Telefónica and Nokia are collaborating, in order to deploy the latter’s “end-to-end portfolio of industrial grade private wireless network and digitalisation platform solutions” in Latin America.

The companies have said that they will be focussing on the most “promising” industries in the region, including ports, mining, energy and manufacturing.

Discussing the reasoning behind the move, a spokesperson said: “World leading industrial-grade Nokia private wireless network solutions provide a more pervasive broadband connectivity. [This includes] lower latency, greater predictability and higher security.

“They are consistently being selected by industries as the backbone for digital transformation projects.”

Director of B2B at Telefónica, Juan Vicente Martín, said: “In this unprecedented alliance, the benefits of LTE and 5G private wireless will enable Industry 4.0 across industries. With our strategic partner Nokia, we provide the best connectivity, enabling greater optimisation of operations and achieving important productivity and efficiency rates.”

According to figures released by the company, Nokia has deployed more than 595 private wireless networks worldwide, across a variety of industrial sectors.

Author: Philip Mason