Manager - Radio Planning and Optimization.Network Technologies

MTN Group

Driver & Transport Services

Unspecified NGN Confidential
2 weeks ago

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Job Description/Requirements

We are a leading telecommunications company that is in the process of transforming into a technology company. Our ambition is to build the largest and most valuable platforms, drive industry leading connectivity, create shared value and accelerate our portfolio transformation. Our goal is to create a culture that values innovation, agility, and learning, where everyone feels included and where data is leveraged to create value for our customers, to support delivery of our ambition.

Under the Direct Supervision of the Network Planning and Optimization Senior Manager, to define and implement all network strategy to achieve MTN Group targets technical and financial), regulatory technical obligations with cost efficiency. The Manager Radio Planning & Optimization drives the planning resources (Supervisors) and MS team to ensure a very good network quality and experience provided to MTN customers. In collaboration with the vendors and partners, he defines radio capacity and coverage (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G plan in synergy with MTN group vision, MTN Benin business team strategy 

The Manager Radio Planning & Optimization:

Dimension, design and plan radio networks (2G, UMTS, LTE, 5G and future technologies) on various layers (including in-building solutions IBS/DAS RMA/small cells for cost effective deployment of network coverage and capacity, for achievement of rollout and marketing/business plan objectives and regulatory obligations Supervise & manage the RAN Dept. Staff (Supervisors and Engineers), this includes MS NPM. Close coordination on regular basis with all relevant internal & external stakeholders (MTN Technology team, all other MTN departments, vendorsâ¦) for overall network improvement Ensures compliance with all company, Division, & Dept. procedures & policies. Contribute to MTN cost efficiency

General working conditions: 

Shift work  Local travel  International travel Driverâs license

Work time span:

Assigned working hours. 24/7 Call outs when urgent.  Laptop.

Key Task: 

Team lead in planning, designing, optimizing and maintaining MTN Benin radio network under leadership of the Network Planning Senior Manager. Support in the preparation of the annual business plan via coverage & capacity dimensioning of RAN according to marketing forecasts and MTN group technology strategy. Inter department collaboration / interface with other Network Group divisions within the region. Analysis & Approval of frequency plans & cell parameter plans submitted by managed service & 3rd party vendor (s). Technical support for all RAN projects delivering  Adequately plan the implementation of relevant radio solutions including in-building solutions/DAS, micro mobiles base stations, MCPAâs & indoor booster deployments to achieve network objectives Support the Network Senior Manager by providing field sensitive feedback on network performance & customer experience in regions in collaboration with the business teams Understand the telecommunication industry local trends and developments in order to assess the impact on MTNâs current and future business Awareness and reporting of competitor activities as identified in the field Perform & supervise the Regular reporting on network performance and activities of MS vendor partner for MTN Ensure the Cell configuration, clutter data and propagation models loaded into the network Planning Tool are to be maintained to ensure that they offer a true reflection of the propagation environment· Provide specialist technical support to all other department regarding the network and radio related features Supervise, analyse & approve vendor execution of radio coverage and capacity rollout design for the region Continuously analyse traffic, utilization and subscriber growth in order to foresee needs for capacity expansion. Evaluate, verify and supervise the optimization of MTN Benin RAN by managed service vendor (s) to ensure KPIs are in conformance with targets for the region Best NPS result. Set goals and objectives for direct reports, monitor progress and maintain motivation Manage performance of team  Identify staff training and development needs and implement necessary actions

Stakeholder relationships:

Manager, Senior Manager, Customer Experience, NWG Departments, Sale & Distibution, Marketing, Regulatory and Legal

Education: a Degree (Telecommunications) and/or a related Computer Engineering Degree 


Minimum Five (05) yearsâ experience in Mobile Network Radio Planning and Optimization .

Important competencies required for the position:

Professional competencies  Very good analytical skills Computer literacy Good written and oral communication skills Team working skills Technical competencies  A good knowledge in Networking

Decision Making:

Decision making is guided by applying knowledge of specific procedure and rules Decision making is based largely on experience A defined set of known solutions is available and the correct one must be selected  Standards and procedures largely determine the correctness of the decision The incumbent relies on guidance for non-standard situations Decision making is guided by interpreting situations, applying knowledge of process (discipline, customer requirements) to provide customized solutions for specific situations Decision making is informed but not determined by precedents A number of different/unique solutions may be generated and the most appropriate for the situation should be chosen Decision making relies on interpreting the departmental or functional business plan into required best practice, systems, rules, regulations and budgets to achieve business goals. Decision making takes operational trends into account and generates multiple possibilities that involve trade-offs and juggling of multiple variables â thereby ensuring the best use resources Decision making guided by strategy and objectives. Decision making takes changes in broader environmental variables and business market conditions into account. Decisions made determine the means of operationalizing the strategic intent.

Must live the MTN Values of:

Can Do Integrity Leadership Innovation Relationships

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