Growth of Skilled workforce in Telecom sector in past 5 years

Growth of Skilled workforce in Telecom sector in past 5 years

 India, a nation of constant growth and developments in every sphere of industries has seen an enormous amount of development in the telecom sector in the past decade. As data usage in the country is increasing, improved handheld technology has provoked the improvement in the communication technology with 3G and 4G. Government led initiatives to provide telecom services to each and every one all over India created the need to set towers across.

Indian telecom industry has grown from a tele-density of 3.58% in March 2001 to 74% in June 2013.And the need to transformation from feature phone to Smart required optical fibre to have an accessibility. All this transformation is made successful with a huge human resource, hence, stating the growth of skilled workforce in the telecom sector in the past 5 years. This great leap in both number of consumers as well as revenues from telecom services has not only provided sufficient contribution in Indian GDP growth but also provided a platform for the unemployed to become the part of the development.

Digital literacy is a key component of the government’s vision in “Make In India” campaign.

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Online shopping is increasing its share in total internet usage in India. Improved data connectivity in both urban and rural parts of India, will further boost this trend. Similarly, the technology can be leveraged to offer high-quality remote education in high schools across the nation.

Giant players of the country and industry are developing and enhancing networks to reach to each and every nook and corner. Medium players are joining hands to become larger and a competition in the markets. All this is ultimately leading to creating an environment with high-end telecommunication means and sources. Not only the equipments is making its way to untouched areas, but the most high-end technology is penetrating. Data traffic powered by third generation (3G) services grew at 146 per cent in India during 2013, higher than the global average that saw usage double.

Players are setting up towers, connecting lines, spreading waves and signals. Setting up technology leads to creating a requirement of a huge amount of manpower that is able to set up and run the equipments.About 85.1 per cent of the broadband subscriptions are via DSL technology. While the other technologies such as fibre, leased line, wireless, ethernet, cable modem covers only 14.9 per cent of the market.Furthermore, providing service in the remote and rural areas also requires massive investment. Currently, the main technology used for broadband access is digital subscriber line (DSL).

Technology assistance needed

Setting up of the most advanced and updated technology all across also comes with a responsibility of sustaining. Sustainability is achieved with proper technical support to businesses and end-to-end customers,  which requires skilled forces available 24×7 that is qualified and trained. The current teledensity in India is 78.10. However, there is a large disparity between urban teledensity and rural teledensity. The urban teledensity stands at 169.37 whereas rural teledensity is 38.53 only.

The reason for the slow growth in teledensity in the rural areas is that it is less attractive for the telecom service providers to invest. The very need to keep the pace ongoing in the telecom industry, many educational bodies have come up in the country with the vision to support the fraternity. This could only be done once the rural India is skilled and equipped with the respective information and knowledge. The learning and skilling doesn’t stop here. Upgradation of the same is required from time to time.

The need of availability of 24×7 creates an advanced need of more than small number of workforce, which ultimately increases the demand of human resources in the telecom sector due to upliftment in technology.

The need to develop skills

Time for Make in India to Move in India!! With this campaign, rural India is focused to be benefitted. Mobile phones journey has been witnessed from the Featured to smart. This has given boost to welcoming smart brains. Serving the rural to participate in the vision of developing skills in every possible way.The need of qualified and skilled labour for satisfying the technology updates creates the need to training raw resources with required skills. Skills training through a preferred partner with mobile companies and telecom giants or government vendors is making not only resources available to the companies, but, it is also opening doors to occupation and skills development to the unemployed rural sectors. Skill development and training is an ongoing need as and when technological updates keep happening. The role of a skill development training agency is superiorly played by making the manpower skilled, resourceful and tech friendly.


(The author Mr G.K. Varshney, Managing Director, Virtual Global Education Limited)

About :Virtual Global Education Limited

Incorporated on the 22ndFebruary, 1993 as a Public Limited Company, Virtual Global Education Limited (VGEL) aims to improve the quality of human capital in the country through skill and educational interventions. The focus of VGEL has been in delivering skill and educational interventions to the sections of societies and parts of the country where they are most needed.

The Company is certified as a member of Delhi Chamber of Commerce (DCC).VGEL has also tied up with the Telecom Industry by entering into an agreement with IKF Technologies Limited. The primary mission of the Organization is to train around 100 million youth by 2020 in Health Care, Information & Communication Technology, Banking & Accounting, Renewable Energy and Telecom Sectors.

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