Anthony Somma - Brooklyn, New York

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Anthony Somma is currently living in Brooklyn, New York, and is interested in Affiliate Program, Home Based Biz, Telecommunications.
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Brooklyn, New York

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Affiliate Program, Home Based Biz, Telecommunications

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Although I've been in the Telecom industry, my interests include graphic design and audio / video editing, I'm familiar with Adode Photoshop CS3, InDesign CS3, and Illustrator CS3.

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Anthony Somma has joined on May 05, 2009


Anthony G. Somma

A seasoned telecom lead technician, looking for a position that will utilize the skills and experiences below for the success of both challenging and goal orientated tasks. An enthusiastic and innovated team player with exceptional interpersonal skills. Well developed team leader with strong communication, organizational and customer relationship skills, excellent analytical skills, highly motivated, and a quick learner. The ability to direct multiple projects with effective cost considerations as well as time constraints and avoid possible job roadblocks. Always maintaining professionalism when communicating with management, peers and customers. Coordinate projects with multiple equipment vendors, work with field technicians for test and turn up and develop professional relationships with LECS and long distance carriers. Prepared operational and training procedures that expedited the trouble ticket work flow and decreased the mean time to repair.

Skills Matrix : Hardware Experience in Yrs Proficiency 1 - 5
Centest /Net Analyst 10 5
Cisco IOS 2 2.5
Lucent OC3-OC48 ( DS3, OC3, OC48 Drop & Insert) 15 4.5
Lucent DDM 1000 Channel Banks 15 4.5
Lucent 5E & Nortel DMS Switches 3.5 3.5
Tellabs 5500/532 (T1/DS0, Voice & Data Provisioning) 15 4.5
Tellabs 7100 SONET-OC192 4 4.5
Alcatel 1630 7.5 4
Customer Demarks: CSU/DSU , Modems 15 4.5
PBX, Key Systems 10 4
T-Berd/Fire Berd 12 4.5
OTDR 3 4
Fiber Optic Power Meters 3 4.5
LGX Frames, DSX Panels, Channel Banks 5 5

Software Experience in Yrs Proficiency 1 - 5
MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project 10 4
Visio, Solaris, 6 3.5
Auto-Cad 5 3.5
TCP/IP, Frame Relay 4.5 3.5

Other skills/Training (AT&T School of Business Technology*)
Experience in Yrs Proficiency 1 - 5
Project Management 7 4.5
Work with Engineering Documents 6 4.5
VOIP Technology 3 3.5
LAN/WAN Networks 6 4
*Understanding Client Server/Server Architecture (OS3410) 3 3.5
*Internet Computing (IN1400) 5 4
*Basic Cisco Router Configuration 3 3.5
*Cisco TCP/IP 4 3.5
Professional Installation Methods, Power &
Protection and Engineering Certification 4 4.5
Project Management 4 4.


TekSystems Sept. 2008-Dec. 2008
Infrastructure Support Technician
Supported the telecommunications infrastructure for Goldman Sachs; immediate response to customer trouble tickets for cabling, voice and data circuits, Cisco and Lucent phone systems. Installation of voice and data circuits, cat5E cabling for computer network and programming of Cisco & Lucent phone systems.

Tellabs Operations, Inc. - Operations -Technical Lead August 2005-Feb. 2008
Test and turn up SONET network rings, OC192 Fiber Optic DWDM system (Tellabs 7100 Fiber Optic Carrier System) which provides OC3-OC192 SONET signal rates
Performed fiber optic scoping, cleaning, testing and fiber cabling. Developed strong analytical skills for both root cause analysis and trouble isolation.
Operations Lead for test and turn-up of SONET (OC3-OC192), DS0-DS3/T1-T3 in Verizon, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, and T-Mobile central offices representing Tellabs, INC.
Operations Lead responsibilities included the installation, test and turn up of the 7100 OC192 Fiber Optical Transport System, in various Verizon central offices, which either met or exceeded ITU industry standards.
Collaborated with Verizons technicians to deliver the SONET signal rates they required for the FIOS project.
Coordinated with the customer to ensure that their specific time line has been met on all projects with cost effective goals in mind.
AT&T/LNS; NY/NJ May 1993-May 2004
Operations Support Lead (2000-2004)
Responsibilities included the ongoing management of the AT&T network reliability. In addition, duties included various planning & engineering projects, transport equipment upgrades and development of business plans to insure the integrity and stability of the AT&T/LNS optical carrier, OC3-OC48 network.
SME (Tier 3)for Tellabs 5500/532 DACS equipment
Avoided costly repairs on hardware by identifying errors in new software implementation and
recommended that the vendor perform preventative maintenance for future installations.
Resolved escalation issues by prioritizing with the customers expectations in mind.
Telecommunications Analyst (1993-2000)
Responsibilities included but not limited to working on customer trouble tickets. The isolation of service affecting troubles and expediting the resolution for restoration of customer service.
Arranged for the dispatch of field operations to customer premise to further isolate and restore customer service.
Identified repeated equipment failures and conceived new operational guides for the replacement of such as preventative maintenance.

MCI, NYC, NY 1992 -1993
Technical Analyst (1992-1993)
Responsibilities included the maintenance and installation of various services offered by MCI.
Including voice, data, and responsible for the test and turn-up of network switch and transport service.
Coordinated with the customer and field service technicians the installation of transport equipment on customer premises.
Attended multiple on site meetings with the equipment vendor to discuss the best possible cost savings that would benefit the customer.

NYNEX /Verizon, NY 1989 - 1992
Lead Technician (1989-1992)
Responsible for the support and network integrity consisting of various transport equipment.
Technical support on multiple equipment installations, working with technicians and continuously monitored network performance.
Personal involvement, resulting in ongoing relationships with major business customers. Identified and resolved any service issues which resulted in a continuation of customer dedication with NYNEX.

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