Nokia, Ooredoo set up 5G Center in Yangon Technological University

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Built in the Yangon Technological University campus, the Nokia Technology Center will be used by the students of Myanmar’s first diploma program in telecommunications.

A joint initiative between Nokia and Ooredoo, the Nokia Technology Center is equipped with end-to-end 5G technology including radio, anyhaul transport and a cloud-native core network solution to support the latest 5G technology in addition to 4G/3G/2G.
The collaboration will also offer students an internship program enabling a unique and holistic exposure to 5G.

Nokia and Ooredoo have set up the first 5G-ready Technology Center in Myanmar. The Nokia Technology Center is the result of a successful collaboration with Yangon Technological University (YTU) that will be utilized by the students of Myanmar’s first diploma program 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, anyhaul 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 program launched earlier this year in March 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 program. 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 anyhaul 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 program for students to work as technology developers and service providers, enabling them with a 360-degree exposure to the industry.

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. YTU and Oulu University’s diploma program is a great initiative for the youth of Myanmar. 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. This initiative is setting the pace and standards for the industry at large. As a 5G technology leader, we were a natural choice for YTU to enrich the exposure of its students to state-of- the-art technology.”