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As India and other countries take concrete steps to adopt 5G, the number of vacancies by telcos related to 5G jumped 65 percent last month, from 5,265 vacancies in January to 8,667 in July, a report found on Wednesday.

According to GlobalData’s analysis of 175 companies worldwide, active jobs increased by 46 percent, while the number of jobs increased by 75 percent over the same period.

Trust Jio is recruiting for ‘Lead 5G Core & Cloud Architecture’ to support various use cases and core products for 5G.

The placement of Vodafone Idea for an ‘AGM-Practice Lead-Smart Mobility’ requires experience in vertical smart mobility and 5G connected cars and electric vehicles.

India’s 5G spectrum auction ended with Reliance Jio as the top bidder along with Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Adani Group. Bharti Airtel plans to launch 5G services in India before the end of August,” Sherla said. SripradaBusiness Fundamentals Analyst at GlobalData.

Major players such as Ericsson, China Telecom, Deutsche Telekom and American Tower discussed investments around CapEx and 5G production in 2022.

Several tech companies are looking for engineers to develop 5G use cases.

“For jobs such as network management, testing and software development, the companies are likely to hire experts in areas such as infrastructure development, equipment, network operations and spectrum services,” added Sriprada.

Apple has also advertised roles in the 5G protocol layer and seeks an ‘RF Systems Architect’, who looks to define and research emerging 6G spectrum policies, use cases and trends for radio access networks in advance for 6G radios.

Nokia has also opened a 5G Industrial Incubation Lab in South Australia and a ‘Graduated Engineer in Technology‘ role.

“Companies are not only looking at 5G investments, they have also expressed an interest in 6G investments and related roles,” said Sriprada.

Between January 2022 and July 2022, more than 130 job openings were posted based on 6G as a title search.


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