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Principal Telecoms Engineer at SANReN
For the past 5 years I have been consulting through the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research to various government departments on topics ranging from Enterprise Architecture, Business and ICT Strategy, Network Design and Architecture and Integrated Network Management as a Principal Telecomms Engineer in the Telecomms Group. For Communications Service Providers I have consulted on Product / Service Development and incubation, Network Architecture and Design – specialising in Carrier Ethernet Technologies, Revenue Assurance, Customer Experience Management and Integrated OSS/BSS systems implementing the carrier’s business strategy, primarily using TMForum Frameworx and Carrier Ethernet as technology bases. I have recently moved to the South African National Research Network (SANReN) and am primarily responsible for Network Architecture and Design and assist the Service Development and Incubation team with product development. SANReN is in the process of implementing a large capacity DWDM network to support research organisations locally and internationally, own 8% of WACS undersea cable capacity and participate heavily in defining the Global Network Architecture for NREN’s globally. NREN’s by their nature are centres of innovation and drive standards globally. In terms of SDN / NFV I have consulted to Service Providers and Systems Integrators in integrating SDN and NFV technologies into their networks with a particular focus on revenue generation for Service Providers through NFV. Integration and Orchestration of SDN and NFV services through the industry wide collaboration between the TMForum, MEF Forum, ONF, ON.Lab, Open-O, ONOS and OpenDaylight is my current primary area of interest. I am certified in TMForum Frameworx for integrated OSS/BSS systems, Carrier Ethernet (MEF-CECP), Systems Engineering, LEADing practice Enterprise Architecture and various network and Telecoms certifications. Specialties: IP/MPLS networks, Service Provider Networks, IMS, Business Case, Voice Networks, VoIP, Network Management, OSS systems, BSS systems, TMForum Frameworx certified, Data Centres, Cloud Computing. Technologies: Microwave, Fibre optic, LTE, NMS, OSS, BSS, Openstack, Openflow, SD, NFV, TOGAF, LEADing Practice, TMForum Frameworx, Enterprise Architecture.