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Ericsson and Department of Telecommunications (DoT) collaborate to offer accredited courses on 5G for DoT’s initiative on 100 5G use case labs

Press release
Mar 11, 2024
Ericsson and Department of Telecommunications (DOT) collaborate to offer accredited courses on 5G for DOT’s initiative on 100 5G use case labs

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and the Department of Telecom (DoT) today announced that they have entered into a collaboration to offer access to Ericsson Educate -21st Century Technologies Programme, Ericsson’s online learning platform to 100 institutes with 5G Labs. An MoU to the effect was signed between A Robert J Ravi, CEO, Telecom Centres of Excellence, India (TCOE) India and Dy. Director General, DoT and Nitin Bansal, MD, Ericsson India.

DoT has set up one hundred 5G Use case labs within 100 institutes across India with the objective to build competencies and engagement in 5G technologies for students and startup communities. Ericsson will open its Ericsson Educate platform to 10,000 students from these institutes and provide access to learning material on key technologies. The subjects covered as part of the Program at an introductory level include: Automation, Telecommunications, AI, IoT, 5G and Machine Learning.

The collaboration will provide both students and lecturers with access to quality digital learning resources that draw on Ericsson’s 145-year experience in telecommunications and ICT. Content from the Ericsson Educate portal will be provided at no cost to the students.

States Hon’ble Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Government of India, Ashwini Vaishnaw,“I am confident that the 5G Labs that we have set up in institutes will help us create new 5G use cases for the country .We are delighted to partner with Ericsson to build competencies in emerging and  new technologies and prepare the students to be 5G-ready so that they can play a catalytic role to achieve the vision of Hon’ble PM on Digital India.”

States Nitin Bansal, MD -Ericsson India, “The collaboration with DoT is a significant step towards developing a 5G ready workforce in India that can leverage the potential of 5G to support the government's ‘Digital India’ vision. Access to 5G technology related courses will enable these students to develop use cases that can address the local needs of the country, help enhance productivity and accelerate the country’s digitalization efforts.” The collaboration is expected to reach up to 10,000 people.

Ericsson has been in India since 1903 and is helping service providers in India seamlessly transition across generations of technology, from 2G to now 5G. The networks, software and services Ericsson delivers to its customers support the digital transformation of industry and society. In addition to its commercial offerings, Ericsson is actively working to ensure that meaningful connectivity supports essential societal needs, such as access to education.

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