Tellabs taps Middle East 4G knowledge gap

Mobile backhaul provider Tellabs is hoping to tap the need for knowledge created by growing 4G deployments in the Middle East.
The firm is teaming with technical teaching company Spectrum Training to offer specialized courses on 2G, 3G and 4G networks to Middle East operators, as it looks to cash in on a wave of interest in, and deployments of, mobile broadband networks in the region.
Tarcisio Ribeiro, EMEA vice president at Tellabs, explains the partnership allows the firm to expand its local training and lab services at a time when the Middle East is “one of the fastest growing telecommunications markets in the world.”
Informa Telecoms & Media notes the Middle East is in the very early stages of LTE deployments, with operators still to make key decisions on devices and the spectrum they will use. Tellabs claims its training program can help operators cut deployment and operating costs, optimize current networks, and work out future funding plans.