The University of Sydney will host a Nokia 5G skills accelerator that, in part, aims to assist the growth of industrial IoT.

The accelerator will provide UTS students, academic staff, industry personnel and Nokia’s customers, business partners and employees with access to the very latest technologies, systems and training practices supporting the next generation of telecommunications, Nokia said in a statement.

More than 1000 industry personnel and academic students in fields such as electrical engineering and electrical engineering in telecommunications are expected to attend the accelerator in 2019.

“Australia will be among the world leaders in 5G adoption and can be a pacesetter in the development of new mission-critical services in areas like industrial IoT,” Nokia’s head of Oceania Zoltan Losteiner said.

“We need to accelerate the development of the right skills and knowledge to ensure Australia can reap the full benefits, and Nokia is proud to partner with UTS in this new national training facility.

“Nokia has a strategy, innovation engine and technology portfolio completely geared for 5G, and now we will build the local industry skills capacity to take Australia forward.”
The Nokia 5G Skills Accelerator at UTS builds on a memorandum of understanding focused on developing Australia’s 5G and IoT capability through industrial collaboration and advanced engineering projects.

Nokia and UTS have worked together for more than 15 years and UTS is a key member of Nokia's Australian graduate program.