The optical fiber It has become one of the most advanced means for the transmission of Internet, telephone and television services in Chilean homes. In fact, 66% of fixed Internet connections in Chile correspond to fiber optics, positioning the country as the tenth in the world with the highest percentage of fixed broadband fiber subscriptions, according to the OECD.
In the context of further promoting connectivity, the Undersecretary of Telecommunications, Claudio Araya, announced that during the first semester of 2024, 340 of the 345 communes in the country will have optical fiber. This expansion will require workers specialized in the installation and maintenance of this high-tech network.
The installation work optical fiber involves both engineers and technicians. Telecommunications engineers are responsible for planning, ordering and structuring the network in quadrants and specific sectors of the communes. On the other hand, technicians, whether trade or senior technicians, carry out the installation itself.
In terms of remuneration, trade installation technicians can earn a salary of between $500,000 and $700,000 cash per month, while senior technicians receive a salary of between $1 million and $1.2 million per month. For their part, engineers, after their fourth year of professional practice, can reach a salary close to $1.5 million.
So if you’re looking for a career path that has a salary interesting, being a fiber optic installer could be a good option. Remember to be aware of the opportunities that are opening up in telecommunications companies to know when to apply.