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Jazz and Ericsson impart digital skills among entrepreneurs in Pakistan

  • Jazz and Ericsson partner to boost digital skills through webinars and online educational programs. 
  • The Ericsson Educate online educational program will offer a well-curated online course on 21st-century technologies.  
Press release
Dec 13, 2022
Jazz and Ericsson Ericsson Educate Collaboration

Jazz, a digital operator in Pakistan, part of the VEON Group, has partnered with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to boost the digital skills for their entrepreneurial community in Pakistan through the Ericsson Educate program. This year long partnership comes under Jazz xlr8, Pakistan's premier accelerator program for startups, and aims to solidify Ericsson and Jazz’s mission to enhance the nation's digital skills and increase access to education in the country.

Ericsson Educate is a digital learning program that aims to upskill talents to increase their knowledge in the telecommunications and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sectors. The Ericsson Educate platform will strengthen ICT skills of selected youth through a well-curated online course on 21st-century technologies that include 5G networks, Internet of Things (IoT), automation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML). Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive Ericsson-accredited digital badges of recognition, boosting their portfolios in the job market.

Leveraging its strong global expertise in the Industry 4.0 space, Ericsson will also support Jazz to conduct webinars run by Ericsson experts focused on emerging and next-generation technologies, providing participants valuable insights to prosper in the digital age. Promoting the portal locally through Jazz’s own youth-oriented programs, Jazz will also work towards upskilling local talents and increasing the readiness of youths for jobs in the telecom and ICT sectors.

Aamer Ejaz, Jazz’s Chief Digital Officer says: “This program aims to elevate digital skills in youth and entrepreneurs across Pakistan. Being inclusive, scalable, and easy to use, Ericsson Educate will help us provide participants access to quality educational content on some of the most transformative digital technologies revolutionizing the nation today. Through engaging and informative lessons, we are confident the Ericsson Educate program will help participating youth and entrepreneurs develop much-demanded ICT competencies and drive local innovation across the country.”

Aamir Ahsan Khan, President and Country Manager of Ericsson Pakistan says: “Developing the ICT related skills of youth and entrepreneurs is one of the vital ways to progress the country and the potential of its people. Ericsson Educate is a global initiate which will now be launched in Pakistan together with our partner Jazz to enable that. This will also increase access to digital tools and skills for the future workforce. I believe that by the virtue of this close collaboration the Ericsson Educate program will help in accelerating the digital development of the country.”

Ericsson Educate is one of Ericsson’s key offerings to support online learning post-COVID and under Ericsson’s flagship education program ‘Connect to Learn’, through which Ericsson contributes to the establishment of an inclusive digital infrastructure for education, to ensure that all individuals and communities, including the most disadvantaged, have access to digital learning opportunities in a safe and empowering way. Today, the Connect to Learn initiative has reached over 300,000 children and youth across 30 countries, empowering teachers, students, and schools to deliver a quality 21st-century education and providing young people with valuable digital skills.

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Ericsson enables communications service providers and enterprises to capture the full value of connectivity. The company’s portfolio spans the following business areas: Networks, Cloud Software and Services, Enterprise Wireless Solutions, Global Communications Platform, and Technologies and New Businesses. It is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson’s innovation investments have delivered the benefits of mobility and mobile broadband to billions of people globally. Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com

ABOUT JAZZ

Jazz is Pakistan's number one 4G operator and a leading digital service provider with over 75 million subscribers, including 40 million 4G users. By providing the most extensive portfolio of digital value-added services, Jazz continues to be the country's undisputed telecom leader. www.jazz.com.pk

Jazz Media Relations Contact:

Khayyyam Siddiqi

Head of External Communication

Khayyam.siddiqi@jazz.com.pk

(+92 300 1115855)