Ericsson Teams Up with DoT to Train 10,000 Students in Cutting-Edge 5G Technology

Ericsson and DoT Collaborate to Upskill 10,000 Students on 5G Tech

In a groundbreaking partnership, Ericsson and the Department of Telecom (DoT) have joined forces to provide access to Ericsson’s online learning platform to 10,000 students across 100 institutes equipped with 5G labs in India. This initiative, known as the “Ericsson Educate – 21st Century Technologies Programme,” will offer digital courses covering cutting-edge technologies such as 5G, AI, IoT, Machine Learning, and more at no cost.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by key representatives from both organizations to solidify their commitment to developing a 5G-ready workforce in India. The collaboration aims to bridge the skills gap and cultivate a pool of talent proficient in 5G technology to drive the country’s digital transformation across various sectors.

One of the primary goals of this partnership is to enable students to access learning resources that leverage Ericsson’s extensive 145-year telecom expertise. By offering 5G tech courses, students will be equipped to develop use cases tailored to local needs, enhance productivity, and accelerate digitalization efforts.

According to Nitin Bansal, Managing Director of Ericsson India, this collaboration holds significant importance in realizing the government’s vision of Digital India. By empowering students with 5G skills, the partnership aims to create new opportunities and drive innovation in the country.

For Ericsson, a company deeply rooted in India since 1903, this collaboration underscores its commitment to fostering meaningful connectivity that goes beyond commercial offerings. By partnering with DoT to provide access to advanced technology courses, Ericsson is actively contributing to the development of a skilled workforce capable of unlocking the full potential of 5G technology in India.

As India gears up to harness the power of 5G through recently launched services, building a proficient workforce is essential to drive the proliferation of 5G and capitalize on its potential across industries. The collaboration between Ericsson and DoT is a significant step towards achieving this goal and paving the way for a digitally empowered future in India.