JOHANNESBURG - Huawei South Africa has launched a free 5G training course for ICT postgraduates at two Gauteng universities, with plans to expand the programme across the country.
The inaugural event kicked off at Wits University in Johannesburg and at the University of Pretoria (UP) this week. The course is part of Huawei’s ICT Talent Ecosystem programme, which aims to grow and support ICT skills training and skills transfer in South Africa, especially in the latest technologies of 5G, artificial intelligence, cloud and data services.
Huawei is widely acknowledged as the global leader in 5G technology, and is the only equipment provider with end-to-end 5G products and solutions, including 5G CPEs for commercial use and 5G smartphone devices.
5G is seen as the key technology of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), which is changing the way we live, work, play and consume services. The 4IR is a key focus for the future growth and development of South Africa’s economy.
Huawei Deputy CEO Kian Chen said research shows that 70% of all jobs are forecast to have an ICT component by 2020.