Furqan Muhammad

Muhammad Furqan

Analyst | Researcher | Writer | Speaker | Engineer | Artist

Name:Muhammad Furqan
With around a decade’s experience in the Satellite Communication Industry, Muhammad Furqan is a renowned writer and analyst in the industry with multiple publications and keynote appearances at different international platforms. He has been advocating for innovation in satellite communication in accordance with development in terrestrial technology including; IoT, Cloud, AI etc. Currently based in Australia, he has worked in different regions including Middle East and Asia Pacific.




  • Account management for multiple customer accounts of Cellular Operators, Oil & Gas, Broadcast and ISP
  • Account management for Satellite Operators, Vendors, Service Providers and Subcontractors
  • Team lead for 24×7 Network Operation Center of duty shift teams and Field Support Engineers
  • Managing duty rosters, resource movement and resource allocation
  • Pre-Sales Engineer for potential customers, making; customized network designs, technical proposals and presentations
  • Providing technical support to commercial and sales teams
  • Project management and coordination for planning activities with all stakeholders and meeting agreed timelines
  • Managing inventory at hub end and remote site earth stations


  • Technical site survey & complete installation of VSAT antennas and link commissioning for SCPC and DVB links
  • Working in 24×7 Network Operations duty shifts and providing technical support whenever required
  • Preventive maintenance and technical audit of installed sites
  • Coordination with Satellite operators for Link Budget making, its implementation and UAT, ASI/CPI testing
  • Complaint Log Reporting and Analysis on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Complaint/Outage escalation, alert generation and follow up
  • Making of Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and Significant Event Report (SER)
  • Integration and commissioning of GSM sites on VSAT backhaul Transmission for Huawei, Ericsson, NSN and Alcatel BTS
  • GSM sites expansions and down gradations on VSAT backhaul transmission
  • VSAT antenna pointing, assembling and satellite tracing
  • L-Band Satellite equipment (MODEM, IFPD) configuration and installation
  • DDF media patching for Ater, Abis transmission via G.703 interface for Ericsson krone and Huawei tag-blocks
  • Timeslot configuration and Data rate configuration
  • VSAT backhaul Transmission for GSM sites, including integration and commissioning

Equipments & Tools

  • L-Band Modems: Comtech CDM 625, Comtech QXL, Radyne DMD20 LBST, STM Turbo Solante, STM Satlink, iDirect Evolution X3
  • RF BUC: Terrasat, Comtech, Advantech, Codan, NJRC, STM. Both Ku band & C band ranging 2W to 750W
  • Antennas: Vertex RSI 6.3m, 6.1m, 4.8m, 3.7m, 3.8m; Patriot 2.4m; Andrew 1.8m & 1.2m both C-Band and Ku-Band, motorized and manual
  • Satellites: Intelsat IS-904, IS-902, IS-12; Paksat-1, Paksat-1R, Arabsat Badar-5, ABS-7, Asiasat-5, Singtel ST-1, RSCC Express AM-1, NSS-12
  • Spectrum Analyzers: Agilent, Anritsu, Rhode & Schwarz
  • BERT: Acterna
  • NMS: Neteye by T.Soft
  • Computer: DOS, Windows 98, XP, 7 & 8, MS Word, Power Point, Excel, Visio & Project


12.2012 - 05.2014

Ministry of Defence Qatar

Satellite Communication Specialist

Working as a Satellite Communication Specialist for the launch of Qatar’s 1st ever Satellite Es’hailSat 1. The satellite is intended to meet country’s communication needs.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Working with Eutelsat and E’shailSat for pre-launch & post-launch tests
  • Looked after all Pre-Launch activities including installations and commissioning
  • Worked with vendors and sub-contractors for Antenna installations for TT&C and Geo Locations
  • Supervised installation of technical rooms for TT&C and Geo Location including equipment installation, power requirements etc.
  • Providing Voice, Video and Data connectivity to Qatar Peacekeeping defense forces deployed in Djibouti & Eretria
  • Pre-launch testing of GSM backhauling for On-The-Move and On-The-Pause Cellular BTS to be deployed in Djibouti & Eretria
11.2007 - 12.2012

Wateen Telecom

Senior Executive

Wateen Telecom Ltd is an international venture of Abu Dhabi Group and currently the largest WiMax Operator and private carrier of long-haul connectivity in Pakistan. Currently Wateen Telecom is providing VSAT/DVB services through different satellites within Pakistan and Afghanistan

