Speedcast Deploys Nokia Private Wireless Network for Enterprise Customers
Speedcast has reached a long-term agreement with Nokia to deploy Nokia’s private wireless network for its mining and energy enterprise customers. By integrating the Nokia Industrial Private LTE 4.9G network, Speedcast will provide remote backhaul, data, and voice connectivity to enterprise customers, covering areas up to a radius of 30 km and supporting hundreds of users from a single cell. Speedcast said the network will also support critical, high-bandwidth applications with low latency requirements.
Speedcast said in a Tuesday release that combining the power of the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud with Speedcast’s satellite connectivity will increase the reach of the Speedcast IoT portfolio, the Speedtalk voice app, and IPTV (Internet Protocol Television).
Speedcast CTO Chris Hill the low latency and reliability of the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud is critical for remote communications.
“Bringing this technology to our customers’ remote sites will enable the use of bandwidth-intensive and low-latency solutions such as CCTV video analytics, drone surveillance, and personnel push to video applications. This is a game-changer for customers who need to keep personnel safe and operations running efficiently in hard-to-reach locations such as the Energy and Mining sectors,” Hill commented in the release.