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P ERSONAL I NFORMATION

Name : Faraz Hussain Larik e-mail : farazlarik@hotmail.com


Ph No : +96597286246 Nationality : Pakistan
S UMMARY
• Over 4 years of Telecommunication experience.
• Experience of Nokia M13, M14 MSCi / MSS / HLR DX200, MGW U3, U4 IPA2800, Siemens
MSC D900 and STP HiS700 equipments.
• Knowledge in CS Core technologies, protocols such as Rel 99, Release 4, ATM/IP,
SIGTRAN etc. Legacy/NG IP technologies/protocols such as Soft switch, multi-layer
switching, IP addressing, etc.
• Experience in Core Network Dimensioning and Performance Measurement tools.
• Good understanding of operator business drivers and technologies in the Core network
area.
• Technical reports preparation for traffic analysis and customer presentation.
• Verification of quality parameters and network performance Optimization.
• Ability to link the customer requests to services and service development.

A CHIEVEMENTS
• Received Certificate of Appreciation from NSN for the services provided on Zain Iraq
Project during Phase 7 and Phase 8.
• Awarded by Telenor Pakistan for a valuable resource in the region and recovery of
network in crisis situation for the year 2007.

C AREER A CCOMPLISHMENTS
• Successfully swaped Core network of Alcatel Lucent MSC/HLR to NSN MSS/HLR on Zain
Iraq Project.
• Release upgrade of NSN HLR DX200 from M13 to M14 on Zain Iraq Project.
• Integration of MSS with Nokia Siemens IN [Charge at Once (C@O)] on Zain Iraq project.
• Implementation of MSS Pooling on Core network of Zain Iraq.
• Anti-Spam feature activation on Zain Iraq Project.
• Cap re-routing integration on Zain Iraq Project.
• Missed Call Alert (MCA) implementation and testing on Zain Iraq Project.
• Activation of Ring Back Tone feature in MSS on Zain Iraq Project.
• Integration of R4 network with Legal Interception Server on Zain Iraq Project.
• Integration of Core Network with IVRs on Zain Iraq Project.
• Mass subscriber provisioning on Nokia HLR using SMOVER Tool on Zain Iraq Project.
• PSTN migration from Alcatel Lucent to NSN Core on Coscom Uzbekistan Project.
• Trained customer team to efficiently perform operations of the network on Coscom
Uzbekistan Project.

E MPLOYMENT H ISTORY
NSN Kuwait-Zain Iraq GSM Project Kuwait (Internal) Sept 2009 – Till
Title: Senior Core Engineer (Managed Services) Date
NSN Kuwait-Zain Iraq GSM Project Kuwait (External) Sept 2008 – Aug
Title: Core Engineer (Network Implementation / Care) 2009
NSN-COSCOM GSM Project Uzbekistan (External) May 2008 – Aug
Title: Core Engineer (Network Implementation / Care) 2008
NSN-TELENOR GSM Project Pakistan (External) Apr 2006 – Apr
Title: Core Engineer (Managed Services) 2008

S K ILLS
• Dialing pre-analysis, Origin analysis, EOS analysis, attribute analysis, digit analysis, call-
control parameters, User plane analysis, Virtual MGW, Full Mesh topology. Destination,
sub-destination, and charging component.
• Call routing, Global Title Analysis, SS7 signaling, IN based services, R4 protocols
(SIGTRAN, BICC, MEGACO)
• CD loading on MSS M13 DX200 and MGW U3, U4 IPA2800 including UTPFIL patches and
ET upgrades.
• KPI Analysis and impact on the performance of the system.
• NEMU integration, supervision of software, configuration with NETACT interfaces. /
Configuration of measurements.
• NETACT alarms and usage of reporting tool.
• ESA24 upgrade on MGW IPA2800 / ESB26 upgrade on MSS DX200 / HMS and NEMU
upgrade.
• Subscriber administration using SQL queries.
• ATM E1/Signaling link configuration / Configuring synchronization inputs / Configuration
of Ater interface in MGW U4.
• License Installation.
• Nethawk/K12 SS7 analyzer trace. Nokia Specific Event / VLRU trace.
• Customer specific feature activation based on Nokia Specific Solution, using Feature
Activation Manual.
• Traffica Views tool usage and graph analysis to solve various network issues. Traffica
News Usage to solve routing issues.

P ROFESSIONAL T RAININGS
• Switching Core Network Call Control (Milan - Italy)
• HLR release upgrade training from M13 to M14 (Helsinki – Finland)
• Switching Core Network Commissioning and Integration
• KT® Resolve Training

E DUCATION
SIR SYED UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY Jan 2002-Dec 2005
Karachi, Pakistan
• B.S. Computer Science – 4 years – 162 credit hrs.

P ERSONAL A TTRIBUTES
• Collaboration skills
• Customer service orientation
• Planning and organizing skills
• Problem solving skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Stress tolerant