Energy Center, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
Design and Installation of Solar PV stand alone systems.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2014 - Present

NOC Engineer (LTE Technology)

Alcatel-Lucent Denmark A/S

Responsible for: 

  •  Monitoring alarms and incidents reported by network management systems (HUAWEI M2000, U2000, CACTI), across all technologies and correlating alarms, which are due to a single failure
  • Analyzing impact of alarms or failures on network services and defining alarm severity levels according to a pre-defined level matrix
  • First line troubleshooting, fault isolation and analysis
  • Further troubleshooting of LTE Customer Premise Equipment, switches and routers, fault isolation and analysis
  • Providing remote assistance to field team
  • Raising and updating trouble tickets for customer complaints and requests
  • Performing initial assessment of network incidents and customer complaints
  • First line resolution of customer complaints or network incidents otherwise activate escalation to the appropriate expert pool or field operation center
  • Following up resolution of all incidents and monitoring resolution according to agreed QoS targets
  • Escalating to management about critical problems and/or incidents not solved within QoS targets
  • Informing impacted customers on status and progress of their complaints
  • Preparation of daily incident reports for management.



Provision of end-to-end Managed Services for our client National Information Technology Agency in the management of nationwide e-Government infrastructure in Ghana. The infrastructure provided by Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent with its partners will extend the national backbone infrastructure to all districts in the country and provides a national data centre and a secondary data centre facility for disaster recovery capability, and ultimately connect all public institutions and MDAs and MMDAs to a single shared communications and computing infrastructure to facilitate effective delivery of government services to citizens, businesses and others

May 2013 - Aug 2013

Industrial Attachment

Industrial Attachment

Provided assistance to Aeronautical Information Services, Air Traffic Safety Engineering, Air Traffic Control Center, Electrical and Electronics Section and Satellite and Radar Section. I was finally assigned to the Air traffic Safety Engineering Department.

Responsible for:

  • Daily Flight Route planning
  • Flight logging
  • Coordination of traffic with neighboring countries
  • Monitoring of flight movements on radar
  • Aeronautical Telecommunications Information Service

leadership experience

PRESIDENT, Prempeh College Science Club, (2008/2009 academic year)

I served as the representative for the science students' body; the mediator between the science students and the head of department together with the college's administration. I was also responsible for the day to day running of the club and presented weekly report to the science department and the College's administration.

VICE PRESIDENT, Prempeh College Wildlife Society, (2008/2009 academic year)

My duty was to assist the President to run the Prempeh College chapter of the Society

summary of skills

  • Strong eye for accuracy
  • Strong analytical thinking
  • Strong decision making skills and ability to prioritize and plan effectively
  • Ability to study or work under little or no supervision
  • Attention to details
  • Methodical approach to tasks assigned
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Team player with very good communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Managed Service Telecom Operations Practices
  • Ability and willingness to work in all weather conditions and environment
  • Excellent customer facing skills
  • Delivering results as per requests
  • Creative and innovative.

technical knowledge

Excellent Knowlege in: 

  • Matrix Laboratory (MATLAB)
  • Wireless Data Communications Networks (2G, 3G, LTE)
  • Network Routing and Switching
  • Optical Communications Systems (Fibre Optics)
  • Network Planning and Optimization
  • Mobile and Satellite Communication Systems
  • Communication Circuits
  • TCP/IP stack
  • Signals and Systems
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Switching Engineering
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility

language skills

Fluent in:

  • English
  • Asante Twi
  • Ewe
  • Ga