Huawei to provide 5G training to South African university students


As South Africa is preparing for the fourth industrial revolution, Communications department and Huawei Technologies South Africa would collaborate to provide Walter Sisulu University students with 5G training.

The 5G training would be provided to a group of 100 final year Information Technology (IT) students which would be first training to students in the country. The training would take place at different campuses in the Eastern Cape province.

Communications department spokesman Mish Molakeng told Xinhua on Thursday the training would enable the students to deal with the changing world of technology.

“This is the first initiative between the department and Huawei,” he said.

“The 5G training is designed to enable students to understand 5G protocol standardization, key industry applications, ecosystems, network architecture and key technologies. It forms part of the Minister’s multi-stakeholder collaboration of ‘Building A Capable 4IR Army’ and will be rolled out at other identified institutions across the country,” said the department.

Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams would also have discussions with different stakeholders to focus to pertinent sector issues that will enable them to harness opportunities presented by emerging technologies. Enditem

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