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Telecom Jobs in India

Updated on August 15, 2012

It is common knowledge that the telecom sector in India has shown phenomenal growth during the last decade . With so many new companies emerging and the existent companies expanding their operations, the telecom revolution in India has been truly extraordinary. All these has resulted in a huge spurt in telecom jobs – at all levels and in all functional areas - in India.

With the advent of newer technologies such as 3G and Wimax, the idemand for qualified and skilled professionals is growing tremendously. Thus, the telecom sector in India is expected to be a largest generator of employment in the years immediately ahead. The telecom professionals are having a field day as the new companies are looking for experienced hands to join their businesses and the old players are trying to retain their best talent to succeed further.

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The telecom sector directly employs more than 1, 50,000 people and also provides indirect employment to an equal number of people through retail outlets, prepaid card sellers and tower constructors. Thus, telecom jobs are up for grabs in the Indian market, provided a person is appropriately qualified ans has the requisite skills.

To pursue a successful career in the telecom sector, it is best to obtain a university degree in telecom engineering. There are various degree and certificate level courses for students to pursue in this field to get a head start in the telecom industry.

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Apart from the various universities and other institutions, TNS Institute for Telecom, Noida, offers different courses in telecommunications. Telecom Institute based in New Delhi provides courses on information and telecommunication technology (ICT) in various sectors. The different courses provided by some of these institutes are: Designing Data Networks; Optical Networks like SDH, SONET, DWDM; Wireless Networks (GSM, CDMA, 3G); Next Generation Networks (NGN) and Broadband Technologies.

There has been intense campus hiring by telecom companies to recruit freshers for telecom jobs. As telecom is a booming sector, a career here can be very lucrative. There are jobs aplenty for everyone - a degree holder or a diploma holder, a candidate with a part-time certification course or one with a full-time degree. Since the demand for technically qualified personnel is so high, students with diploma and certificate courses can also hope to get a promising career break in this field.

There are job opportunities galore in a wide variety of companies that make telecom hardware and telecom software and provide services that enable communication. There are job openings at all levels including high-tech executives, telecomm technicians, Field Engineers, Testing engineers, Telecom Hardware Engineers, Telecom Software Engineer, Telecom Systems Solution Engineer, Mobile Communication Engineer, Telecommunications Equipment Designer and Antenna Design Engineer in Telecomm companies all over India. From cable television to telephone service to the Internet, there is a crying need for specialized technical staff.

There are many advanced techhnical areas in the telecommunications industry, which a candidate can choose as his specialisation – Telecommunications and System Lab, Statistical Signal Processing, Optical Communication & Networking, Cryptography & Network Security, Speech And Audio Processing, Advanced Computer Networks, Image & Video Processing, Wireless Communication, Satellite Communication, Multirate Systems & Filter Banks, Antenna Theory And Design, DSP and Micro Controller Lab etc.

Companies like Bharat Sanchar Nigam, MTNL, ISRO, Oracle, TCS, WIPRO, Airtel, Siemens Communications, TATA, Vodafone, Honeywell, IT Solutions, Infosys are few of the frontline companies, covering private as well as public sector, which hold ample telecom job opportunities for all types and levels of employment.


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      we 6 years ago

      does anyone happen to know how many people in india work for a telephone company? even with extensive research i can't find anything

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Yes, Telecom-companies are flourishing in India but the service as well as the absolute fineness of the technology is yet to be implemented. The broad band signal of BSNL is so week that it goes off and on very quickly making the work most difficult.