- Indian Telecom sector has emerged as one of the greatest economic success stories, registering a consistent overall growth rate of more than 35% over the past decade in terms of subscribers.
- This dynamic sector, employs close to 2.8 million people directly and almost another 7 million indirectly, making it one of the largest employment generating sectors in the country.
- Telecom services have been acknowledged globally as an essential tool for the socio-economic development of a nation.
- India is currently the world’s second-largest Telecom market and has registered exceptional growth in the past few years.
Growth in Total Subscribers (in millions)
Source: Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
India’s telephone subscriber base expanded at a CAGR of 24.1 per cent to 933 million over FY07–14.
Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC)
TSSC is a non-profit industry driven body set up under the aegis of the NSDC. It is an industry led apex body, jointly set up by The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Indian Cellular Association (ICA) & Telecom Centres of Excellence (TCOE) to ensure adequate availability of skilled manpower to boost growth & productivity in the Telecom Sector. The Council is committed to necessary frameworks for standards, curriculum and quality assurance at all levels in vocational programs to meet the needs of the industry.