Costa Rica: Shortage of Telco Specialists for Cell Phone Market

More professionals and technicians are needed to meet demand for specialists with the opening of the country's mobile telephony sector.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The shortage was envisaged by specialists consulted by El Financiero. They believe that the current supply of cell phone market professionals and technical experts will not be sufficient to cover the demand created by the market opening, both in terms of the number of specialists, years of experience and their level of expertise.

"Óscar Campos, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) Costa Rica technology and security specialist, commented that the country already has a significant number of technical personnel specializing in hand held devices and that the shortage is in university qualified telecommunications professionals," reports Meanwhile, Julio Méndez stated that the problem has less to do with the number of professionals available and is more about the level of experience recruiting companies require.

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