Nokia launches 5G skills accelerator at the University of Technology, Sydney

22 Oct 2018

Finnish IT and telecommunications multinational Nokia has opened a telecommunications training facility at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

The Nokia 5G Skills Accelerator training facility will equip students with best-in-class skills and knowledge in 5G, internet protocol (IP) and broadband technologies. Courses will span radio access, IP routing, optical and core networks, fixed broadband access, security and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms.

‘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,’ says Zoltan Losteiner, head of the Oceania region at Nokia.

‘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 expects more than 1,000 industry personnel and academic students to attend the training facility in its the first year of operation in 2019.

‘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,’ says Myriam Amielh, UTS Associate Dean of External Engagement.

‘Together we are creating opportunities to bring together academic and industry learning groups in a dynamic environment in an important area of development.’

Founded in Finland in 1865, Nokia is a global leader in communication and digital technologies, mobile networks and consumer electronics.