Nokia has announced its decision to launch a 5G certification programme (opens in new tab) to help professionals to understand the full potential of end-to-end 5G networks for businesses.
Nokia Bell Labs’ end-to-end 5G certification programme is designed specifically for business and technology professionals at communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises. The programme offers professionals in the technology industry two levels of certification: Associate and Professional. And the certifications cover everything from the basics of 5G networks to more complicated planning and design procedures.
Changing the communications landscape
Nokia hopes that businesses will benefit from faster adoption of 5G technologies, and have a significant competitor advantage if employees gain a greater understanding of 5G itself.
“5G is dramatically changing the communications landscape, providing the need for a broad, technical programme that provides professionals not only with a firm understanding of end-to-end 5G technologies, but also the skills to apply them effectively when creating network solutions in support of emerging business opportunities,” said Marcus Weldon, Nokia CTO and president of Nokia Bell Labs.
“As 5G investments are still in relatively early stages, we feel the timing of this end-to end 5G certification programme is ideal, ensuring the coming years of intense 5G activity have profound, positive impacts for consumers and industries alike.”
The programme will be launched at the end of February with the introduction of Nokia’s Associate-level certification and end-to-end 5G foundation course. The professional certifications will follow later in the year.
Nokia is driving a great deal of momentum surrounding 5G, with its end-to-end solutions, and the push to help qualify business professionals. Towards the end of last year, Nokia declared more than 2,000 5G patent families as essential for 5G. On top of this, the company announced that 60% of its 5G customers have selected more than just New Radio from its end-to-end portfolio.