Nokia brings 4.9G LTE connectivity to major Chilean port

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Nokia has expanded the coverage of its industry-grade LTE private network in South America with a new deployment at a major port in San Antonio, Chile.

The new wireless network at Port San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI) runs on Nokia’s Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform.

It will provide 4.9G LTE connectivity to hundreds of employees, sensors, and vehicles in deployment at the 31-hectare site.

Nokia claims the network delivers high-bandwidth and low-latency connectivity whilst prioritising security.

“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,” said Marcelo Entreconti, Nokia’s head of enterprise for Latin America.

The network will support both remote and autonomous crane operations with edge computing across the site’s piers and yards.

Port San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI) is one of South America’s busiest ports and the primary terminal for Chile. It serves as a key connecting point between many of the production hubs operating in Southern Chile and the rest of the country.

Nokia says that STI is attempting to modernise its services and become a leading digital port.

Entreconti added: “With this project, STI takes an important step in its digitalisation journey, improving safety and productivity with a future-ready platform also capable of supporting digitalisation and automation use cases.”

The partnership with STI is the next step in Nokia’s recent drive to bring private wireless network upgrades to South America.

In September, the telco collaborated with electronics company Flex Brazil to bring 5G standalone networking and Industry 4.0 advantages to its manufacturing facilities across Brazil.

Earlier in the same month, Nokia partnered with AT&T to bring 4.9G LTE connectivity to a major port in Mexico.

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