Etisalat and Huawei partner for LTE programs

Programme aims to help develop skilled and accredited LTE professionals
(L-R) David Brennan with Alan Wang at the signing ceremony.
(L-R) David Brennan with Alan Wang at the signing ceremony.

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Etisalat Academy, the arm of Etisalat Group that provides telecoms training in the Middle East, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese vendor Huawei to introduce certified LTE programs in the region.

The aim of the program is to develop certified LTE professionals. The program will provide strategic and technical knowhow of the challenges faced in product areas of LTE for Etisalat and other operators in the Middle East.

“The signing of this agreement to deliver a certification in the leading-edge telecoms technology is exciting,” said Brennan. “This means that industry professionals can have access to the full spectrum of knowledge and skill on LTE and together with their organisations, be positioned to utilise the latest development on the technology curve. Etisalat Academy is delighted to achieve this outcome with our partner, Huawei, a global leading telecoms vendor.”

Wang said: “By developing programs tailored to suit the requirements and strengths of both organizations, this latest MoU will also set the foundation for supporting many more initiatives to come within the LTE space.”

The LTE Certification program consists of two stages: LTE-Associate and LTE-Professional. The 5 days LTE-Associate program offers insights into the main concepts and principles of LTE radio, transport, core networks and associated technologies.

The 10 days LTE-Professional course focuses on LTE network planning and analysis used in the dimensioning, optimisation diagnosis and fault locating. Both programs comprises of training and a certification exam.

The programs are based on the Huawei LTE platform and practical aspects include hands-on training on Huawei tools and equipment.

The Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) confirms that 174 firm commercial LTE network deployments are in progress or planned in 64 countries, including 28 networks that have been commercially launched. A further 63 operators in 21 additional countries are engaged in LTE technology trials, tests or studies.


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