Muhammad Shoaib
(Director & CEO)

Has done bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from NWFP UET Peshawar with honours. Major specialized subjects during studies were from the field of Telecommunications. After graduation (1987), joined Research & Development Department of Carrier Telephone Industries (CTI) Islamabad. CTI is a joint venture of PTCL & Siemens Germany. During his stay at CTI (till 1996) was involved in design & development of several telecom related projects initially as a team member and later as project leader. Relay Repeater, Fully Automatic Line tester, Digital PABX, Automatic Call Distribution System & Directory Assistance (17), Wireless Adapters for Mobiles & Switch mode power supplies are few to mention from the list of projects undertaken by him at CTI.

Joined Worldcall as a founding member as Director Technical, carried out complete network and product design & implementation of т€˜Helloт€™ with the help of team members. Maintained close liaison with the PTA and PTCL top and lower management for this project.

when Cable TV service was legalized and licenses issued, Worldcall was the first company to come up with the Idea of Hybrid Fibre Coaxial (HFC) network including Internet Over Cable (IOC) deployment and started its operations from Lahore by deploying optical fibre cable and associated nodes all over the city. As Group Director Technical, supervised all technical aspects including technical operations of the project.

After gaining significant experience from Lahore, replicated the same HFC model at Karachi with even better approach. Optical fibre cable was deployed all over Karachi in major & minor rings with reduced node size for better quality of service and network management.

When Telecom Market was deregulated in Pakistan in year 2003 and Licenses were awarded for Long Distance International (LDI), Local Loop (LL) and Wireless Local Loop (WLL) networks, was actively involved in making policies and recommendations to the Ministry of IT & Telecom, The PTA and PTCL. As the main regulatory liaison person helped Worldcall successfully acquire those licenses and be the first one to start rolling out LDI, LL and WLL networks. Worldcall also started planning for laying Optical Fibre Long Haul network from Karachi to Peshawar in redundant Rings. As Group Director Technical successfully handled all Technical (from design to roll out and project management), regulatory and inter-operator liaison aspects of all these projects.

He joined Xpanerz (Pvt) Limited as CEO and founding Director. From this platform is providing consultancy, project management and implementation services in ICT sector.






 


Shahid Maxud
(Director & COO)

Graduate in Electronics with Master Degree in Business Management having 19+ yearsт€™ experience of ICT sector in & outside Pakistan. Core expertise of Planning, Implementation, Operations & Project Management. Extensive experience in Deployment, O&M, Consultancy & Technical Audit Services for GSM Networks, Fibre Optic Cable Networks, CATV Networks, CDMA (WLL) Networks and Broadband Networks. His role in the company is;

  • From Business development to Strategic Operations Management and Implementation
  • Manpower planning/management, Budget forecasting and Optimization of Finances.
  • Scheming strategies & procedures for the timely achievement of objectives & goals of the project.
  • Ensure compliance to standards, monitor quality of service, management of the available resources.
  • Make sure that the project is completed within the time lines agreed with the clients.
  • Prepare Proposals/ feasibilities for the viable projects.
  • Dealing with Clients, Vendors and regulatory authorities


Some of projects delivered by him;

  • Technical Audit Services for GSM Network deployed by China Mobile (CMPAK) for Rural Telephony Project in Baluchistan (Nasirabad Lot & Turbat Lot) for USFCo.
  • Technical Audit Services for Broadband Network deployed by Worldcall, Wateen Telecom and PTCL in Gujranwala (GTR) & Faisalabad (FTR) Telecom Regions for USFCo
  • Technical Audit Services for Fibre Optic Cable Network (Civil Works, Cable & Plant, Systems) deployed by M/s Wateen Telecom in Sind & Baluchistan for USFCo
  • Managing O&M Services of OFC Network for Worldcall & Telenor in 20 cities of Pakistan.
  • Broadband Consultancy Services to USFCo in Multan Telecom Region & Northern Telecom Region
  • Consultancy Services to USFCo for MCTs in province Sind and Baluchistan
  • Consultancy Services to USFCo for Establishment of Computer Labs in Higher Secondary Schools & Colleges of flood affected areas in Punjab & KPK.
  • Management of Wireline& Wireless Payphones Network
  • Managing Hardware Repair Labs for CATV/ HFC, CDMA and WiMAX Modems in Lahore & Karachi
  • Deployment of Video Surveillance System in Lahore for Safe City Project
  • BTS Rollout for WLL & GSM Network


For the purpose of business propagation and trainings, he has been traveling to USA, UK, France, Holland, Srilanka, India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, China, Thailand and Maldives












Abbas Raza
Director Planning & Strategy

Mr. Abbas Raza having an engineering degree in ‘Telecommunications’ coupled with a wealth of experience of more than 17 years headed and delivered high profile projects e.g. delivery of GSM infrastructure for Telenor and Warid Telecom, two of the leading mobile operators in Pakistan.

