Farouq Taj

Consultant in London, United Kingdom

I am a Solutions Architect with 24 years of experience in the telecommunications sector.

I work closely with the Sales, Provisioning and Operational support functions to design solutions ranging from global WANs to multi-tower architectures for Enterprise customers.

I use my experience and knowledge to identify the gaps between the built-in capabilities of standard services offered and what is required to adapt these to meet the needs of enterprise customers. I then obtain approval from appropriate business functions for these amendments, with persistence, to ensure all cost components are identified and built into the commercial model.

I am deeply knowledgeable with an open and friendly presentation style that gives clients the confidence that their specific concerns and needs have been considered in the design. Furthermore I work conscientiously to ensure the provisioning and in-life operational support challenges have been addressed from the outset as an integral part of solution development.

Specific areas of experience:

MPLS IP-VPN with integrated Internet

Software Defined Networking (SDN) using iWAN and knowledge of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) on universal CPE

Ethernet EVC services; E-Line, E-LAN and E-Tree

Managed LAN

SIP based voice services

  • Work
    • Sales Engineer