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The long march of mobile progress

August 5th, 2019

It has historically taken about 20 years for each mobile generation to reach its peak usage while a new generation has been introduced on average every 10 years.

This means some areas are served by several generations of mobile system from 2G through to 5G.

Therefore, mobile system technicians need an appreciation of the operation and features of all current generations.

Also, understanding how mobile systems have evolved towards the latest 5G systems gives a deeper insight into how maximum capacity and speeds are achieved in cellular networks.

This is the approach taken in the PTT course “Introduction to mobile systems” and its new companion course “Mobile radio communications“.


The evolution of mobile systems to 5G

June 10th, 2019

The high speeds and low latency offered by 5G has been in the news recently with the launch of the first 5G mobile services in the UK. The improvements offered by 5G have been built on years of technological development as mobile systems have evolved.

PTT updated online course “Introduction to mobile systems” provides an overview of mobile communications and reveals how mobile systems have evolved to meet users’ expectations for high speed access to online services while on the move.

The course is suitable for those joining the mobile sector in a technical role and for experienced engineers who want a refresher to update their knowledge of the systems they work with.


Blended learning for ICT apprenticeships white paper

May 20th, 2019

According to a recent study, a significant majority of firms in the UK think they will experience shortages of technology talent. Apprenticeships provide one way of ensuring an organisation’s skills requirements are met.

The use of e-learning within apprenticeship programme has many advantages including flexible delivery, reduced costs and a consistent training quality.
A blended learning approach that supplements e-learning with regular attendance of tutor-led sessions provides a structure that ensures all participants are fully engaged with the learning process.

PTT has published a white paper that discusses the advantages of a structured blended learning programme for ICT apprenticeships based on insights gained from PTT’s involvement in their delivery.
A case study of an apprenticeship programme delivered by the training provider QA in partnership with PTT for a global mobile operator is included.
Download the “Blended learning in ICT apprenticeships” white paper from here >>