Telephony has been doing a series on the changing telecom industry job market, and one of the stories looks at the likelihood that many companies in the telecom industry could encounter a shortfall in staff familiar with IP networks. They may not be hiring enough IP-savvy engineers, and may not be re-training their existing staff at a fast enough rate.
The IP network transition always has been viewed as a gradual one by telecom network operators, one whose eventual completion always seemed far off on the future, but that isn't the case anymore. Given the other labor issues in telecom at the moment, one has to wonder if we heading deeper into a crisis that could affect how well networks are managed.
- Telephony has this story
Labor unrest was a hot topic during 2008