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VP – Core and Cloud Planning at du
Ayman Elnashar received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, in 1995 and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical communications engineering from Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt, in 1999 and 2005, respectively. He obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees while working fulltime. He has more than 17 years of experience in telecoms industry including GSM, GPRS/EDGE, UMTS/HSPA+/LTE, WiMax, WiFi, and transport/backhauling technologies. He was part of three major start-up telecom operators in MENA region (Mobinil/Egypt, Mobily/KSA, and du/UAE) and held key leadership positions. Currently, he is Sr. Director of Wireless Broadband, Terminals, and Performance with the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Co. “du”, UAE. He is in charge of mobile and fixed wireless broadband networks. He is responsible for strategy and innovation, design and planning, performance and optimization, and rollout/implementation of mobile and wireless broadband networks. He is the founder of the Terminals Lab for end-to-end testing, validation, and benchmarking of mobile terminals. He managed and directed the evolution, evaluation, and introduction of du mobile broadband HSPA+/LTE networks. Prior to this, he was with Mobily, Saudi Arabia, from June 2005 to Jan 2008 as Head of Projects. He played key role in contributing to the success of the mobile broadband network of Mobily/KSA. From March 2000 to June 2005, he was with Mobinil (orange), Egypt where he was responsible for the operation & maintenance of the delta region. He managed several large-scale networks, and mega projects with more than 1.5 billion USD budgets including start-ups (LTE 1800 MHz, UMTS, HSPA+, WiMAX16e, WiFi), networks expansions (GSM, UMTS/HSPA+, WiFi, and transport/backhauling) and swap projects (GSM, UMTS, MW, and transport network) from major infrastructure vendors. He obtained his PhD degree in multiuser interference cancellation and smart antennas for cellular systems. He published 20+ papers in wireless communications arena in highly ranked journals such as IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation, IEEE Transactions Vehicular technology, and IEEE Transactions Circuits and Systems I, IEEE Vehicular technology Magazine, IET Signal Processing, and international conferences. He is the main author of a book entitled “Design, Deployment, and Performance of 4G-LTE Networks: A Practical Approach”, to be published by Wiley in Aprile 2014. His research interests include practical performance analysis of cellular systems (CDMA-based & OFDM-based), 3G/4G mobile networks planning, design, and optimization, digital signal processing for wireless communications, multiuser detection, smart antennas, MIMO, and robust adaptive detection and beamforming. He is currently working on LTE-Advanced and beyond including eICIC, HetNet, UL/DL CoMP, 3D Beamforming, Combined LTE/HSPA+, Combined LTE/WiFi: simultaneous reception, etc…