Career scope in telecom industry?

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RE: Career scope in telecom industry?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Greeting's for the day!!!

India has about 920 million telecom subscribers, adding about 12 millions subscribers on monthly basis. So telecom is clearly one of the fastest growing industries in India. With introduction of newer technologies, there is a plethora of new job opportunities in the hardware as well as the software domain of telecommunication.

Telecom- A Sustainable Career Option:
Though India has 76 percent teledensity, compared to its BRIC peers, the country's infrastructure still requires a major improvement. Hence in market that still requires growth impetus, the demand for telecommunication engineers will remain resilient.

Sky is the limit:
Experts call telecom the second IT Industry of India.

India has been a growth market for telecommunication companies from across the globe. Employees having the desired skill set are valued by the companies in the business.

Companies in telecom work to imbibe a culture in their organisations where employees are encouraged to take cross-functional roles. Some companies continuously invest in imparting new skills and education to their employees to keep them abreast with the latest in the industry.

Where are the jobs:
There are immense options for freshers. If you have an understanding of how the telecom industry works and broad-level experience, the horizon gets broader for you.

You can work for:
1. Telecom Operators such as Airtel, Idea, Vodafone
2. Telecom Equipment Manufacturers such as Nokia, Siemens, Cisco, Ericsson
3. Passive Infrastructure provider such as Indus Towers, Viom Networks, Bharti Infratel
4. Value-added services companies such as OnMobile
5. Service Vendors such as GTL, Innovis
6. Network Operation and Management companies
7. System Integrators such as Acdenture, IBM, Tech Mahindra.

Growth Prospects:
You can typically join the industry as a graduate engineer trainee. Thereafter, you can move to many different roles including project/operations management, product technical support, network management, solution architect and R&D engineer. There is also scope for rotation across these areas.

Job Profiles:
The following are the broad functional requirements in the industry:
1. Network Planning and Optimisation
2. Network Deployment
3. Network Operation and Maintenance
4. Equipment Testing
5. Value-added Services.

What Industry Demands:
A fresh graduate is likely to be offered the role of a base transceiver station engineer, drive test engineer, RF Engineer, Operations and Maintenance Engineer, Switch Engineer, GNOC Engineer, etc. Companies prefer candidates who have practical knowledge and are ready to be deployed in various functions. Hence those who have undergone some training or internship program and have hands-on exposure is preferred.

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