Finnish Port Deploys Private LTE Network
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | Comments

Nokia and Ukkoverkot are providing a private Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Finland’s port of HaminaKotka, allowing the internet of things (IoT) and digital processes, as well as providing mobile access to vital applications and information.

With the new connectivity, the harbor operator has seen improvements across multiple areas, from improved situational awareness of container handling to warehouse logistics to port security. The dedicated low-latency network enables wirelessly connected cameras on cranes to provide real-time video streaming and analytics, as well as business-critical connectivity for trucks, sensors and workers.

The deal with Steveco stems from the close partnership between Ukkoverkot, a provider of private LTE networks in Finland, and Nokia. The companies also announced a new strategic alliance to target more business among Finnish corporate customers.

Nokia and Ukkoverkot aim to help shape enterprise customer networks with state-of-the-art technology so businesses can fully embrace IoT, digitalization and intelligence for greater business efficiency, safety and agility.

"Previously, it was not possible to prove the condition in which containers arrived to, and departed from, the harbor,” said Niko Arola, terminal manager, Steveco. “Now we can, if needed, establish the status and state of incoming containers and insurance responsibility thanks to the cameras in the cranes. The connectivity also covers our terminals and the rest of the port area, enabling efficient communications for logistics and asset tracking."

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