Turkey to train qualified human resources to build 5G technologies

Accelerating its efforts to become one of the first countries in the world to adopt 5G technology, Turkey pressed the button to train qualified human resources to build 5G technologies. While a significant success has been achieved by testing 5G test networks in 2020, it is aimed to complete the frequency tender in 2022 and to offer the first 5G signal to citizens in 2023.

In this context, young people studying at METU, Hacettepe and Bilkent Universities will be offered training opportunities with the professional guidance of mobile operators in order to train qualified human resources in 5G and beyond in the 5G Valley.

The Information Technologies and Communications Authority (BTK) took action to train qualified human resources to work in the development of 5G technologies, which will increase internet speed up to 100 times when it is used. In the announcement made by the institution, information was given about the new term applications of the “5G and Beyond Joint Graduate Support Program”.

While work continues rapidly in the 5G Valley to train qualified human resources on 5G and beyond, the 5G and Beyond Joint Graduate Support Program aims to train qualified human resources who will work on digital transformation as well as information, communication and communication technologies.


It is anticipated that qualified human resources that will receive training support within the scope of the program will play a critical role in the development of domestic and national products and technologies with high added value that will take place in Turkey and the world markets. In addition, it is aimed that the students to be supported within the scope of the program will develop sustainable competency on advanced communication technologies and produce outputs in various forms such as patents, projects and articles with their thesis studies.

Students accepted to the program will have the opportunity to develop themselves in 5G and beyond technologies with the professional guidance of mobile operators while continuing their graduate and doctoral studies in the field of 5G at METU, Hacettepe or Bilkent Universities.


Those who want to be included in the program must first be accepted to master’s or doctoral programs in the Departments of Electrical-Electronics and Computer Engineering at METU, Hacettepe and Bilkent Universities, and the application deadline for these individuals has been determined as 31 August.


With the transition to 5G, the electronic communication sector will almost jump in size in the current voice, data and image transmission. 5G technology will accelerate innovations in areas such as the internet of things, artificial intelligence, machine-to-machine communication (M2M), machine learning. With 5G, which has a more effective and powerful cybersecurity system, data analytics will gain more importance, and the importance of coding and design will increase. The use of autonomous vehicles will become widespread with instant communication capability.

Thanks to 5G technology, a doctor will be able to operate and treat a patient at the other end of the world, thanks to robots that can give instant commands. In addition, virtual reality applications will become part of routine life, live broadcast-quality will be 4K 8K video quality. 5G technology, which will enable the use of phones without a SIM card, will also add a new dimension to production and industry.


In the first generation of communication, which lasted until the nineties, only voice communication was possible. In the second generation, short messages, limited internet network and poor quality video communication started. In the third generation, besides voice and video communication, efforts were made to make the internet faster and higher quality. In the fourth generation, called 4G, it was possible to transmit 550-800 megabytes of data per second. In this generation, it was seen that the internet slowed down in a certain region, mostly due to increased communication.

The fifth-generation technology, known as 5G, serves more than the normal 6 gigahertz frequency band, while it has the capacity to send 10 gigabytes of data. The new technology will have a download speed of 20 gigabytes per second.

Source: Sabah / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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