  • Currently also contracted to help setup GSM infrastructure for one of the largest operators in Indonesia.
  • Worked with the Army's C4I directorate, provided a cost effective solutions for their Command and Control System and implementing it in their field environment. This involved Network and System designing of Wireless LAN, Broadband and Packet Switches along with handling of Security Issues and Cost Benefit Analysis of the (US) $ 4 million project.
  • Managed projects of Siemens for Iran and Pakistan.
  • Managed Operation and Maintenance sites of Siemens for public voice and data networks.
  • Involved in customer relationship building and problem solving services to Mobile (GSM) and fixed operator on various communication features and system integration.
  • Managed and planned as Project Manager different up-grade projects for both fixed, mobile networks (GSM) and implementation of turnkey solutions for different ISP customers.
  • Managed the commissioning of Siemens networks for Enertel, NV.
  • Administered operational acceptance of Siemens' network. Imparted technical training to Enertel staff about the Siemens network.
  • Testing, commissioning and acceptance of voice and data networks.
  • Operations and maintenance of Siemens Networks.



Adnan Aslam
Consultant

Telecommunications executive with more than 20 years of fixed telecom, wireless and cable experience in emerging markets. Extensive experience in network development and restructuring, management of medium to large network organizations, dark fiber cost analysis, wireless access network backhaul financial due diligence, technical program/project management, operations model development and determining network investment strategies.

  • Commissioning, Integration and Operations of telecom networks.
  • Triple Play network - Project Engineering, Implementation and Operations
  • DWDM/ NGN, HFC, FTTx - Network Engineering, Deployment and Operations
  • Alcatel- Middle East where he played a major role on a 100million US dollar Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) CATV/Broadband project in two key cities of the region (Dubai and Abu Dhabi)



Nahil Mahmood
Consultant

  • Formerly CISO at one of the largest commercial banks in Pakistan, looking after IT compliance, IT security, and security governance across the entire banking infrastructure (1150 branches)
  • Overall Twenty (20) years of experience in telecom/banking, networks, and Information Security
  • Credible Information Security leader in Pakistan holding a number of positions such as:
  • President & Founder of Cloud Security Alliance (Pakistan),
  • Founding Board Member of Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA)
  • Chapter Leader Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) for Lahore,
  • Chapter Leader for Pakistan Information Security Association (PISA) for Lahore
  • Frequent speaker and Chairperson at International and national conferences on Information Security, cloud security, and cloud computing
  • Formerly Advisory Network Specialist at IBM Pakistan
  • Broad technical and management background with demonstrated leadership experience
  • Achieved CCIE (Routing & Switching) on Jan 3, 2008 in Dubai, UAE
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (1997) from University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas, USA)



Rifat ullah bajwa
Consultant

Diverse knowledge and experience in I.T. applications and industrial setups i.e. Textile, CATV, TV Channels, Satellite communications, CAD/CAM etc.

Did pioneer work for first private satellite based TV channel up-linked from Pakistan, latter initiated the launching of three TV channels within a span of two years.

Working as Director I.T/Technology with Aroura Broadcasting, planned and deployed a state of the art TV channel within the stipulated time frame. Launched first time in Pakistan, satellite based news gathering vans (DSNGs) for budgeted outdoor operations. Head another I.T. company to develop Asset management and ERP systems for Dawn News TV.

As Head of Broadcasting and I.T., deployed the first Pakistan based Hybrid TV Channel called "AAJ TV" within the targeted time of one month. Also planed and deployed the cheapest TV Channel "PLAY TV" for lifestyle and music programming for the Recorder Television Network.

He also has been managing a system development company to develop international standard software as per industry requirement.




Ahmad Salman Arshad
Director Finance

Mr. Salman is Chartered Accountant and having experience of more than 18 years in taxation and compliance services, business process re-engineering, finalization and supervision of statutory and special audits, special audits for checking compliance with donor requirements, preparation and post implementation evaluations of accounting and Internal Control Systems, advising clients on risk management, handling of issues related to Management Information System, Management Consultancy Services, corporate and secretarial issues and tax related issues.

