With the advent Internet of Things (IoT) , Machine 2 Machine (M2M), 5G, the telecom sector is expected to create new job opportunities that would require skilled manpower for the digital era. As per estimates, there will be new job avenues for almost 870,000 individuals in this sector, by 2021.
The Indian telecom sector will provide five million direct and indirect employment by 2020.
In the upcoming Telecom Manthan, to be held in New Delhi on 23rd February, the discussions would revolve around creating skilled manpower with the advent of these latest technologies.
Himanshu Kapania, MD, Idea Cellular, said: “The industry has been working closely with the Government and Academia to identify the areas of skill development to create manpower for the sector. The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) has been set up to cater to the demands and skill needs of the telecom sector. With the burgeoning industry driven by digital revolution, the Indian telecom sector would require more targeted and specialized skill development programs that would help prepare the workforce of future.”
The Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOEs) set up in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, are an excellent example of the Government, the Academia and the Industry working together for the sustained growth and progress of the country.
Telecom operators such as Idea and others, have collaborated with the country’s premier institutions like the IITs and IIMs, to work towards promoting development of new technologies, generate IPRs, incubate innovations and promote entrepreneurship to position India as a global leader in telecom innovation and making India a hub of telecom equipment manufacturing.
Voice& Data in association with Telecom Sector Skill Council is organizing “Telecom Manthan” a meeting of Telecom Ecosystem & Talent pool in India. It is set to be a vibrant brainstorming session involving all the stakeholders.