Tareq Amin

Tareq Amin

Summary

Results oriented leader with over 13 years of telecom experince , adept at leading business transformation through innovation, excels at execution with an ability to recognize, leverage and maximize the value of organizational assets and opportunities. Effective communicator and team builder, proficient at aligning and integrating technology and business. Extremely successful in managing mission critical operations, implementing procedures and policies for organizational quality control and operational execution delivering measurable results. Dynamic leadership of many large scale project implementations.

Core competencies include:

  • Organizational Leadership
  • Strategic Planning and Budgeting
  • Large scale Project Management
  • Wireless Network Deployment and Operations
  • Vendor Management and Negotiations
  • Enterprise Software Application Engineering and Development
  • UMTS, CDMA, WIMAX, UMA and GSM Network optimization, Planning and Benchmarking
  • Hands on experience with Nortel, Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia and Alcatel Lucent.

Skills

Skills

RF Design

Expert in RF Design using Planet and Atoll for CDMA and LTE

Work History

Work History
Oct 2008 - Present

Director, Carrier Solutions

Huawei Technologies

Responsible for the North American region wireless and wire line carrier solutions department. Provide service planning, network design and architecture, business consulting and operations consulting for telecom operators in the US and Canada. Gather customer requirements from carriers' perspectives and Explore Huawei's opportunities for multi-product solutions, new product solutions, and consulting services while focusing on improving the customer core competitiveness.Conducted macro and micro eco system analysis, Telecom industry evolution, trend analysis and Competitive analysis in the telecom Market.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Created a national organization that is focused on Network design and planning(Subscriber Forecast, traffic calculation, End to End Network Architecture design, Network evolution solutions)
  • Established a national team that is responsible for Telecom business consulting(Business Strategy & Planning, Business Case Development & Financial Modeling, Marketing Strategy and Proposition Development, End to End Service Design and Launch, Business Process
  • Developed business consulting mythologies that includes: market analysis, business forecast, financial analysis and business model assessment
  • Developed 3G/4G network migration solutions for mobile operator (End to End Network Planning, Operational guidelines and Performance Metrics)
  • Lead a cross functional team that is responsible for defining the business model for LTE deployment and pricing strategy in the north america market.
Feb 2008 - Oct 2008

Managing Director

ComNet Solutions

Responsible for building and managing the company's information technology, Product development and professional services groups. Managing all technology related initiatives, projects, processes, people, and planning. Developing and communicating long-term corporate technology plans detailing current, short-term and long-term resource utilization, budget, and growth forecasts.

Selected Accomplishments: 

  • Provided technical strategy consultation for a new wireless operator, which included RF design, Network architecture design, IP backbone design and vendor evaluation and business case preparation.
  • Hired and recruited engineering staff to support Tier1 mobile operator in the design and optimization of their wireless network. 
  • Developed professional services processes and methodologies for implementation of software and hardware Created project management documentation and standards for use in all projects
Feb 2007 - Feb 2008

Sr. Director, National Planning & Performance

http://www.t-mobile.com

Managed a department of 80 people responsible for all end-to-end capacity planning, end-to-end network performance and engineering applications development. Managed budget allocation for all capacity, performance and software development related expenditures across T-mobile USA markets.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Successfully managed budget allocation of $480M in capital expenditures across for network capacity
  • Established a national UMTS group responsible for launching and optimizing T-Mobile USA 3G network
  • Successfully implemented a new national organization that is responsible for capacity planning and performance of the voice, data, Transport and facilities, including setting standards, creating/procuring necessary tools, forecasting and budgeting, reporting overall strategy and addressing all issues related to capacity planning on all network nodes
  • Implemented technical strategies to monitor the GSM/UMTS network performance across all network nodes.
  • Deployed and designed national enterprise applications for performance management, configuration management, RF analysis and capacity planning tools, which are aimed towards improving operational efficiencies and productivity.
  • Played a key role in developing a new return on Investment model for T-Mobile USA to prioritize GSM/UMTS cell site build plan across all markets.
  • Played a key role in driving vendors road map and architecture to improve customer experience and operational efficiencies.
  • Lead cross-functional engineering and operational teams to improve the reliability of RAN/CORE/UMA nodes across T-Mobile USA.
  • Revamped the national performance metrics to capture the end-to-end customer experience for T-Mobile USA GSM and UMTS networks
  • Aligned regions and markets toward common process and procedures around capacity planning for RAN/CORE and IP infrastructure
Jun 2003 - Feb 2008

