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Aravind Gururajan
Senior Solution Integrator - Packet Core - Ericsson
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India (Bengaluru Area, India) Telecommunications

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Aravind Gururajan's Overview

Current Senior Solution Integrator at Ericsson
Past Senior Packet Core Engineer at Cisco Systems
PS Core Network Engineer at Huawei Telecommunications Pvt Ltd
CS Core Network Engineer at Huawei Telecommunications Pvt Ltd
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Education Anna University
Connections 408 connections

Aravind Gururajan's Summary

* Engineer with over 8 years of experience in the field of Telecommunications
* Cisco SP system and Huawei certified MPC and EPC specialist with more than 8 years of professional experience in various telecom domains like
GSM, GPRS and WCDMA involving network design, deployment, testing and verification
* Hands-on experience in performing DPI implementation for Layer 3, Layer 4, Layer 7 and Layer 7+ application packets in Ericsson EPG-M
* Prepared solution document and MOP for new DPI implantation in EPG-M for Smile Communications, Nigeria
* Hands-on experience in testing and integrating Ericsson EPC nodes like SSR 8010, 8020 EPG in lab set up
* Good knowledge on Ericsson EPC nodes like EPG-M, EPG-SSR, SAPC, SASN, DSC
* Hands-on experience in providing NOC and O&M operations for PS core network elements like SGSN, GGSN, PCRF, CGF, AAA, MUR, WEMS and
* SME for Cisco ASR 5000 operation support for Cisco ASNOC ( PNOC platform), India
* SME for testing, integrating and operations support for BroadHop PCRF
* Hands on experience in resolving critical P1 and P2 cases wrt to Cisco ASR 5000 and ASR 5500 for Vodafone MPC (India)
* Expertise in handling issues related to GGSN operations
* A key member of core (CS) network team which successfully implemented TATA-DOCOMO project in HUAWEI Telecommunications , India
* Hands-on experience in hardware installation and commissioning of HUAWEI MSC, MGW and UGC
* Hands-on experience in analyzing Trace messages of SGSN, GGSN, MSC and UGC
* Successfully completed various Patch Loading activities for HUAWEI MSC, MGW, STP, HLR, SGSN, GGSN and PCRF
* Hands-on experience in surveillance and fault management of CS and PS core network elements through M2000
* Hands on experience in working with both CPCI and ATCA platform in GSM
* Carried out internet connection set up for various British Telecom routers like BT 210v, BT 220v, BT Home Hub
* Knowledge in troubleshooting VOIP connection of BT routers

Aravind Gururajan's Experience

Senior Solution Integrator
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ERIC; Telecommunications industry
April 2014 – Present (7 months)
Projects Handled:

Project1: Smile Communications, Nigeria - Mobile Packet Core

* Prepared Solution Document for new DPI and PCC rule implementation in EPG
* Prepared and executed MOP for DPI implementation in EPG-M
* Designed solutions for complex DPI scenarios involving HTTP and RTSP traffic
* Tested and performed DPI and PCC implementation for HTTP and RTSP traffic

Senior Packet Core Engineer

Cisco Systems
Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CSCO; Computer Networking industry
June 2012 – April 2014 (1 year 11 months)
Projects Handled:

Project1: Vodafone MPC ( India) - Cisco PNOC

* Provided Level 2 and Level 3 technical support for Vodafone MPC ( India ) NOC operations.
* SME for testing, integrating and operations support for Cisco ASR 5000 and ASR 5500 ( GGSN and IPCF), SSC and BroadHop PCRF
* Expertise in resolving P1 and P2 technical operation issues wrt ASR 5000 GGSN within SLA
* Hands on expertise in handling issues related to ASR 5000 features like NAT, ECS, PDP context support, APN support, QOS support, RADIUS,
Charging Actions and Routing protocol support, session recovery, Gx and Gy interface support and bulk statistics 1/4
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* Responsible for creating RCA document for Vodafone MPC ( India) wrt Cisco ASR 5000 and ASR 5500 GGSN
* Provided training on Cisco ASR 5000 (GGSN and IPCF), BroadHop QNS PCRF and SSC to SANOC ( U.S NOC team) and PNOC team members
* Performed and analyzed Cisco ASR 5000 and ASR 5500 (GGSN and IPCF) monthly and quarterly audit reports for Vodafone MPC ( India)
* Prepared MOP and performed Cisco ASR 5000 and ASR 5500 GGSN build upgrade from 12.0.44385 to 12.0.47372 for Vodafone MPC ( India)
* Performed integration of SSC with PNOC tools stack.
* Prepared health check documents for ASR5000 IPCF and SSC
* Prepared basic troubleshooting documents for GGSN, PCRF and SSC
* Lead weekly team meetings with Vodafone MPC site teams for MPC operations
* Expertise in analyzing ASR5000 monitor subscriber traces wrt MPC call flows
* Expertise in hardware and software architecture of Cisco ASR5000
* Hands on experience in analyzing ASR 5000, ASR 5500 GGSN and IPCF SSD’s and providing recommendations wrt VF MPC LLD’s and HLD’s
* Brought about process level improvement initiatives wrt handling P1 and P2 MPC issues within PNOC
* Expertise in handling Incident Management tool (BMC Remedy) for ASR5000 devices
* Provided Level 1 and 2 support for Cisco UCS servers like AAA , DNS, CGF, WEMS, LMS and MUR

