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AT&T has added several Nokia offerings to the AT&T Private Cellular Networks offering. Those networks are expected to appeal to businesses with enterprise and industrial applications.

By establishing their own private cellular networks, businesses can gain a level of privacy, data control and performance, AT&T explains in a press release. A key use case for Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum is private networks that can leverage ubiquitous 4G LTE economies of scale.

The Nokia offerings that AT&T is adding to the AT&T Private Cellular Networks offering include the Digital Automation Cloud and Modular Private Wireless platforms.

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“There is reason to believe that ‘the fourth industrial revolution’ will remake industries and the economics of production,” Appledore Research Partner and Principal Grant Lenahan said in a press release. “Considering the majority of industrial site deployments will be based on private wireless, it’s prudent for communication service providers like AT&T to leverage Nokia’s proven private wireless solutions and vertical experience in the near future.”

This is the second announcement made this month by AT&T concerning on-premise private networks using CBRS. Last week, the carrier said that it will partner with Ericsson on those networks. AT&T Private Networks – which include Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) — will use Ericsson’s Industry Connect to integrate CBRS.

Private enterprise bidders were among the winners of CBRS spectrum in the recent FCC auction, including Deere & Company and Chevron.

Joan Engebretson contributed to this report.

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