Sterlite Academy aims to create a certified talent pool of Smart Network professionals
Sterlite Academy will ensure high-rate of reliability and standardisation of optical fibre network deployment practices & processes, in line with global best practices
Sterlite Technologies Ltd.,which designs, builds and manages data networks for telecoms globally, today announced the launch of Sterlite Academy. Sterlite Academy aims at creating a skilled talent pool of Smart Network professionals in India to enable the creation of smart data networks for Digital India, Smart Cities and 4G rollout.
With rising data demand, a robust mobile backhaul network is very critical. In India, less than 20% of mobile tower sites have a robust fibre backbone as compared to 70-80% in the developed countries. Given the importance of this infrastructure, multiple Telcos are investing in fiberisation of backhaul networks. However, these network deployments are currently non-standardised and implemented through untrained resources. These result in poor deployment quality, very low reliability, low lifetime and high operating expenses.
To bring about a transformation in the creation of smarter networks, which have at least twice the lifetime of the current fibre networks, Sterlite Tech has launched Sterlite Academy that brings together its strong expertise in optical fibre network designing, building and management through global best practices and state-of-the-art research.
Highlighting the role Sterlite Academy will play in broadband deployment, Dr. Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Technologies, said, “Our close association with telecom operators has enabled us to understand their challenges for network deployment. For India to progress to a knowledge-based society, it is imperative that broadband penetration improves. A big challenge to this is the lack of skilled work force in creation of data infrastructure. This is acting as a roadblock for many mission critical projects in both, public and private sectors. We are happy to launch our Sterlite Academy, through which the industry can now look forward to gaining trained and certified professionals for their broadband infrastructure and fibre deployment projects.”
Sterlite Academy will enable the entire value chain involved in broadband network deployment to solve challenges of low lifetime and low reliability of currently deployed networks. This will help bring true broadband experience to India and transform everyday lives of the citizens through high-speed internet.
Sterlite Tech has strong expertise in managing very large-scale broadband network deployments in urban and rural areas through projects such as BharatNet, Network for Spectrum, Smart Cities, FTTH, 4G, among others. All the learning and global standards have been leveraged while structuring the curriculum.