PS Core Network Engineer

Huawei Telecommunications Pvt Ltd
Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Telecommunications industry
April 2011 – May 2012 (1 year 2 months)
Projects Handled:

Project 1: Bharti Airtel Mobile Packet Core Network Project – India

* Carried out routine, preventive and corrective maintenance for PS elements like SGSN, GGSN, PCRF and CG
* Handled NOC operations of 6 circles for PS elements like SGSN, GGSN, DNS, PCRF and CG
* SPOC for packet core operations - Huawei NOC
* Successfully lead and performed E1 augmentation and integration for 40 BSC’s with SGSN
* Resolved issues related to in roamers and out roamers within SLA
* Provided packet core training to customer care and technical support teams
* Configured FTP servers at GGSN and NE 40 router to resolve issues related to data speed and latency during benchmarking drive in the network
* Performed IP pool additions in GGSN for different APN’s in the network
* Validated performance reports related to Gn, Gi, Gy and Gx interfaces in M2000
* Carried out new 2G, 3G and 4G plan configurations in PCRF
* Performed health checks and carried out level 1 analysis for GGSN and PCRF
* Raised and carried out CR’s/WO’s and trouble tickets for issues related to PS elements
* Provided Level 1 support to critical alarms generated in SGSN, GGSN, PCRF and CG
* Resolved issues related to VPN, DNS, CDR’s, QOS negotiation and low speed

CS Core Network Engineer

Huawei Telecommunications Pvt Ltd
Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Telecommunications industry
October 2009 – March 2011 (1 year 6 months)
Projects Handled:

Project 1: BSNL 3G CS Core Network Project – India

* Carried out routine, preventive and corrective maintenance of core elements comprising Huawei MSC, MGW, STP and HLR.
* Execution of CORE configuration changes such as B No. routing plans, charging plans, Short Codes openings, Roaming definitions, and GT openings,
legal interception test as per the network needs.
* Investigate the alarms, trouble shooting the fault and reassurance with NOC.
* Handled Trouble tickets/ CRs/ WOs within specified deadlines.
* Surveillance and fault management of core and backbone network elements.
* Resolved connectivity complaints through call trace and analysis.
* Performed health check analysis for each equipment and necessary preventive and corrective maintenance of the equipments
* Provided Level 2 analysis for improvement of KPI in BSNL network

Project 2: TATA DOCOMO 2G CS Core Network Project – India

* Performed hardware installation, integration and commissioning of MSC, MGW and UGC.
* Responsible for completion of detailed Acceptance Testing including hardware testing, software testing, call testing and different feature testing and
validation before commercial launch of HUAWEI MSC, MGW and UGC in TATA GSM network
* Coordinated with O&M team to successfully complete Revenue Assurance Testing for HUAWEI MSC and UGC
* Creation of signaling links and trunk groups between two nodes using ISUP, SIGTRAN, SIP, BICC.
* B# analysis, Routing analysis, SCCP GT, SSN configurations
* Integration of new cell site, BSC, software up gradation and Capacity upgrades.

Test engineer
Sasken Communication Technologies PVT LTD
Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Telecommunications industry
February 2008 – September 2009 (1 year 8 months)
Project 1: SIP express router testing

* Testing features like Call Waiting, Call Forwarding ,Call-Hold, Attended Transfer, Unattended Transfer etc using Ethereal tool
* Executing test cases using various SIP tools
* Prepared and provided presentations on RFC3261
* Testing SIP message flows using protocol analyzer

Aravind Gururajan's Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes I care about:

Human Rights

Aravind Gururajan's Projects

ASR 5000 MPC Testing
March 2013 to Present 2/4
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Team Members: Aravind Gururajan, Vinay Pagadal
Cisco PNOC had set up a lab to test the MPC solution provided to its varied customers and I was in charge of integrating the ASR 5000 GGSN with other
MPC elements and also configuring and testing various MPC interfaces. I have perfomed acceptance test with various test cases.

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Aravind Gururajan's Certifications

CCNA - Routing and Switching
Pearson VUE | License CSCO12524877 | November 2013 to November 2016

VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization

VMware | License 12381098-B006-9AB54B640CDE

VMware Certified Associate - Workforce Mobility

VMware | License 12494890-94E4-DF2627025091

VMware Certified Associate - Cloud

VMware | License 12495260-8CA2-14C30FEA1ED2

Cisco SP System Certified, Specialist Level- MPC and EPC


ITIL version 3 Foundation


Aravind Gururajan's Skills & Expertise

Cisco ASR 5000, ASR 5500 SGSN, GGSN, PCRF, SGW, PGW, MME
Huawei SGSN9810, GGSN9811, UPCC, M2000, MSOFTX3000, UMG8900, UGC3200, HLR9820, GSM LTE HLR SGSN STP
VoIP Telecommunications Routers Media Gateways Cisco Technologies Switching PCRF ATCA
Fault Management Troubleshooting NOC Networking DNS

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Aravind Gururajan's Education

Anna University
Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation
2002 – 2006
Grade: First Class
Activities and Societies: I had presented a technical paper on gene therapy and genetic engineering and placed 3rd among 60 papers presented in the
competition. I was also the captain of my college cricket team which won the university zonal competition.

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