Nokia & Ooredoo set up Myanmar’s first 5G Telecommunications Technology Center in Yangon

19 December 2018 . Myanmar
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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

 

Yangon, Myanmar

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.”

 

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About Ooredoo Myanmar

Ooredoo Myanmar is a leading provider of telecommunication services in Myanmar with a customer base of over 9 million as of May 2018. After having launched services in 2014, Ooredoo has a nationwide coverage of 3G and 2Gand has also set up the widest and strongest 4G network in Myanmar. Ooredoo was recently awarded as the fastest mobile network in Myanmar in Q2-Q3 2018 based on Speedtest Intelligence data from Ookla. It continues to expand its footprint of 4G covered townships which eventually stand at 300 townships as of November 2018.

Ooredoo Myanmar today has a range of life enriching services including mobile money, services to support farmers and agriculture, FTTH (Fiber to Home) and Supernet Wireless etc.  It also has a range of Business to Business products to help enterprise, government and SME customers grow their business to full potential.

These include basic connectivity services such as Fixed and Mobile, along with the B2B solutions such as IPVPN. Ooredoo Myanmar is committed to enrich the lives of Myanmar people through its products, services and CSR initiatives such as “The more you speak, the more Ooredoo will donate”, Construction of Primary Healthcare Facilities Project with UNOPS and Clean Water project with Myanmar Red Cross Society across the country.

 

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