Regional Director, RF Engineering

http://www.t-mobile.com

Managed a regional RF organization that is responsible for all aspects of Radio planning (planning guidelines, documentation, capacity roadmap and features); network performance and radio access network engineering (technical vendor management, new feature testing and implementation)

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Established engineering and operations performance metrics to measure customer satisfaction across the Northeast region
  • Project managed and successfully deployed of the enhanced location services across 5000 cell sites in the Northeast region
  • Established a regional frequency planning group that is responsible for all aspects of frequency planing analysis and implementation across the northeast region.
  • Designed and project managed the deployment of the first UMTS network in T-Mobile USA, which consisted of 1200 sites in the NY metro area
  • Successfully managed a major spectrum reduction program in the NY metro area with no impact to the customers.
  • Created a regional organization that is focused on supporting the sales team to address coverage issues in major venues and buildings via deployment of IP nano base stations
  • Lead the network performance and call quality improvement initiative program, which resulted in 45% improvement in key performance indicators across the Northeast region
  • Audited network radio plan design to ensure coverage, quality, and marketing objectives were met and exceeded across the northeast region
  • Project managed key technology deployment across the northeast region (EDGE, AMR and Nortel e3 BSC)
  • Negotiated regional services contracts with key vendors that resulted in 35% capital savings
Jan 2002 - Jun 2003

Senior RF Manager

http://www.t-mobile.com

Provided leadership and strategic management of the Engineering department for New York Metro area. Ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of a 1600 site market, carrying over 1 million erlangs of traffic per day, with a development budget in excess of $450 million, and an annual build plan of 400 sites.

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Supported the launch of the joint venture between T-Mobile and Cingular in the NY metro area which included the design of the BSC/MSC/LAC boundaries to support new traffic
  • Handled all aspects of traffic engineering which included running traffic predictions, Radio/Cabinet Adds and ordering backhaul facilities
  • Lead the disaster recovery efforts to restore the wireless service in the NY area during the 9/11 Events.
  • Lead the technical strategy and vision for the market, distilling this strategy to the departments and ensuring goals and objectives supporting a common development path
  • Developed work procedures, process improvement, and documentation to improve operational efficiency
  • Supported the sales and marketing teams for major customers accounts
  • Directly involved in the training and coaching of the engineering staff
  • Lead across functional team of engineering and operations to improve network quality and capacity
Oct 2000 - Jan 2002

Director of Engineering

Telecom Technology Services

Managed a team of engineering consultants in the NY metro area to support the design, deployment and optimization of VoiceStream GSM network

Selected Accomplishments:

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Played and active role in leading both the design and optimization of VoiceStream GSM network
  • Lead the design and implementation of all frequency planning activities across 2200 sitesRecruited all necessary staffing to support the project
  • Managed client relationships to ensure customer expectations were achieved
  • Focused on Business Development which enabled the company to grow revenue by 35%
Oct 1999 - Oct 2000

RF Engineering Manager

Green Drake Engineering

Managed a team of RF engineers and technicians to optimize and design Sprint PCS CDMA network in the Portland, Oregon area

Selected Accomplishments:

  • Conducted network-benchmarking analysis which helped Sprint in identifying gaps to the competition
  • Project managed all antenna systems change outs to improve network quality
  • Handled all network design, this included identifying coverage Gaps, issuing search rings, reviewing and identifying candidates for final build
  • Supported the client on daily network optimization activities and met performance target goals

Education

Education