APM Terminals’ Yucatán terminal in Puerto Progreso, Mexico, has deployed a new LTE private wireless network system to provide high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity across the facility and improve network predictability in piers and yards.
The new wireless network, powered AT&T Mexico and leveraging the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) platform, will use 4.9G LTE to connect hundreds of workers, sensors, equipment, and vehicles across an area of 11.5 hectares.
The connectivity platform will help to power a virtualised Terminal Operation System and provide the infrastructure to enable future technologies such as remote and autonomous crane operations within the piers and yards.
APM Terminals Yucatán is the only container terminal in Puerto Progreso, a deep-water port and a key logistics location for the Yucatán peninsula and south-eastern Mexico, which is home to almost 13 million people.
“We are working with AT&T Mexico and Nokia because of their expertise and unique knowledge in the Mexican telecom market,” said Nathalie Rush, Managing Director of APM Terminals Yucatan.
“The signal strength has really exceeded our expectations so far. We can cover the entire port with the solution, reaching a radius of about 6 kilometres. This platform is already considered a reference for the rest of the terminals in the group.”