Hardworking in nature, we Pakistanis are known for our talents and skills in the field of engineering. Whatever headaches we might get from trying to understand the excruciatingly difficult concepts in physics, maths, mechanics, etc, we still manage to do it somehow.
Muddasir Ali, a Pakistani, is a Radio Design and Optimization Engineer at Ericsson, the multinational networking and telecommunications giant. An exceptional engineer in his own field, he has now been officially recognized by Ericsson as their youngest certified RAN expert in the world.
Meet Muddasir Ali
Muddasir graduated from National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Islamabad in 2013. Soon after his graduation, he joined Ericsson and has been working as the Radio Design & Optimization Engineer for the past three years.
“After graduating as an Engineer, I doubted that I would be able to find a company which would match my expectations for career growth and a balanced work environment but Ericsson astonished me in every way possible,” says Muddasir.
Over his somewhat short tenure as a Radio Engineer, he has worked on various projects related to GSM, WCDMA and LTE networks deployment. He was also a part of the team that worked on Mobilink’s 2G/3G project in Faisalabad and Multan as well as Warid’s 2G/4G project in Lahore & Karachi.
“My work scope includes planning, design and optimization of our customers’ radio access networks,” he added.
Recently, Muddasir received his certification for being a Radio Access Network (RAN) Expert by the Ericsson Technical Certification Program (ETCP). The ETCP is Ericsson’s internal certification program and offers a wide range of disciplines where a candidate can get certified. The program is based on a tiered architecture, where the base level is “Associate”, then “Professional”, and then comes the “Expert” level.
Getting an Expert in a particular program is incredibly difficult and you have to pass multiple tests to achieve it. The category in which Muddasir got his Expert certification, Radio Access Networks, is a part of a Mobile telecommunication system and is responsible for implementing a radio access technology.
“The 24-year-old Muddasir Ali is the youngest RAN expert working for Ericsson in the whole world.”
He is also the only Pakistani to be featured on Ericsson’s website, where he has given his views on working for Ericsson along with a brief testimonial. Another Pakistani, Muhammad Zohaib Ashraf, has also been certified as a RAN Expert along with Muddasir. He works as a LTE Optimization Engineer at Ericsson.
When asked about what message he would like to give our readers, Muddasir said that,
“I am proud to be a Pakistani, and I want all Pakistanis to realize their potentials and work together to resolve our domestic and international difficulties. We can make a great difference if we start polishing our raw talents with proper education.”