I was employed as a Senior Technology Solutions Manager / Product Manager for Broadband Wireless Solutions at Nokia Siemens Networks (formerly Siemens Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd) from the 1st of June 1998 until the 31st of May 2008. I held a Peromnes Job Grade 6 (Middle Management) since January 2001.



Main Activities:

Analysis of customer requirements and specifications (tenders);


Technical presentations to customers and internal departments/assisting overseas counterparts with presentations where necessary;


Analysis of technological advancement and of new product lines in the telecommunications field.


Handling of technical queries from customers;


Type approval of equipment. Interface to overseas counterparts (Technical Sales, Sales etc.);


Technical advisory and consulting role to other departments (e.g. Sales, Engineering (System Test & Development), Service, Installation), External contractors and to the Customer.




I have successfully introduced a Rural Wireless Point to Multipoint technology into the company’s product portfolio. This product was subsequently included in two successful bids for multi-technology projects in Southern Africa.


I have also introduced a Digital Professional Mobile Radio technology into the company, in anticipation of bidding for a major mobile communications project. The company could unfortunately not capitalize on this opportunity due to strong competition.





Introduction to GSM;

Introduction to UMTS;

Introduction to GPRS.


Soft Skills:

Presentation Skills;

Interaction Management;

Contract Law;

Finances for Non-financials;

Problem Solving & Decision Making.


Product related training:

Siemens DECTlink;

Siemens CDMAlink;

Alvarion BreezeACCESS

Airspan AS4000



Reason for Departure

The Business Unit's activities were transferred from Nokia Siemens Networks to Siemens IT Solutions & Services