Next-gen telecoms training facility from Nokia and UTS
Nokia 5G Skills Accelerator at Tech Lab to advance Australia’s skills and knowledge in 5G, IP and broadband technologies, and future of communications
Nokia's new training facility at UTS – the Nokia 5G Skills Accelerator – will increase Australian industry knowledge and skills in next-generation telecommunications technologies such as 5G, and foster their integration into Australian academic programs.
Based at Tech Lab and the Data Lounge in Building 11, it will also give access by UTS students, academic staff, industry personnel and Nokia’s customers, business partners and employees to the very latest technologies, systems and training practices supporting the next generation of telecommunications.
This training facility will equip students with best-in-class knowledge and skills supporting the implementation and operation of the latest technologies that will underpin both fixed and mobile ultra-broadband access and communication service delivery in Australia. Course focus areas will span technology domains including radio access, IP routing, optical and core networks, fixed broadband access, security and IoT platforms.
Associate Professor Myriam Amielh, Associate Dean External Engagement, Faculty of Engineering and IT says by extending our industry collaboration with Nokia in this way, we will enhance our own teaching capabilities and help Nokia put its Australian customers and industry partners at the forefront of global development.
The Nokia 5G Skills Accelerator is a fantastic addition to our facilities in Botany and Ultimo, providing access to the latest technologies that will enable 5G and the future of Australia’s communications networks. Together we are creating opportunities to bring together academic and industry learning groups in a dynamic environment in an important area of development.
The Nokia 5G Skills Accelerator at UTS builds on an MoU between the organisations focused on developing Australia’s 5G and IoT capability through industrial collaboration and advanced engineering projects said Zoltan Losteiner, head of the Oceania region at Nokia. Nokia and UTS have worked together for more than 15 years; UTS is a key member of Nokia's Australian graduate program and Nokia is a member of the UTS Rapido program, which leverages the diverse expertise of hundreds of FEIT researchers in areas such as data analytics, cyber security, 5G and IoT.
Australia will be among the world leaders in 5G adoption and can be a pacesetter in the development of new mission-critical services in areas like industrial IoT. We need to accelerate the development of the right skills and knowledge to ensure Australia can reap the full benefits, and Nokia is proud to partner with UTS in this new national training facility.
Nokia has a strategy, innovation engine and technology portfolio completely geared for 5G, and now we will build the local industry skills capacity to take Australia forward.
More than 1,000 industry personnel and academic students in fields such as Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering in Telecommunications are expected to attend the Nokia 5G Skills Accelerator at UTS in 2019.