Fiber Network Technician, Optical Fiber Technician, Fiber Technician, Fiber Optic Installer

Minimum Preferably 8th standard pass

Training on Soft Skills (mandatory for 8th to 12th standard pass) Technical trainings on interpreting OTDR, power and light meter test results; project management trainings (mandatory for all)Certified training for Optical Fiber Technician (programme aligned to TEL/Q6401 released by Telecom Sector Skill Council)

Minimum 4-5 years of experience as optical fiber splicer for 8th to 12th standard pass candidatesMinimum 1-2 years of experience as optical fiber splicer for ITI/ Diploma/ Bachelor in Technology graduates

The tasks an Optical Fiber Technician is expected to perform include:Maintaining uptime and quality of the network segment (both optical media & equipment)Undertaking periodic preventive maintenance activities

Ensuring effective fault management in case of fault occurrence

Coordinating activities for installing and commissioning of Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) as per the route plan

Proficient with principles of optical transport media and Optical Fiber Cable (OFC) communication

Knowledge of Optical fiber characteristics like refraction, polarisation, attenuation, dispersion

Well-versed with bands in optical fiber and their usability, loss characteristics

Knowledge of signal strength and quality KPIs design values and margins

Well-versed with functionality of optical equipment like cleaver, mechanical and fusion splicing kit, protection sleeves, fiber stripper, fiber reinforced plaster during splicing and jointing

Adept with functionality of optical test equipment like Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) and power meter

Knowledge of optimal values of OTDR, power meter and light meter test results

Proficient in utility of As-build route diagrams

Adept with standard trenching, cable laying, pit preparation, splicing, jointing, blowing and back-filling process for installation of OFC cables

Knowledge of different types of OFC connectors based on the type of equipment

Well-versed with functionality of passive infrastructure equipment like Diesel Generator (DG) set, PIU panel, Transformer, SMPS, Air Conditioner, Battery

Knowledge of standard maintenance process for optical fiber cables and Synchronous Transport Module (STM) equipment

Well?versed with precaution to be taken while dealing while installation

Not applicable

Willingness to work at various locations

Ability to handle high pressure situations

Analytical skills


Well-versed with local languages


Good eye sight

Good interpersonal skills

Hardworking and persistent

Sense of time management

Good communication skills

It needs one to be on their toes

Work from home option is not available

Part-time and contractual jobs maybe available Local travelling is a part of this job role

May require supervising Junior Technician or Helper

Working hours

Working hours are 9/10 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary company to company

Overtime is common

Shift system maybe available

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

This job is considered to be mildly hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include dealing with fiber optic cables, chemicals, sparks from fusion splicing elevated and overhead work, shock hazard, etc.Occupational hazards include harm to corneal or retinal eye sight, infection or skin irritation, burn injuries, receiving electric shocks, physical injuries, fatigue, etc.

For freshers INR 10,000 to INR 18,000 per month For candidates with 1-2 years of experience - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Future Trends for Telecom Industry in India

Telecommunication has emerged as a key driver of economic and social development in an increasingly knowledge intensive global scenario. The reach of telecom services to all parts of the country is integral for the development of India. Studies have shown that there is a positive correlation between the penetration of Internet & Mobile Services and the growth of Indian economy. The Government of India has recognized this fact and has taken various measures over the years, as a result the Indian Telecom Sector has grown exponentially and has become the second largest network in the world, next only to China. Today India is fastest growing telecom market in the world with telephone subscribers 892.02 million at the end of February, 2013. The share of urban subscribers is 61.87% whereas share of rural subscribers is 38.92% in the month of February 2013.

At present, the broadband connectivity in India is very low. Creation of broadband highways is the backbone for realizing the vision of Digital India so that India can become a 'competitive nation' in the digital space. To bridge the rural coverage gap for both broadband penetration and voice, Government has undertaken to establish the National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) laying incremental optical fiber to connect all 2,50,000 Gram Panchayats in the country with 100 mbps broadband. The Government has also planned to cover all uncovered villages in a phased manner by March 2019 which presently does not have mobile connectivity. Thus looking at the existing large telecom network and increasing government initiative to connect rural and semi- urban areas, it is clear that there is a huge scope for development in Indian Telecom sector. Again by allowing foreign direct investment, the government have attracted large amount of investments in the booming Indian telecom sector, which will drive growth and employment in the sector.

With the growth in Indian Telecom industry the demand for various professionals such as Optical fiber Technician, Telecom Engineer, etc. is bound to increase. Mobile operators in the wireless segment have alone generated an estimated 2.3 million jobs till now and it is estimated that the sector as a whole is likely to create about 40 lakh direct and indirect jobs over the next 5 years.

Telecommunications companies across India

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Rooman Technologies Pvt. Ltd130, 1st Floor, Dr Rajkumar Road, 1st Block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore 560010.

ASMACS Group411, Sai Chamber, 4th Floor, Opp. Railway Station, Santacruz (E), Mumbai - 400 055, India

Aspire Knowledge and Skills

J.M. Road, Near Balgandharva Circle, Shivajinagar, Pune 411005. Contact No:+91 9225543792

ISTTM Technology Business School

Plot No. 6/2 & 6/3, HUDA Techno Enclave, Phase II, Hitec City, Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500081,

Gram Tarang Employability Training Services

Centurion University Bhubaneswar Campus, PO Ramchandrapur, Jatni, District: Khurda 752050, Odisha.