Initially the companies started off with the basic telephone or land line services. Now they have expanded to cellular operations, the direct to home digital cable television has also seen a good rise with more and more households opting for it.
There are a lot of competitors out in the market today. The mobile infrastructure industry is on the look out for people who can handle operations like installation. Project managers are employed who need to take care of the tender activities, look out for sub contractors, deal with teams of civil engineers for the erection and commissioning of towers, etc. This kind of a job demands continuous traveling and the ability to adapt you to changing weather conditions.
For those of you who are not that adventurous and want to stay in one place and still make a great career there is no dearth of opportunities. The basic requirement one requires to step into this industry is a bachelors or master's degree or a diploma in electronics or telecommunication. You can choose from a wide range of fields ranging from voice over internet protocol to signals and networking. There are other openings also including fixed line and broadband internet services, GSM, CDMA, smart cards and VLSI, embedded systems, IC chips, etc.
To achieve good success in this industry one must have a through knowledge of the basic electronic concepts. It is also recommended to have a good knowledge of the various software programming languages like C, C++, Java. If you manage to meet all the requirements it will not be long before you are hired as 'technical consultant' in one of the major companies.
If you are interested in the marketing field, the telecom industry is just the perfect place to be in. With the advent of new technology, state of the art infrastructure, more and more gadgets are coming into the market everyday. If you have a master's or a bachelor's degree in business administration and feel marketing is your forte, this industry is just perfect for you. You will be required to manage teams of people to market the products. Thus, the field does not offer any stagnant posts, instead the ladder for promotion is open to all; you simply need to climb the ladder by working hard.
When you are assigned a target and you manage to reach it, a lot of perks and incentives are provided to you. At the same time one cannot say that the telecom industry has a low basic payment, considering the added facilities one gets from their company, they are paid well. If one is looking forward to a stable economic condition and proper earning, this field is one of the best you can get.