STB Installer

STB Repair

STB Service


Preferably 8th standard pass

Certified training for DAS Set-top Box Installer and Service Technician (programme aligned to ELE/Q8102 released by Electronics Sector Skills Development Council)

Two years as helper for 8th/9th standard passed

The tasks a DAS Set-Top Box Installer and Service Technician is expected to perform include:Installing Set-top boxes at customerspremises

Addressing the field serviceable complaints

Coordinating with the technical team for activation of new connections

Providing after sales service for Digital Addressable System (DAS) type

Knowledge of basics of Digital TV signal distribution through HFC network including elements of fibre, coaxial chain and devices such as nodes, amplifier, taps, splitter, etc., from head ends to input point of consumer premises for DASFamiliarity with functions of the set top box and remote control

Basic knowledge of input/output functions and block diagram of the set top box

Knowledge of specifications of different kind of inputs available on TV sets such as RF, AV, RGB, VGA, USB and HDMIKnowledge of frequently occurring faults, causes and solutions

Familiarity with the concepts of modulation, demodulation, encryption, decryption, decoding, signal ingress, cross modulation, tuning, amplifying, coupling, attenuation, equalisation, digitising, etc., and their purposes

Knowledge of Quality of Service (Qo

S) and End of Line (Eo

L) parameters and optimum range as specified by IS13420

Parameters for digital signals, viz., MER, BER, C/N, CTV and CSOSafety precautions

Physically fit

Manual dexterity and stability

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent


Interpersonal skills


Critical thinking

Good communication skills

Problem solving

Deductive reasoning

It is not a desk job

Work from home is not available

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

Local travelling is part of this job role

Need not handle a team

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime is common

Shift system may be applicable

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

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include physical and mental strain

Occupational hazards include constant contact with machinery parts, sharp tools, equipment, etc.

For freshers ?`5,000 to`8,000 per month

For candidates with experience -`9,000 to`15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Digitization in India

Digitization opens a huge opportunity for service providers to monetise their investments. The advent of digitisation would help improve capacity constraints faced by the analog cable distribution system and rationalise carriage costs for broadcasters. In the DAS, service providers can offer more channels, and consumers can select the channels of their choice. Subscriber declaration levels are expected to increase from 15 percent currently to 100 percent, while the retained ARPU is also expected to increase, after assuming a 30 percent base case revenue share with the local cable operators (LCO). The digital TV industry in India is expected to reach 127,500 crore by 2015.

Projected HR Requirement

The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India has listed Communication & Broadcasting as one of the top 14 sub-sectors with a high potential for employment.

DTH Service Provider companies

Job openings are in Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities2