The stage is already set for ICT students to show their proficiency in networking and research during an event slated to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the annual South African telecommunication Networks and Application Conference (SATNAC).
SATNAC, sponsored by Telekom South, provides students with an opportunity of interacting with key leaders in the telecommunications industry.
Students of ICT, science and engineering field will engage in a discussion targeted to finding solution for challenges facing the industry, said Telkom South Africa-Networking Infrastructure CEO, Alphonzo Samuel.
He further emphasised that the objective of SANTAC is to provide postgraduate students with a chance of networking with key leaders in the sector to show their research and nurture the successes for solution innovation gadgets.
The Centres of Excellence (CoE) have been founded in the nation at different universities making it the leading ICT research firm in the country with approximately more than 2400 Doctoral and masters graduates.
Last year, 53 bursars from Telkom South Africa conducted research across different Centres of Excellence leading to employment of 28 of these students. Currently, 40 Telkom bursars are conducting their research at the sixteen Centres of Excellence across the country.
Samuel further stated that postgraduate students will be the beneficiaries of the COE programme to ensure they are absorbed in the local market other than living the country.
SATNAC will give students an opportunity of presenting their projects. Those from the 16 Telkom Centres of Excellence and several postgraduate have confirmed to show their research projects that they are working on to make finer changes before the event.
Telkom Group is a wireline and wireless telecommunications service provider in South Africa. It serves approximately close to 38 countries across Africa.
The registration is online at Satnac.org.za. The event will be held from September 2 to 5 at Fancourt, George in the Western Cape.