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.
“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.