In an era of rapid change, the most valuable resource for a company is a human resource. Today, COSCOM LLC (Ucell trademark) employs over one and a half thousand employees. For the Company, everyone’s work is important. Great pride when employees succeed.
The head of the department of the radio access network, Khusan Nabiev, was awarded an honorary diploma of the Ministry for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan for his contribution to the development of the country's information and communication complex. He began his career path as a call center operator. Because of the hard and tireless work and love for his profession, he leads a whole group of specialists today.
Tell us how your career has progressed. How did you get into the telecommunications industry?
– From early childhood, I was very fond of repairing various devices, assembling machines, constructing. And when it came time to choose a profession, I knew that I would go in the technical direction.
In 2003, I entered the Al-Khwarizmi Tashkent University of Information Technologies at the faculty of "Radio communications, broadcasting and television."
The very first post upon graduation was the Call Center operator at Beeline. Working with subscribers, I gained invaluable communication experience and learned to understand the needs of people. Processed up to 400 calls per day. The communication skills that I mastered then were very useful to me in the future.
Seven months later, I moved as an engineer to the radio network planning and optimization department, where I gained experience for more than 4 years. In that way began my career as a technical specialist. Prior to joining Ucell, I also worked for two years at ZTE. Today, we are actively cooperating with them and are conducting joint projects. Therefore, I can say that each step that was overcame was important in its own way.
In 2014 I came to Ucell Company and for the past six years I have been working here. I started as a simple engineer and gradually grew step by step to the head of the department. This is a great merit of colleagues and management support. Today, I have fourteen specialists in the radio access network department.
What is the specificity of your work?
– There are studies proving that self-satisfaction from work and an understanding of one’s significance do not occupy the last place when choosing a profession. The work of a signalman is one of the most popular work in the modern world and benefits all of humanity. Every day we connect hundreds of subscribers, ensure uninterrupted operation of the network, and bring comfort to people's lives.
I was doubly lucky: work in telecommunications is not only beneficial, but also very interesting. What we are dealing with cannot be seen or felt. Take for example a base station, the human eye can only see the iron structure with antennas, while many processes take place around it. This is a large and entertaining world of radio waves. Walking along the street, people do not even suspect that they are surrounded by a special environment with their own laws and orders. In this environment, we transfer data. When you study all this, you begin to see and imagine these processes. The world is becoming different.
What basic knowledge is needed in order to start working in the field of broadcasting? How important is having a good education in the area?
– For of all, there must be interest. Your study should bring you pleasure to succeed. Naturally, there are a number of basic skills that you need to possess already at the initial stage. This is a good understanding of the exact sciences: mathematics and physics, as well as knowledge of a foreign language. A very large amount of literature in the technical field is written in English. The industry is developing so fast, and what mattered yesterday can be useless today. And for being aware and developed you need to read foreign sources. In addition, with most partners, we are negotiating in English.
With regard to education, today in our country there are a fairly large number of educational institutions specializing in the field of IT, both state and foreign. These are Tashkent University of Information Technologies, Inha University in Tashkent, Tashkent State Technical University, Turin Polytechnic University and others. Higher education is always useful.
How to manage a team to do everything on time?
– Each employee is valuable to the leader. I had good teachers - my leaders. A good boss knows the strengths and weaknesses of each team member and distributes responsibilities based on abilities.
In work, I make sure that everyone has an equal amount of workload.
In addition, it is important to keep records. During quarantine, this became especially necessary, since most employees switched to remote mode. Our team writes down both short-term and long-term goals. We always keep in touch throughout the day. It helps me coordinate work and keep track of progress on time. Here are the key factors.
What would you recommend to a 20 year old?
– Difficult question. Simple, but necessary: "Learn more and stroll less." I believe that I still have a lot of things to learn. If I had another chance to start all over again, I would choose telecommunications.