Jio, Vodafone Idea, Airtel to boost workforce by 25% in FY24 

FY23 has noted an increase of 40 to 45% in hiring within the telecommunication industry


Reliance Jio, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel are expected to increase their workforce up to 25 per cent. A report suggests that the growth is anticipated after the increase of 5G adoption within the telecommunication industry. 

The report highlighted that the industry is now seeing a substantial increase in hiring, compared to what it was during the pandemic. The FY23 has noted an increase of 40 per cent to 45 per cent in hiring within the telecommunication industry. Moreover, the last half-year saw a notable growth of 30 per cent to 36 per cent in job opportunities. 

The significant expansion in hiring is attributed to the substantial impact of 5G. Along with 5G roll out, recruiters also pointed out that the primary driver of demand was coming from emerging sectors such as network security, whitespace spectrum, virtual network operations, big data’s integration with IoT, specialists in cybersecurity, and cloud services.

Additionally, the intensified digitalisation endeavours by businesses also contributed to the surge in demand for telecommunication services.

As of the end of FY23, Reliance Jio had a total workforce of 95,326 employees, while Airtel had 64,407 employees, and Vodafone Idea had 15,604 employees.

Recently, Reliance Jio Infocomm announced the deployment of 5G technology using 26 gigahertz millimeter waves nationwide in India, achieving speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second. The company highlighted that it has fulfilled its minimum rollout responsibilities in all 22 circles and across various spectrum bands earlier than scheduled, in line with the spectrum allocation as of August 17, 2022.

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