European VP of Operations
Muquid is a telecommunications expert with 22 years industry experience in the design, roll-out and quality of service improvement of wired and wireless networks across all major technology standards including 2G, 3G and LTE.
Muquid has a proven track record in technical project management with a broad range of experience in the end to end mobile network life-cycle. This includes new network roll-out, upgrades and technology refresh across a wide spectrum of projects and roles spanning Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. Working with the 5GIC at the University of Surrey, Muquid has recently delivered the ‘first of its kind in the world’ comprehensive end to end 5G testbed including a 44 site RAN, full equalised latency fibre backhaul and core network. The 5G innovation centre is using the network to help develop new technologies and standards that will be needed to deliver the next generations of networks beyond LTE.
Muquid has worked on the planning, delivery and service improvement of all the UK’s main mobile operator networks and has a significant amount of experience in the trailing, testing and validation of new technologies and standards. His experience includes working on the delivery and acceptance of the first 3G trail networks in the UK as well as the delivery and acceptance of a number of LTE networks. Muquid was also responsible for the compliance testing and performance validation of the vendor equipment against the 3GPP LTE standards and specification.
During the recent UK National Audit Office review into the Home Office’s Emergency Services Network replacement programme, Muquid was engaged as a subject matter expert to provide technical guidance, review and appraisal of the programme objectives, deliverables, project plan and contractual arrangements. Muquid delivered a wide ranging assessment of the key technical challenges, risks and mitigation strategies and the report has since been submitted to Parliament.
Muquid’s experience covers all the major industry suppliers and operators and he has served as a subject matter expert to a wide range of international clients such as the Department for Economy (DfE) in Northern Ireland, GSMA, Major equipment vendors and Tesco.