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To boldly go where no 4G has gone before

October 21st, 2020

Full moon

Nokia has been selected by NASA to deploy a space-hardened 4G wireless network on the moon. This forms part of the US space agency’s plans to establish a moon base which will act as a launch pad for trips to Mars.

The 4G mobile network will allow communications between astronauts and remote control of lunar rovers and other robotic devices.

Disappointedly for telecoms engineers with an ambition to travel, Nokia will not be asking for volunteers to take one large step for mankind. Instead, the equipment will be integrated into Intuitive Machine’s lunar lander and will self-configure upon deployment.

For a more down to earth perspective of mobile communications, PTT’s online courses “Introduction to mobile systems” and “Mobile radio communications” provide a journey through the principles and operation of mobile communications systems.


Achieving seamless online working

October 14th, 2020

Video conferencing

In the present environment, businesses rely even more on communications technology for day to day business activities and virtual meetings have become commonplace. But relying on the Internet can cause frustration with stuttering video, disjointed conversations and delayed online transactions.

Larger businesses achieve reliable and secure communications between sites and data centres by employing virtual private networks that offer the performance guarantees necessary for seamless online activities.

PTT’s online course “Introduction to wide area networks” discusses how such guarantees are provided and the choices business have for the most appropriate network technology.

The latest updated version of this course describes how wide area networks (WANs) have changed to reflect the increasing reliance on cloud services. The principles and benefits of software defined WANs (SD-WANs) are also discussed.
PTT’s “Introduction to wide area networks” can be studied on its own or as part of the “PTT Level 3 Certificate in Unified Communications” study programme.


COVID-secure apprenticeship delivery

September 1st, 2020

Ensuring apprenticeships can continue during the current pandemic in a COVID-secure way is critically important for young peoples’ future.
With that aim, the UK government is encouraging training providers to deliver training to apprentices remotely and via e-learning as far as is practicable.
PTT is already supporting the successful delivery of digital apprenticeships for companies in the ICT sector with our online courses and remote assessment tools.
We can support the delivery of apprenticeship that conform to standards such as Unified Communications Technician and Network Engineer.
We would welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how we can assist in adapting your apprenticeships for remote learning and assessment. Contact us here >>