Nokia announced that it will deploy the first industrial-grade long-term evolution (LTE) private network in a port terminal in Chile, at San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI).
The new private wireless network will be based on the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform and will use 4.9G LTE to deliver pervasive high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity, and improved network predictability in piers and yards.
Moreover, the purpose of this new network is to reliably and securely connect hundreds of workers, sensors, equipment and vehicles across an area of 310,000m². Nokia will also provide the RAN network, training, implementation services and remote support and will be the single supplier for this project.
Nokia DAC is a private wireless network and edge computing platform designed to meet the mission-critical needs of asset-intensive industries such as port terminals.
According to NOKIA, the platform is going to enable future use cases such as remote and autonomous crane operations within the piers and yards, as well as enable new capabilities at STI.
Marcelo Entreconti, head of enterprise for Latin America at Nokia, commented, "By deploying an industrial-grade private wireless network at San Antonio Terminal Internacional S.A. (STI), the port will have a robust, secure and predictable wireless connectivity platform."
He added, "With this project, STI takes an important step in its digitalization journey, improving safety and productivity with a future-ready platform also capable of supporting digitalization and automation use cases."