Nokia announced that it will deploy the LTE private network in a port terminal in Chile at San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI).
The private wireless network — based on the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform — will use 4.9G LTE to deliver pervasive high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity, and improved network predictability in piers and yards.
It will connect hundreds of workers, sensors, equipment and vehicles across an area of 31 hectares. Nokia, as the single supplier for this project, will also provide the RAN network, training, implementation services and remote support.
Nokia DAC, a private wireless network and edge computing platform, is designed to meet the mission-critical needs of asset-intensive industries such as port terminals. The platform will enable future use cases such as remote and autonomous crane operations within the piers and yards, as well as enable new capabilities at STI.
The goal of STI is to move towards becoming a digital port. The investment in a network for industrial use will allow transmission of data with higher quality, five times faster and with more reach.
Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2,200 enterprise customers in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, ports, webscale, and public sector segments.