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Nokia chases more industrial networks in LatAm, mining with Telefonica Peru

Private LTE has another solid use case to use as it tries to convince industrial customers that it is a viable platform on which to transform business operations. The latest example comes from Nokia and Telefonica Peru, who partnered to provide Minera Las Bambas with a network aimed at boosting productivity and improve worker safety. With Telefonica, Nokia is at least keeping the MNOs sweet. The next evolution of these industrial-type customers could cut the MNOs out entirely, by making use of unlicensed spectrum for LTE or 5G networks. Many of these deployments are located sufficiently far away from civilization to alleviate concerns about interference and noise, and the likes of Nokia could aggressively target such customers if their core…

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