Sterlite Technologies, which designs, builds and manages data networks for telecoms globally, on Monday launched the Sterlite Tech Academy to create a talented pool of network professionals who can handle smart data networks for 'Digital India', 'Smart Cities' and 4G rollout.
"We are happy to launch the Sterlite Tech Academy through which, the industry can now look forward to gain trained and certified professionals for their broadband infrastructure and fibre-deployment projects," said Anand Agarwal, CEO, Sterlite Technologies, in a statement.
In India, less than 20 per cent of mobile tower sites have a robust fibre backbone as compared to 70-80 per cent in the developed countries.
The academy will impart hands-on training and classroom sessions in optical fibre cable deployment.
It will enable the entire value chain involved in broadband network deployment to solve challenges of currently deployed networks.
"This will help bring true broadband experience in the country and transform lives of the citizens through high-speed internet," the company said.