“Networks are not sexy enough to attract future engineers”

SeiffertIn an interview at the World Mobile Congress, the president of the  Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), Grant Seiffert says that the industry is concerned about the diminishing interest in networking and about networking’s aging employee demographic . Everyone seems to be interested in making quick bucks in the “app” domain. TIA wants to discuss with universities and others to make network engineering exciting. Good luck – UWP is here to cheer you on!

Watch the whole interview on “Telecom TV” which also discusses the industry’s view on FCC releasing more spectrum.

About Jens Zander

Professor Jens Zander is professor in Radio Communication Systems at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He has been among the few in Swedens Ny Teknik magazine's annual list of influential people in ICT that have been given the epithet “Mobile Guru”. He is one of the leading researchers in mobile communication and is the Scientific director of the industry/academia collaboration center Wireless@KTH. His research group focuses on three main areas – the efficient and scalable use of the radio frequency spectrum, economic aspects of mobile systems and application and energy efficiency in future wireless infrastructures.
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One Response to “Networks are not sexy enough to attract future engineers”

  1. Miurell Tercero says:

    Young people today is distracted with a lot of new technology, they have learn that the things more fast and they want to see result fast. This “short term” culture have influence the way they think. For them develop “apps” seem to be a cooler work because you see the result quicker than work as an engineer shaping the tech of the future which take years of dedication and knowledge!

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