Huawei Kenya concluded a week-long online training on 5G for over 240 university students from around the country as part of broader efforts to prepare the country to take advantage of this new transformative technology.
Many countries and economic blocks around the world have already launched 5G strategies and plans that have identified how important 5G will be to their economies in both creating jobs and creating economic output.
They have found that 5G has the ability to rapidly roll-out high speed connectivity for homes, businesses, schools and hospitals. It enables 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 lower carbon emissions per MB of data.
The course has greatly assisted the students in understanding 5G technology, from the perspective of technology, standards, regulation, policy, economy, society and environment.
The trainer for the course was Huawei global specialist Ding Yajie who was able to answer many of the student’s questions as well as ask them questions to test their understanding at the end of each session. Topics that Mr Ding covered included 5G architecture, different deployment scenarios, application uses and challenges.