Telefonica-owned business-focused company Movistar Empresas and Nokia have announced a strategic alliance to accelerate the digital transformation of companies in the Latin American region through the development of industrial IoT networks.
The alliance will focus on the sectors with the greatest potential in the region, including ports and mining.
Movistar Empresas currently has 5.3 million IoT connections and leads the market in the region with managed IoT solutions in the industrial sector. According to the Mundo en Linea news service, it has implemented 19 projects in mines, ports and manufacturing in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
Juan Vicente Martín, director of B2B at Telefónica Hispanoamérica, points out that his company and Nokia already have extensive experience in the development of IoT solutions at the regional level.
As you might expect, the partnership highlights the potential of IoT industrial networks to collect, monitor and analyse key data to boost the digital transformation of businesses, as well, of course, as driving Industry 4.0.
These private networks will, the partners say, allow companies to automate and optimize automatic logistics processes, which will generate operational efficiencies, increased productivity and cost reduction, while improving the quality of their products and services.
In addition, they will contribute to making production lines more flexible, as well as permitting better control and remote management of heavy machinery and accident prevention. Sustainability will also benefit, the partners suggest, through the measurement and monitoring of assets in production areas.