Nokia and Claro deploy private wireless network at Puerto Bahia

Nokia and Claro Colombia announced the deployment of a private 4.9G wireless network and edge computing solution at Sociedad Portuaria Puerto Bahia in Cartagena, Colombia.
Claro Brasil networkClaro Colombia will be using Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC), including the Nokia MX Industrial Edge, designed to meet the wireless connectivity and on-premises OT data processing needs of an array of industries such as port terminals, Carlos Zenteno, President of Claro Colombia, said.

The pervasive private wireless 4.9G network, powered by Claro Colombia, delivers high bandwidth and low latency and improves network predictability in piers and yards. It will reliably and securely connect hundreds of workers, sensors, equipment, vehicles and cargo.

Nokia DAC will be the key enabler of Puerto Bahia’s digital transformation journey, which will begin with automation in the hydrocarbons terminal area.

One of the use cases to be implemented is the tracking of up to 20,000 vehicles at peak capacity. Nokia DAC will provide connectivity between TOS (Terminal Operation Systems) and personnel, and between cranes in docks and yards to optimize operations, Osvaldo Di Campli, President Latin America, Nokia, said.

Rodrigo Torras, President of Puerto Bahia, said: “Our aim as a company is to implement technological tools that help us position ourselves as a Smart Port 4.0.”

Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2,600 leading enterprise customers in the transportation, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, web scale and public sector segments around the globe.