Telecommunications technicians are employed by a variety of small, medium and large enterprises. These include large telecommunications carriers such as Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, network and exchange equipment suppliers and installers such as Ericsson, and installation/maintenance service providers.
Telecommunications technicians, like Telstra System Specialist, Michael Hoffman, are also called in to maintain telecommunication systems. Michael, whose speciality is PABXs, says to carry out maintenance work, telecommunications technicians need to have a very good understanding of the systems they maintain.
Just like vehicles need to undergo routine check-ups, so too, do telecommunications systems. Individuals and businesses depend on these systems, so it's important to prevent them from breaking down. Regular maintenance, such as the replacement of cables and wires, help prevent this. When breakdowns do occur, telecommunications technicians also have the skills to diagnose faults and correct the problem.