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What is Telecom Management?
Telecommunications Systems Management (also known as Telecommunication
Systems, Telecommunications Management, Network Management)
is a Techno Commercial interdisciplinary area of study
to fill the need for a liaison between the technical aspect
and the business aspect of telecommunications.
What is the Indian Scenario?
India is poised to become the largest telecom market in the
world. At current levels, telecom intensiveness of Indian economy
measured as the ratio of telecom revenues to GDP is 2.1 percent
as compared with over 2.8 percent in developed economies.
The growth of telecommunications over the past one hundred
years has had a major influence on the development of society.
Telecommunications will continue to play an increasingly important
role in nearly every human endeavour in all nations of the
earth. Due to the advancement in technology and value added
services; the Indian Telecom Industry has grown at an enormous
rate. This is the result of immense competition and investments
made by telecom majors. The Mumbai-Pune Metropolis region is
one of the leading areas of the nation in the development,
production, and application of telecommunications. Most of
the major global corporations active in the field have large
facilities in this area.
Telecommunications is no longer limited to the transmission
of voices over copper wire. The modern telecommunications professional
must be well-versed in a variety of wired and wireless technologies,
armed with substantial knowledge of current management practices,
and fully informed on the current state of convergence in telephony,
computer systems, global positioning systems, and the Internet.
Indian telecom sector has undergone a major process of transformation
through significant policy reforms. The reforms began in 1980s
with telecom equipment manufacturing being opened for private
sector and were later followed by National Telecom Policy (NTP)
in 1994 and NTP'1999.
Historically, the telecom network in India was owned and managed
by the Government considering it to be a natural monopoly and
strategic service, best under state's control. However, in
1990's, examples of telecom revolution in many other countries,
which resulted in better quality of service and lower tariffs,
led Indian policy makers to initiate a change process finally
resulting in opening up of telecom services sector for the
Policy reforms can be broadly classified in three distinct
The Decade of 1980's saw private sector being
allowed in telecommunications equipment manufacturing. Mahanagar
Telephone Nigam Limited
(MTNL) and Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) were formed
and a Telecom Commission was set up to give focus to telecommunications
In 1990s, telecommunications sector also benefited from the
general opening up of the economy. NTP 1994 was the first
attempt to give a comprehensive roadmap for the Indian telecommunications
Availability of telephones on demand (targeted by 1997)
Universal service covering all villages and one PCO per
500 persons in urban areas at the earliest (targeted to
Telecom services at affordable and reasonable prices
World standard quality of services
NTP 1999 brought in the third generations of reforms in the
Indian telecommunications sector.
Types of Telecom Services:
Why Specialist Telecom Managers are required?
Simply put, telecom management is what enables an operator
to manage communication networks, services and customers,
as well as their relationships. When it works well, it
enables operators to focus on what really counts: their
customers and service offerings. However, most operators'
telecom management systems and processes do not perform
efficiently, much less optimally.
Many operators today have a patchwork of systems and processes
that make it difficult to cost-efficiently launch new services
quickly, and to track and tune the performance of services
once delivered. This patchwork also results in increased
operational and capital expenditure, so there is an obvious
need for operators to improve and evolve their telecom management
This situation has arisen primarily because operators have
used many different vertical solutions, completed extensive
customizations and in-house development, and/or merged
with other operators. A low level of process automation
to high operational expenses. Costly customization of
products and overlapping functionality of many different
to high maintenance and support expenses. The target
for effective telecom management places the emphasis on
business processes and simplification.
processes that are automated so new services can
be quickly provisioned, monitored
and charged for in real
network domains that manage themselves, which ensures
that each network domain's
functionality is realized
to its full potential. By introducing efficient
telecom management systems and processes, operators
to improve customer
value and competitive differentiation by:
the same time they are fundamental
to creating a lean operation
Reducing operating expenditure for the different
support for new technology and
business models, minimizing the need for
changes in telecom management.
Reducing total cost-of-ownership through consolidation
to create fewer system
and more generic systems.
Management Courses : Looking
at the widening gap in demand and supply in the competitive
Telecom sector, some
reputed institutes came forward with 'Telecom Management'
specialisation being offered as a Post Graduate Program.
This two year specialisation can be coupled with dual
specialisation from either Marketing or Finance. Preparing
techno commercial skills with hands on practical exposure
has been the driving force while designing the curriculum
of these courses.
MIT School of Telecom & Management Studies, Pune
Floor, Off. Internet Center, WPC Library Building,
MIT College Campus,
Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune - 411
Phone: +91 20 3250 6220
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : www.mitsot.ac.in
Key features of the Program: The MITSOT's program has been
designed for both the experienced telecommunication technical
professional and the seasoned manager with relatively little
experience in the telecom industry. The curriculum is designed
with focus on telecom as a business, not just a set of
technologies, makes it a unique resource, and this focus
has been the central theme while founding MITSOT. The course
structure is recognized as having the highest quality executive
education program for middle and senior management, whose
lessons are presented by the best minds in the industry.
MITSOT's research programs provide insights into the critical
challenge of how to link customer needs and technology.
The program is interdisciplinary combining computer science/information
systems and business-related courses with a solid core
of telecommunications course work. The program is supported
by the state-of-the-art voice, data and network operations
laboratories possessing all the modern equipments been
setup in collaboration with industry experts. The program
offers a systematic approach to understanding the globalization
of information technologies and the convergence of electronic
media and telecommunications with the Internet. It includes
history, technology, policy, economics, industrial structures,
and e-commerce issues. Dedicated and devoted engineering
staff with the support of techno commercial gurus, a mix
of domain experts, practicing professionals and through
academicians form the foundation of the MITSOT Team. A
mission of MITSOT is to establish and nurture a national
resource for education and research in the field of telecommunications.
A primary goal is to provide continuing and advanced education
in all aspects of telecommunications and associated technologies
to students and experienced engineers presently employed
in the industry. MITSOT will be recognized as a premier
academic thought leader in the networked digital industry,
integrating education and research, facilitated through
industry forums, which address the challenges facing the
- B.E. ( Electrical / Electronics / Electronics & Telecom.
/ Instru./ IT / Computer Sciences or equivalent subject
of minimum 4 yrs. duration )
- M.Sc. ( Physics / Electronics ) / Others
- B.Sc. (Physics / Electronics ) / Others ( or equivalent
- B.com., B.A., BBA., BCA., BFT., or equivalent of
minimum 3yrs. Duration.
- With minimum 50% & above marks.
Post Graduate Programme in Telecom Management (PGPTM):
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Graduate Degree in
any discipline from a recognized University with
of 50% marks.
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