Andries has 40+ years of experience in the telecommunication environment and his career spans over a wide range of technologies in technical, specialist, subject matter expert and managerial positions, including access, switching, transmission and wireless. He is a subject matter expert in technical documentation writing (incl. specifications, standards, work instructions, methods & procedures etc. in the access environment and in surge-and-lightning protection standards on all telecommunications technologies.) In the past 17 years he has been exposed to contract management, consulting practices and approaches, and he advised most Telkom SA company divisions, telecom service providers & contractors, industry role-players, local authorities and statutory bodies, as well as the legal and regulatory divisions within Telkom SA. He also specialized in quality and operational conformance reviews, way-leaves (right-of-way) and was a core member of main/core negotiation teams on company agreements / regulatory specifications with bodies like SANRAL, ESKOM, ICASA, Telco Operators, Dept. of Transport, Gautrans, FTTH Council Africa, etc. He has over time taken technical sections, products and projects in cost reduction, done business process re-engineering, organizational design, strategy and performance improvement. During his career he managed Operations (full KZNatal region) and Construction (access and core) in Telkom SA. He was a Project Manager/Consultant in program-, project-, and project execution management at MCORP 2011/2012.
Since February 2012 he did Documentation Writing and setting Standards: Work-Instructions & Guidelines, ATP/QA, Installation Contractor & Telkom Regional Consultation on Huawei & Alcatel- Lucent MSANs (Multi-Service Access Node) and GPON/AE FTTx-Technologies, wrote &/or advised on other related documentation, incl. Optic Distribution Network (ODN) design principles for FTTH & maintenance. Overseeing & validating standards of physical installations of equipment, outdoor cabinets and associated access network elements. Evaluation of and approving outdoor cabinets whilst advising modifications & improvements to suit requirements and standards. Advise, prescribe and approve cabinet layout design and all related component and cabling installation standards. Optic Distribution Network design, standards & FTTX splitter positioning and combinations, etc. Advise & evaluate contractors and sub-contractors on all aspects, including quality and conformance to standards.
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