As part of its CSR program, Nokia and IEEE Lebanon, an educational and scientific nonprofit organisation, have signed a MoU to collaborate on various projects and events to contribute to the development of ICT industry and university students in the country.
Lebanese mobile operator Alfa has sponsored the programmes to enable the collaboration to further support growth and advancement of the ICT industry in the country.
Nokia and IEEE aim to contribute to the development of the Lebanese telecommunications by modernising ‘hard infrastructure', such as the telecom network towers, and building fibre networks, and ‘soft infrastructure' such as imparting technical training to university students as well as young professionals. The companies will organise training, events, seminars, conferences at their company premises.
Key aspects include internship opportunities, expertise sharing, and events.
Roger Ghorayeb, Lebanon country senior officer, Nokia, said: "IEEE's vision of sharing the knowledge gained through its research for the society is similar to Nokia's vision of expanding the human possibilities of technologies. We are happy to join hands with IEEE to bridge the knowledge and competency gap for students and professionals by knowledge sharing and collaboration. We are confident that our collaboration with IEEE will further contribute to the development of the ICT industry in Lebanon."