Nokia deploys private wireless network in Tacoma

Nokia deploys private wireless network for Husky Terminal and Stevedoring

Nokia has announced the deployment of a private wireless network for Husky Terminal and Stevedoring, a terminal operator and stevedoring firm based in Tacoma, Washington.

The private 4.9G/LTE wireless network was established by Nokia to enable Husky Terminal’s upgrading to a cloud-based terminal operating system (TOS), allowing the corporation to control and coordinate terminal operations from anywhere.

Coverage was accomplished by putting six 4.9G/LTE antennas at four access point sites, rather than the 39 Wi-Fi access points required to cover the same area, reducing the amount of fibre required at the site as well as other operational costs.

As a result, Husky Terminal is now able to watch the actions of approximately 40 yard trucks that are now connected. It is also looking on use cases that will employ private WiFi to improve operations for its customers and teams.

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Philip Styf, Director of IT, Husky Terminal, said: “The deployment of Nokia private LTE was a significant milestone for us at the Port of Tacoma and has exceeded our expectations.

“The regular disconnections and packet loss that we experienced over Wi-Fi, that created downtime and impacted productivity, are now a thing of the past.

“With reliability no longer a concern, we’ve moved from firefighting mode to focusing on the strategic use cases that will further enhance operations for our customers as well as our teams working at the port.”

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David de Lancelloti, VP, Enterprise Campus Edge Business at Nokia, stated: “Industrial-grade Nokia Private Wireless networks are the cornerstone of the digital transformation journey at ports.

“We worked in close collaboration with Husky Terminal to design and deliver a private 4.9G/LTE network that satisfied their need for robust reliable connectivity. The industrial-grade Nokia DAC digitalisation platform will be critical as Husky Terminal evolves its modernisation plans at the Port of Tacoma.”

In May 2023, Nokia and Claro Colombia announced the deployment of an industrial-grade private 4.9G wireless network and edge computing solution at Sociedad Portuaria Puerto Bahía in Cartagena, Colombia.


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