He has expertise in different sectors such as organizations in the banking and financial sector, microfinance, industrial manufacturing sector, development sector, telecommunication, oil and gas, manufacturing and engineering concerns, insurance, power producing and distribution companies, finance and investments companies, hotels, brewery industry.




Mohammad Asghar
RGM North

Mr. Mohammad Asghar possesses BSC Electrical Engg (Telecommunication) from UET Peshawar has about forty three years of experience in the field telecommunication particularly in deployment/installation and operation of Microwave systems. He acted as` team member responsible for testing and maintenance of Sahiwal-Burewala microwave link .He had also been working on configuration of NEC microwave Islamabad-Peshawar link.

He is also acquainted with modern transmission systems and acted as team manager for installation, testing and commissioning of PCM systems and got every opportunity of enhancing his capacity from analogue to digital technology. He also contributed in deploying Optical Fibre transmission system ever deployed for the first time in Pakistan through Australian Backbone project on Rawalpindi-Karachi link.

He had also been a involved for the implementation of Pakistan-Australian Optical Fibre training project and `testing /commissioning of SDH and DWDM systems.




Muhammad Aamer Waheed
RGM Central

B.S.c Electrical Engineering (Electronics) having 15+ years' experience in Pakistan Telecommunication Company & Etisalate UAE. Having Core expertise of Project Planning, Execution, and Management. Comprehensive experience in Laying, testing and commissioning of Copper Network and Optical Fibre Cable all over Pakistan & Technical Audit Services in Broad Band.

  • Execution of BT project, laying, testing and commissioning of copper network in 09 different Exchanges of PTCL in Lahore.
  • Worked for the installation of Digital Exchanges under BT Project.
  • Quality assurance during of newly installed SDH Equipment and Optical Fiber Cable.
  • Laying/testing/commissioning of about 1200 Km fibre Optic Cable on different routes country wide.
  • Completion of Spur-II Project with M/s Huawei by installation / testing / commissioning of M/s Huawei SDH equipment, about 82 SDH terminals at different places.
  • Completed Optical Fibre Access Network Project with M/s ZTE at different exchanges, which includes laying / testing and commissioning of 48 Fibre Cable, Installation/testing and commissioning of ONU's and OLT in different exchange areas. The project also includes the completion of different 10 G bit/s, 2.5 G bit/s Optical Fiber Junction rings in metropolitan area by laying of 96 Fibre Cable and Installation /testing and commissioning of ADM's.
  • Completed the Power Plant Project with M/s ZTE by installation / testing of rectifier & battery bank at different places.
  • Worked on the Digital Cross Connect Project with M/s Symbia by installation / testing and commissioning of DXX nodes at about 57 different places.



Sami Qureshi
RGM South

Holding B.E degree and having 18+ years' experience in OFC Networks & Switching systems.

He started his career with Alcatel Pakistan and was responsible for installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of Fiber Optic cable and ALCATEL 1000E10B a public switching system of ALCATEL Telecom at Karachi, Quetta, Multan region.

He moved to Alcatel Nigeria Limited, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. He was responsible for planning and survey for SDH ring to interconnect 30 local exchanges of Lagos city in Nigeria for Nigerian Telecommunication Limited. Also plan an Optical Fiber Access Network link with Metropolitan Network for Victoria Island of Lagos State in Nigeria. It was a rehabilitation project for Nigerian Telecommunication Limited, the assignment was to implement the rehabilitation Project of Optical fiber and Copper Cables at Lagos city of Nigeria for Nigerian Telecommunication Limited.

Later he joined Satcomm (Pvt.) Ltd and established a Metro Area Network in Karachi city, the network is comprised of an Optical Fiber Backbone Ring. The Project included 10 distribution rings as well, each distribution ring is comprised on an average of 75 Km of Optical Fiber cable inside the dense residential and commercial areas of the city for Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) and FTTH services.

The intended services were to provide Digital and Analog CATV services using Conditional Access technology for encryption using a Set-Top-Box device for digital TV services. Then entire project was envisioned to service more than 200, 000 Home Passes.

He was also the founding team member of Worldcall project for providing the Internet, T V Cable, IP Telephone, WLL and FTTx. in Karachi, Pakistan with a huge Optical Fiber network. It is comprised on an average of 300 Km underground and 100 Km aerial Optical Fiber cable inside the dense residential and commercial areas of the city.

He also established OFC Network for special projects e.g. Live Video Transmissions for media Channels, Point to Point & Multipoint FTTX connectivity for corporate, OFC network development for WLL Operators. He was also involved in maintenance of Core and Subtending Metro area Fiber Rings around Karachi city.