In a significant move to advance 5G applications in the North Eastern Region, the North Eastern Council, in collaboration with the Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC), has launched a state-of-the-art 5G Experience Centre at Tech City, Guwahati.
What is the aim of the project?
According to a press statement, the initiative is part of a project executed by AMTRON, Government of Assam and is funded by the North Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER.
Assam Electronics Development Corporation Ltd. is among the first focused software services companies in North Eastern India and also being amongst the first to launch software products in 1989.
It aims to enhance skills and provide certification to candidates in various telecom industry roles through NCVET Certified Courses offered by TSSC. The courses are aligned with NCVET norms under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of India, and are available in digital format for online access.
During the event, the ‘Skill on Wheels’ project by TSSC was also flagged off, which is designed to foster skill development and offer exclusive insights into building sustainable businesses, focusing on areas such as business strategy, financial management, and customer outreach.
G. Kishan Reddy, MDoNER, Government of India said, “Based on this vision, North Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER has 100% funded the rolled out India’s first 5G Training Labs and 5G Health Use Case applications on a large scale across all 8 NE States. This project was executed by AMTRON in collaboration with various Government Agencies like the Ministry of DoNER, Department of Telecommunications, Telecom Sector Skill Council etc."
Reddy said the project was completed across all 8 States in a record time of around 75 days which is a record for any project of the North Eastern Council under the policy of “Act First & Fast For North East”.
The 5G Labs shall help the youth from the East to gain skills relevant in Industry 4.0 and take optimal advantage of the fruits of the knowledge economy which can help NE to improve many of its gaps in SDG 2030 Goals. TSSC (Telecom Sector Skill Council) also successfully imparted Master Trainers for 5G Labs," he added.
Arvind Bali, CEO, Telecom Sector Skill Council said “The unveiling of state-of-the-art 5G Experience centre at Tech City, Guwahati, is a significant milestone to increase the upskilling of North Eastern youth, it will also ensure livelihood enhancement for the local youth. This is in line with TSSC commitment to skilling youth of India in telecom job roles. We are thrilled to showcase this facility and demonstrate the immense potential it holds for the future."
What is TSSC?
The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC) is a leading, non-profit organization in the industry, dedicated to cultivating a highly skilled workforce for the telecom sector.
The organization is a collaboration between the Cellular Operators Association of India, India Cellular & Electronics Association and the National Skill Development Corporation under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Department of Telecommunications.
TSSC, which claims to have trained over a million individuals, has introduced several initiatives like a Digital Learning Platform and Telco Jobs to aid in candidate placement.
What does NEC do?
The North Eastern Council (NEC) is the central authority responsible for the economic and social advancement of the North Eastern Region, encompassing eight states: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.