Service Provider, Telecom Service Provider

Minimum Preferably 10+2Certified training for Grass Root Telecom Provider (GRTP) (programme aligned to TEL/Q6202 released by Telecom Sector Skill Council)

0-3 years of relevant work experience is desired

The tasks a Grass Root Telecom Provider (GRTP) is expected to perform include: Keeping ONT site operational on 24?7 basis

Maintaining and repairing basic faults/issues at ONT site

Promoting local devices

Providing services

Knowledge of the functionality of CCU, SPV, TJB, battery bank and fire extinguisher

Proficient with the functionalities of laptops, smart phones, tablets, etc.Well-versed with the functionalities of modem, UPS, cables, etc.Well-versed on the guidelines for maintaining hygiene of equipment at site

Knowledge of basic electrical wiring, patch cord and pigtails

Well-versed with FAQ for basic troubleshooting

Knowledge of basic hardware and software configuration

Not applicable

Technically qualified Self-disciplined


Team player


Possess analytical skills

Problem solving ability Effective communication skills Ability to work under pressure


It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Local travelling maybe a part of this job role

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 6 days a week. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Occupational hazards include electric shocks, cuts, abrasions and wounds, back aches, etc.Health risks include exposure to hardware parts, sharp tools, etc.

For freshers -INR9,000 toINR10,000 per month

For candidates with 1/2 yearsexperience -INR15,000 toINR20,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 yearsexperience -INR25,000 toINR30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Current and Future Trends of Telecom Sector in India

Telecom is one of the fastest-growing industries in India. Today India stands as the second-largest telecommunications market in the world. The mobile phone industry in India would contribute US$ 400 billion in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) of the country in 2014.This sector which is growing exponentially is expected to generate about 4.1 million additional jobs by 2020, as per Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA). India?s Global System for Mobile (GSM) operators had 4.14 million rural subscribers as of January 2014, bringing the total to 285.35 million.

BBNL is a special purpose vehicle set up to carry out the establishment, management and operation which has been envisaged by the government to provide high speed broadband connectivity to all gram panchayats and to provide access to bandwidth to all eligible service providers to enable them to provide services in rural areas.

Telecom Sector Skills Council (TSSC) will work alongside with USOF (Universal Service Obligation Fund) and BBNL in order to achieve the stated objective of the National Telecom Policy 2012 through several training programmes to be jointly undertaken. Telecom, IT, Media and Entertainment (TIME) and Social media, Mobility, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) can very well be addressed by having training programmes for Grass Root Telecom Providers (GRTP) touching the lives of rural masses through cable TV, Wi-Fi and other devices. This will translate into wide range of opportunities and job openings for Grass Root Telecom Provider.

TSSC is the apex skill development body in the telecom sector imparting skills to over 1.80 lakh people across 23 states and 145 cities and town across India through its 130 affiliated training providers, 135 industry partners, four affiliating partners, 10 university partners and three state partners in Gujarat, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.

Telecom companies across India

Rural areas across India

Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology(IGIT)Sarang, Dhenkanal-759146, Phone: +91 6768267086 , +91 6768267003

Directorate of Training and Technical Education,Malviya Nagar , New Delhi ?110017, Phone:22753998, 22750621

Rourkela Institute Of Technology,Rit Campus, Industrial Estate, Idc, Sector- B, P.O Kalunga-31, Rourkela, Dist-Sundargarh

Industrial Training Institute,374, Sane Guruji Marg, Near Agripada Police Station, Mumbai - 400 011.

S. K. D. A. V. Government Polytechnic Basanti Nagar, Rourkela-769012, Sundargarh, Odisha, India, Phone : 0661 - 2420550(O)

Directorate Of Industrial Training

Thycaud P.O., Thiruvananthapuram - 695 014 Phone :2323856