How to become a telecommunications engineer

Design, construct, install and support telecommunications equipment, facilities, systems, and operations.

What does a telecommunications engineer do?

Duties and tasks

  • Coordinate labour and manpower on construction sites
  • Determine appropriate site location and viability for various projects
  • Determine cost efficiency of various projects
  • Organise and implementing plans for the locations of circuit-breakers, transmission lines, cables, and other equipment
  • Plan, design, and build telecommunications equipment
  • Provide support for installed telecommunications equipment by analysing the need for updates, enhancements, and repair

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