Telcos are already using engineers from other telcos to develop their own networks and the cost of their own engineers is not insignificant.
In a recent report by Telcordias Network Engineers, the company reveals that the cost to build a new network was $1,917 per hour, an increase of 12.5 percent compared to last year.
The report also shows that there are 3,000 jobs in the telcos network engineering sector.
The report suggests that the demand for engineers is increasing and that there is a need for more engineers to be trained in the area.
This article was first published on Al Jazeera’s website.