Broadband provider BT has announced it will build a private network at the north-eastern port of Tyne in Britain.
The port of Tyne says the network will help in its ambition to become a world-class ‘smart port’. The network, which will provide connectivity to the entire estate, will go live later this year.
BT will use Ericsson equipment to complete the installation. The port of Tyne says the 5G network will open up the potential for the development and implementation of emerging technologies such as robotics and autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
“We are delighted to be providing the Port of Tyne with a hybrid 4G and 5G Private Network and associated surveillance and smart technology, including IoT, that will make a huge difference for the port and its customers,” says Ashish Gupta, MD for corporate and public sector, at BT.