Huawei invests $250k in uni lab

Summary:As part of a collaboration to train the next generation of network gurus, Huawei is investing $250,000 in a lab at RMIT university.

in brief As part of a collaboration to train the next generation of network gurus, Huawei is investing $250,000 in a lab at the RMIT university.

The vendor had already announced that it would be partnering with the university on a Next Generation Technology Training Centre to train Australian students in the skills required to build the National Broadband Network.

The training centre, set to go live early next year, is expected to educate 2000 students over the next five years. The 15-student courses will run over 10 days and will initially canvas Gigabit Passive Optical Network technology (GPON), but will later move to Long Term Evolution (LTE) and other technologies.

However, the memorandum of understanding Huawei had signed with the university did not have a financial consideration. Huawei has committed the funds following discussions about the courses in which the decision was made that a lab would be the correct environment for students to learn.

Topics: NBN, Broadband, IT Employment, Telcos

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