Nokia and Ooredoo have set up the first 5G-ready Technology Centre in Myanmar.
The Nokia Technology Centre is the result of a successful collaboration with Yangon Technological University (YTU) that will be utilised by the students of Myanmar’s first diploma program in telecommunications. The curriculum, steered by the University of Oulu in Finland, will benefit from the new Nokia Technology Centre, which is equipped with end-to-end radio, anyhaul transport and a core network solution that supports the latest 5G technology in addition to 4G/3G/2G.
Earlier this year, the two universities launched a new diploma program designed for postgraduates. The program required a robust lab to enhance its curriculum and enable students to apply their theoretical knowledge in a testbed environment. The syllabus was developed based on Nokia’s technology, so Nokia and Ooredoo decided to join forces to create the Nokia Technology Centre as a key enabler for the program.
In addition, Nokia and Ooredoo will be providing an intensive internship program for students to work as technology developers and service providers, enabling them with a 360-degree exposure to the industry.
Dr. Myint Thein, Rector of YTU, said: “The curriculum of the Telecommunications Diploma program was finalised embedding both theoretical and industry relevant components based on Nokia’s technology and solutions. Faculty members from YTU worked closely with the professors of the University of Oulu to have this program ready for the students.”
Vikram Sinha, CEO, Ooredoo Myanmar Limited, said: “Education and empowering youth are key focus areas at Ooredoo. We at Ooredoo care for communities and people of Myanmar, therefore, to train, develop and nurture the county’s future engineering talent.”
Dr. Danabalan Amirthalingam, Head of Nokia Myanmar, said: “The Nokia Technology Centre will serve as a catalyst to provide students with the latest and most advanced 5G technology, featuring innovations from Bell Labs.”