CETIN Hungary Zrt. and the István Széchenyi University of Győr have signed a strategiccooperation agreement. As part of a complex partnership, CETIN will donate mobilecommunication equipment to the university so that students can get to know andexperiment with today's mobile telecommunications equipment and will participate in thetheoretical and practical education of telecommunications and information technology atthe university. The company and the university are also planning joint R&D projects forthe innovative use of mobile communications networks: under the agreement, the partieswill cooperate in the development of mobile networks, 5G networks and 5G-basedservices.
The Digital Development Center (DDC), established by the University in 2020, operates as anintegrated competency center for general digitization and 5G development tasks. The DDCaims to support the interdisciplinary industry sharing, use and socialization of digitization and5G networks, building on the university’s telecommunications and IT knowledge base andinvolving external experts and ICT businesses. CETIN Hungary and DDC are cooperating todevelop joint research, development, and innovation projects in the fields of 5G measurementtechnology, telecommunication solutions pilot projects and artificial intelligence-based securitysolutions.
"As a neutral, integrated infrastructure provider, CETIN Hungary attaches great importance onour close cooperation and partnership with István Széchenyi University," said Zsolt Kozma,Regulatory Affairs and PR Director of CETIN Hungary Zrt. “We are honored to take thispartnership to a new level: we are delighted to be involved in the University’s educationalactivities so that students can gain hands-on experience also with state-of-the-art, 5G-basedsolutions and then utilize this knowledge in joint research and development projects. "
Within the framework of the cooperation, CETIN participates in the training of theundergraduate and master's students of the University, and in the expansion of their practicalknowledge in the field of mobile telecommunications. The independent, integratedtelecommunications infrastructure provider will donate hardware network elements to theUniversity for research and student projects to develop the test lab. Students can also apply forinternships and entry-level positions.
At the same time as signing the strategic cooperation, CETIN donated base station controllersand active base station and transmission technology elements suitable for the creation of aclosed base station for educational and experimental purposes to István Széchenyi University,so that students can see up close the technical background of one of the nation’s key radio andtransmission technology networks. Moreover, as a simulation of live operation, they can evenparticipate in the development and testing of base stations, from design to implementation.
“We place great emphasis on providing our students with practical training that meets theneeds of the market, enabling them to cope in the dynamically developing telecommunicationsindustry, both domestically and internationally. This current cooperation agreement withCETIN Hungary further strengthens our ambition, making the diploma obtained at ourinstitution even more valuable,” said István Drotár, head of the Digital Development Center(DDC) at the István Széchenyi University.
Győr is one of the country's R&D centers in terms of technological knowledge and resources.In addition to the István Széchenyi University, due to the presence of many large companiesand industrial players, many opportunities support the birth and implementation of new ideas.