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National Apprenticeship Week 2021

February 8th, 2021

The National Apprenticeship Week between the 8th and 14th of February 2021 aims to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships provide the foundations for a rewarding career and help businesses build for the future.

PTT is proud to be at the forefront of using the online delivery of knowledge to support digital apprenticeships ensuring they continue in a covid-secure way while maintaining and enhancing the quality of apprenticeship delivery.

More on PTT’s online support of apprenticeships >>


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.