This era has witnessed the marvelsof wireless communication.
The industry has progressed from analog phones to3G, then 4G and now 5G is gaining prominence. This furtherance has dramaticallyaltered the way we do, see and think. However, with ample possibilities, itcomes with unique challenges. Given the pace of change, the issue withtechnological obsolescence is booming along with the colossal amount of capexrequirement for infra and network readiness. In addition, there is gestationperiod considering the competitive landscape of the industry.
Extensiveresearch, dynamics and strategy is being placed to handle these hiccups. Thisis definitely going to be an interesting time to get involved in this campaign.To fulfill the dream of becomingan Electrical Engineer I got admitted to Islamic University of Technology (IUT)back in 2012. As I came from a middle class family, my first proper interactwith computers was in our computer laboratory for one of our programming courses.
That, as a whole, changed my perception about future and I never looked back. Today,I work in the field of telecommunication and now I believe it’s my time to getinvolved and make myself prepare for the upcoming future of immensepossibilities and wizardry of Wireless Communication. I intend to pursue my MSdegree majoring in Wireless Communication Engineering from University of Oulu engagingin new and unique strategies of different wireless solutions and smart energyefficient wireless sensor application.Choosing Electrical andElectronic Engineering for undergraduate education, I just started to explorethe fundamentals; like DC and AC electrical circuits, Basic electronics, energyconversions, electromagnetics with related laboratory works and preliminaryprojects. From third academic year, more specialized programs, such as, Digitalelectronics, Continuous Signals, Power Systems, Digital Signal Processing,Communication Theory, Microprocessor Systems enriched my diversity on the fieldof Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I could not but mention twoaccomplished projects during this period named ‘Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU) design’ and ‘PCB Based Touch Activated Alarm System’ through which I coulddevelop my practice of critical thinking and implementation ability.
Also, inmy final year, I along with my two other group mates, using MATLAB, designed ‘A Solar Power System Serving the DualPurpose of Irrigation’. The project was a perfect combination ofimplementing coding ability, solving logical errors, sophisticated devicedesigning and organized group work, as a whole, taste of an advanced researchwork. During my Academic years, I wasnot only bound by the textbooks. I was an active member of IUT IEEE societyarranging various seminars and forums under IEEE umbrella. I was also involvedin IUT Debating and Photographic Society. Being an enthusiast of travel , I have arranged numerous outing with my fellow mates travelling to differentparts of the country and abroad. Some of my travel articles are also availableonline at www.
jotayu.com which is a jointventure to accumulate curated contents. I chose to carry out theseresponsibilities willingly as avoiding my social obligations was not an option.Currently, I am working as aUMTS/LTE RF Planning and Optimization Specialist at Robi Axiata Limited, aleading Telecommunication company in Bangladesh.
I have educated myself onplanning, designing and dimensioning radio network. I play with Geographic areaof Bangladesh to ensure coverage, capacity and quality of Mobile Broadband(MBB). I have led the end to end Dual Carrier activation scope underRobi-Airtel Merger Project which was a huge success and earned me the title ofRobi Guiding Principle Champion 2017 for “I CAN I WILL”. Additionally, my drivefor shaping standard parameter settings considering different clusters wasappraised loudly. Now, I am leading the preparation, spectrum strategy finalizationand interface dimensioning for upcoming LTE and third carrier (U900) which willbe launched shortly.
I utilized my skills in programming to developapplications for day to day business process automation, regular Network KPI& parameter monitoring for efficient planning. Now I believe that Antennamodeling, channel efficiency, quality upgrade, advanced modulation and codingtechniques are no more mere professional works to me, rather further researchin these fields have become my core interests. I believe my country is a placeof immense possibilities. Although 80% of our people live below the povertyline, the number of current mobile subscriber is 143 million as per the reportof Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC), which is almost 84% of thetotal population.
Amongst which, the Smartphone penetration is 33.65% with ahumongous incline of 628% from 2012 (GSMA). After completion of my Graduatestudies, I expect to apply what I have learned to drive the communicationindustry forward and thus benefit people and society as a whole.
In my country,where the telecom industry is drastically changing its shapes and concepts tofit in the near future, I wish to blend in and contribute with my gatheredknowledge and experience for the sole purpose of modernizing my country andcommunity. By working in this context, I am confident that I can distinguishmyself as a leader in my profession, keep my social commitments and also lookfurther beyond.In this regard, I find Finland tobe the most appealing option as it has technological advancement incommunication sector which exceeds beyond imagination and clearly excels as thefront runner in the race of competitive future. Making internet access a legalright added a surprising tone to me as in the context of my country, it seemspretty improbable. I believe University of Oulu isthe appropriate choice for me, since it is focused on teaching, research andscholarly activity. The involvement of global telecommunication and electronicscompanies like NOKIA to undergo some cutting-edge research is too good to avert.
Substantial research works related to 5G, IoT, future wireless communicationtechnologies anticipated me to pursue research work here for MS acquisition. Here,I will receive an education that gives me both, the technical skills and theintellectual discipline to become a leader in the arena of Wireless CommunicationEngineering. In all, it is a comprehensive university that furnishes aneducation that will serve me well in my career and prepare me for a lifetime oflearning.