Nokia to deploy LTE private network in Chilean port terminal


Tuesday, 28 March, 2023

Nokia to deploy LTE private network in Chilean port terminal

Nokia has announced that it will deploy the first industrial-grade LTE private network in a port terminal in Chile at San Antonio Terminal Internacional S.A. (STI). The 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, as well as improved network predictability in piers and yards.

STI is the main port terminal in Chile and one of the most important port terminals in South America. It is also the closest port to all the main cities in Chile and connected to many key production centres in Southern Chile. STI’s goal is to move towards becoming a digital port and the basis for this is to have a state-of-the-art, high-performance network for industrial use, which should allow transmission of data with higher quality, five times faster and with more reach. In this way, it will continue to optimise its operation and service, catching up with the main ports in the world.

The new private wireless network is set to securely connect hundreds of workers, sensors, equipment and vehicles across an area of 31 hectares using Nokia DAC — an innovative, high-performance, end-to-end private wireless network and edge computing platform 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. As the single supplier for the project, Nokia will also provide the RAN network, training, implementation services and remote support.

“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, Head of Enterprise for Latin America, Nokia. “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.”

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