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Revolution inary Telecom Engineering: Why Students Should Opt it

The revolution in telecom engineering in India has been of massive interesting and industrial tranfrmation. Currently India has about 920 million telecom subscribers, and adds about twelve million subscribers on a monthly basis. So telecom industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India. This statistical and emperical evidence clearly lays out the reason to make career in telecommunications engineering and surprisngly the scope is quite vast. Though India has 76% teledensity, compared to its BRIC peers, the country’s infrastructure still requires a major improvement. Hence in a market that still requires growth impetus, the demand for telecommunications engineers will remain resilient.

According to Reema Malhotra, the head of HR (India), Nokia Siemens Networks, she says that with new access technologies and the huge growth in the number of subscribers, the next decade will see unprecedented growth in mobile telephony. In recent years, traffic levels have grown manifolds. This trend is expected to continue well into the future, again bringing opportunities and changing the face of communications as we know it. This growth is expected to provide a sky of career opportunities to telecommunication engineers. The telecom sector is growing at a tremendous pace. India is among the few countries, which have realized the potential of Telecom and IT in the process of Economic growth A Telecommunication Engineering Course imparts training to students on various telecommunication devices like mobile phones, cable TV, computer networking, satellites, radar, navigation, aviation etc. India is facing a huge demand for telecommunication engineers due to rapid growth in the field of satellites, internet and mobile telephony. The emergence of electronic media, telecom industry has become one of the fast growing sectors in every corner of the world.

In this era of information and communication, more digitally enhanced communication devices like mobiles, internet and satellites are paving way to expansion for the wider reach of communication technology. Telecommunication is major field within Electronic engineering, is concerned with all types of information & transmission networks through electronic means and deals with communication systems such as cables, radio, satellite communications, TV, radar, navigational communication equipments etc. Telecommunication engineering is mainly involved with the designing, manufacturing and operation of telecommunication devices. And according to Alok Sinha, an industry professional working as an assistant vice president-general business sales and IT solutions, Huawei, says that there is no place to be born on this planet better than India for people who want to make a career in telecommunications engineering. The entire Middle East and Saudi Arabia has around 24 million subscribers. UAE has seven million subscribers. We add 12 million subscribers per month. So India adds as many subscribers in a month as the entire subscribers base in some of the countries of the world. From the perspective of population penetration we have reached just 0.7-0.8%, while for the rest of the world it is around 1.5-2%. So we can very well assume that there is still enough to leverage from core telephony.

The telecom sector is growing at a tremendous pace. India is among the few countries, which have realized the potential of Telecom and IT in the process of Economic growth. However, the growth of trained manpower in this sector is far from adequate. The convergence has led to technology providers shifting from proprietary to open systems, which in turn created ample employment opportunities for equipment manufacturers, suppliers and service providers and thus it has increased the need for trained managers to manage these service

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This article is written by Prof. Savitha H K, Associate Professor & HOD at MVJ College of Engineering, one of the reputed engineering colleges in Bangalore.