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Telecommunications sector will have close to 3 mn vacancies next yr: Study

Emerging tech such as 5G, M2M and the evolution of ICT are expected to create employment avenues

IANS  |  New Delhi 

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Roll-out of 4G with an increase in data, entry of new players in the market, introduction of and the popularity of leading to consistent increase in for are likely to increase in the telecom sector by three million by 2018, a study said here on Thursday.

Emerging technologies such as 5G, M2M and the evolution of (ICT) are expected to create employment avenues for almost 870,000 individuals by 2021, revealed a joint study by Assocham-KPMG.

It said the existing in the sector may not be adequate both in number as well as in skill to cater to the upcoming

"There is a need to bridge the gap in skill which on the one hand would require identification of skilled in diverse roles such as infra and experts, application developers, executives, infrastructure technicians, handset etc. as well as on the other hand of existing working on existing technologies for them to be updated with upcoming requirements."

The Telecom Sector Skill Council has been set up to cater to the demands and skill needs of the telecom sector.

However, the recommended more targeted and specialised skill programmes that would enhance existing manpower capabilities and availability to ensure uninterrupted of the sector as a whole.

The telecom sector has grown at 19.6 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in terms of and at 7.07 per cent from a revenue perspective over the last few years.

"TSPs (telecom service providers) have continued to invest in their and modernise their existing network infrastructure. Operators capital investments stands at Rs 85,003 crore during Q1 2017 and the below figure depicts the significant capital during the period 2012- 2016," stated the study.

First Published: Thu, August 17 2017. 14:54 IST