28 June 2023 – Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Telefónica today announced an alliance to accelerate digital transformation for enterprises in Latin America, working together to offer and deploy Nokia’s complete end-to-end portfolio of industrial-grade private wireless network & digitalization platform solutions.
The alliance will be focused on the most promising industries in the region including ports, mining, energy and manufacturing verticals in Hispanic America.
World leading industrial-grade Nokia private wireless network solutions provide a more pervasive broadband connectivity, with lower latency, greater predictability and higher security, than alternate solutions and are consistently being selected by several industries as the backbone for digital transformation projects.
Juan Vicente Martín, Director for B2B at Telefonica Movistar Empresas Hispanoamérica, said: “In this unprecedented alliance, the benefits of LTE & 5G private wireless will enable Industry 4.0 across industries. With our strategic partner Nokia, we provide the best connectivity, enable greater optimization of operations, achieving important productivity and efficiency rates and contributing to the digitalization of the industrial sectors throughout Latin America.”
Néstor González, Head of Customer Team for Telefonica Corporate, Nokia, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Telefonica, combining our leading Industrial-grade private wireless solutions with Telefónica Hispanoamérica’s growing B2B solutions and services footprint, to jointly reach a wide variety of enterprises and industries throughout the region. We are very excited to be at the forefront of digital transformation for enterprises in Latin America which have tremendous potential for productivity gains from Industry 4.0. We thank Telefónica Hispanoamérica for their confidence in Nokia and we are looking forward to jointly deploying many new networks”.
Nokia has deployed mission-critical networks to more than 2,600 leading enterprise customers in the transport, energy, large enterprise, manufacturing, webscale, and public sector segments around the globe. It has also extended its footprint to more than 595 private wireless customers worldwide across an array of industrial sectors and has been cited by numerous industry analysts as the leading provider of private wireless networking worldwide.
According to a recent survey by Nokia and GlobalData with 79 multinationals that have deployed Nokia industrial-grade private wireless solutions, nearly 80 percent of survey respondents expected to achieve ROI within six months of deployment.