Major Responsibilities:

  • Account Management of Customer, Satellite Operators, Vendors and Subcontractors
  • Team Lead for 24×7 Satellite Network Operations Center and remote Field Engineering resource
  • Pre-Sales Engineer to work as Technical Expert with Commercial and Sales departments



Attended Satellite Communication Course (CM-03-10), Comtech EF Data, Beijing, China, March 2010

  • Comtech Products Overview and future technologies
  • Operation and maintenance of CDM625 & QX Modem using Carrier-in-Carrier technology
  • Problem solving and case study in Carrier-in-Carrier implementation
  • Practical lab for ODU and modems

Conducted Seminar ‘Wireless & Satellite Communication’, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, International Islamic University Islamabad, Dec 30, 2012

Additional Information

  • Very reliable contacts within Satellite Communication industry including Vendors, Satellite Operators, Service Providers, Sub-Contractors and Customers in Middle East, Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Europe, China and Japan
  • Registered Engineer, Pakistan Engineering Council
  • University degree and professional experience verified by Engineers Australia
  • Spearheaded multiple projects for relief efforts carried out after massive October 8th, 2005 earthquake in Pakistan
  • Served as President of Binding Link for Unity of Engineers at IIU ( 2006-07)
  • Organized 6th Convocation of International Islamic University, March 2006

Satellite for Better Environment


Space Suit

VR IoT Cloud

Free WiFi

Near Future

Australia Space Program & Internet

Graphics, Photo, Web
Sunset Click

Sunset Click

Wateen VSAT Earth Station

Wateen VSAT Earth Station



6.3m Vertex RSI Ku Band

6.3m Vertex RSI Ku Band

CSSC Visit

CSSC Visit

Comtech EF Data Training Beijing

Comtech EF Data Training Beijing

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Asadullah Malik

2010 12.
VSAT Engineer Wateen Telecom

Furqan is an outstanding resource in his job. He is really efficient, proactive and never says no to challange. He is always investigating how to do things better and continuously implementing those improvements. The company that can recruit Furqan, as high talented person, will be really fortunate, and will have a high performer in their organization.

Ali Warraich

2012 10.
Manager Operations at Tier 4

In my whole Professional life i haven’t found any one more committed to his work with dedication except Mr. Furqan, who takes his work seriously and always try best to resolve any issue within short time. He’s best in resolution of NOC Complaints and works hard for the stability of the Network. He is very much sound with technical Knowledge along with communication skills. That’s why he has good relations with the customer and they have endorsed his work many times.He is very much cooperative with his co-workers. No doubt, he can be a huge asset for any Company.

Syed Khurram Iqbal

2010 09.
Network Planning and Implementation CMPak, Pakistan (China Mobile Company GSM Operator)

Furqan has been in team for quite some time and am always impressed by his work. He has always demonstrated the ability to work independently and in a team with great creativity and enthusiasm. He possesses excellent technical knowledge about the world of Satellite Communications. He has successfully devised a variety of solutions to be implemented for different customers in order to achieve their desired requirements. I am sure he will be a tremendous asset to any organization he works for.

Ahsan Jamshaid

2012 11.
Team Lead -- RAN Operations Wateen Telecom

I have known Furqan since last 9 years and found him very active, industrious and highly organized individual. I always found him extremely meticulous and thorough while working on challenging projects. He is single handedly managing multiple high profile accounts in his current job as KAM. He is a true specimen of an agile, experienced, passionate, and a dynamic VSAT professional. He fully understands how to work under pressure and during challenging situations. I wish him very best of luck in his futures endeavors.

Ehtisham Siddique

2014 02.
Senior Engineer NOC, Asia Broadcast Satellite

I have known this gentleman since January 2013. He was my classmate until 2007 then we both joined VSAT in different companies and later he was my client and he did a great job being a client and dude.

Muhammad Furqan was a good Team Lead and has a vast knowledge in the field of satellite communication, GSM, Link Budgeting and much more incorporating with the analysis of current business development and products based on region to region. This fine gentleman has served more than 6 years in the field of VSAT and his experience, knowledge and communication/presentation skills are excellent !
I recommend him for any good opportunity in the field of NOC, Business Development, Operations and as a Consultant.

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