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Nokia, Ooredoo set up Myanmar’s inaugural 5G Technology Center

Nokia, Ooredoo set up 
Myanmar’s inaugural
5G Technology Center

Tribune News Network
Yangon
Nokia and Ooredoo have set up the first 5G-ready Technology Center
in Myanmar.
The Nokia Technology Center, which is the result of a successful collaboration with Yangon Technological University (YTU), will be utilised by the students of Myanmar’s first diploma programme in telecommunications.
The curriculum, steered by the University of Oulu in Finland, will benefit tremendously from the new Nokia Technology Center, which is equipped with end-to-end radio, any haul transport and a core network solution that supports the latest 5G technology in addition to 4G/3G/2G.
Designed for post graduates, the new diploma programme launched in March this year by the two universities 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 and, in a welcome move, Nokia and Ooredoo decided to join forces to create the Nokia Technology Center as a key enabler for the programme.
The Nokia Technology Center is fitted with state-of-the art equipment including Nokia’s multiradio AirScale – which supports 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G – and any haul transport, including IP and Microwave equipment, cloud-native core network and the associated power, materials and infrastructure.
In addition, Nokia and Ooredoo will be providing an intensive internship programme 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 programme was finalised embedding both theoretical and industry-relevant components based on Nokia’s technology and solutions. We are honored to have Nokia’s technology as part of the syllabus and also welcome the company’s support in building and equipping the first 5G-ready Technology Center in the country. The collaboration of Nokia and Ooredoo to set up the ‘Nokia Technology Center’ and the internship programme will provide a well-rounded experience to our students.”
Vikram Sinha, CEO, Ooredoo Myanmar Limited, said: “Education and empowering youth are key focus areas at Ooredoo. As a leading partner in this initiative, we are happy to work with Nokia to set up the Nokia Technology Center and help initiate an internship program for the benefit of technology students.”
Dr Danabalan Amirthalingam, head of Nokia Myanmar, said: “At Nokia we are obsessed with value creation and talent development, which happen to be the key pillars of this program. The Nokia Technology Center will serve as a catalyst to provide students with the latest and most advanced 5G technology, featuring innovations from Bell Labs.”

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