240 Kenyan university students have been trained on 5G technology by Huawei Kenya. The training that lasted for one week was conducted online.
The aim of the training was part of the multinational strategy on enabling students from around the country be better equipped to benefit from this transformative technology.
A number of global states and economic blocks have already unveiled 5G strategies and plans that have acknowledged the significance of 5G to their economies in both generating jobs and generating economic output.
The have discovered that 5G has the capability to speedily roll out high speed connectivity for homes, businesses, schools and hospitals. It supports step-changes in industrial productivity in sectors such as manufacturing and transport, creates opportunities for entirely new business models and services in industries such as tourism, entertainment, gaming and broadcasting and it does all this with lesser carbon emissions per MB of data.
Currently 5G has been rolled out in over 80 networks worldwide with a reach of 70 million users, twice as fast as 4G achieved. 5G is able to support additional connections at much quicker speeds, and more securely.
Being a 5G pioneer, Huawei recognised a need to build a course to offer students in Kenya the resources to appreciate and utilise this technology. The students undertook a 2-hour interactive course, 90 minutes of lectures and 30 minutes of Q&A each day with a different group.
The training has to a large extent benefited the student in grasping 5G technology on areas such as technology, standards, regulation, policy, environment, economy and society.
The course trainer was Huawei global specialist Ding Yajie who manged to address many of the student’s queries as well as ask them questions to gauge their comprehension at the conclusion of each session. Topics addressed included 5G architecture, different deployment scenarios, application uses and challenges.
“The Huawei 5G training was a really great course and presented by Ding Yajie in an enthusiastic way. The course helped to compound the knowledge I have about networking in general and in wireless technology. The videos used in the training really made it interesting and gave the training a better look and understanding, in that for example, when talking about intelligent connected cars, it is one thing to just have some slides on the same but it’s on a whole new level having a video demonstrating how the same can be done and helps to kind of visualise the same,” said Evans Kiprotich a student.
The course was conducted in two parts 5G technology and trends; and 5G use cases and business models.
“Training the group of university students from Kenya this week has been a pleasure, they have been thoroughly engaged and eager to delve deeply into the understanding of 5G,” trainer Ding Yajie noted.