In the latest 5G partnership with a focus on the potential of private networks, technological solutions provider Entel says it is set to accelerate the digital transformation of industry in Chile thanks to a new 5G standalone (SA) deal with Ericsson.
Entel Corp will integrate Ericsson’s Private 5G solution within its offering, and partner with communications service providers to deliver it. The deal, say the partners, is expected to revolutionise fifth generation networks in Chile and accelerate the nation’s digital transformation to industry 4.0.
5G SA networks are particularly suited to complex industrial environments, with the network’s fast data processing supporting business-critical applications that require ultra-short response times. Ericsson’s 5G SA networks are already being used on a global scale by different industries, ranging from mining and ports to automotive and agriculture.
Entel Corp segment customers will benefit from the use of high-speed mobile networks, as well as the ability to connect thousands of devices, with guaranteed quality of service, minimum delays, security and data reliability.
Ericsson and Entel have worked together to deploy 5G across Chile and have also carried out a dozen pilots. These pilots cover a range of industries including health (the first remote ultrasound), smart factories (remote controlled robotics), agricultural and forestry (drones with advanced analytics for real-time monitoring and information on the status of crops), and transport management.
Last month, Entel became the first operator in Chile to deliver 100% of the deployment of the first stage of its new 5G network nationwide.
This is not Ericsson’s first private 5G deployment in Lain America. In September we reported that Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate Nestlé had deployed a private 5G network in Mexico using the Ericsson Private 5G solution.