Dr. Olutumininu Hawkins
TNC Ltd. - Management
Dr. Hawkins graduated from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife, Nigeria with a B.Sc. Second Upper degree in Electronics & Electrical Engineering in 1982.
Thereafter, she worked with Nigerian Telecommunications for two years.
As a Commonwealth scholar, she obtained her MSc. in 1985 from University of Southampton, UK and then went on to University of Liverpool, UK where she obtained her PhD in Mobile Communications Engineering in 1989.
She has since gained extensive experience in the mobile telecommunications industry working with various mobile operators.
In 1996 Dr Hawkins founded Telecom Network Consultants Ltd and has completed several assignments for the company.
As a team leader for the planning and implementation of an 1800 MHz CDMA network in Asia, she
was involved in establishing planning procedures and training of local staff.
In Germany she was the headquarters radio optimisation manager for the rollout of GSM 1800 network.
Provision of high-level consultancy support and radio optimisation expertise to a GSM
900 network operator in Turkey.
has provided radio planning expertise for UMTS to a UK based company and is currently providing technical support to a company in the USA about to launch a new product onto the mobile market.
Dr. Hawkins has written and delivered technical papers at conferences and seminars, and is a member of professional bodies including IEEE, USA, The IEE, UK and African Telecom Think Tank (ATTT), a worldwide association of African professionals active in the telecom sector.