Verizon delivers 5G at the Port of Southampton in UK
Verizon has announced an agreement with Associated British Ports to deliver 5G at the Port of Southampton. This contract represents a milestone for the company, as it is the first private European deal for 5G.
The service will be delivered by Verizon alongside with Nokia at Southampton. This port will be the first in the UK with access to a private 5G network. The new platform will enable data communications between the East and the West docks to be consolidated onto a single network.
“Verizon’s private 5G is the foundation for a completely dedicated edge compute infrastructure, enabling ultra-low latency at the premise, higher levels of security and deeper customization for our partners. Along with Nokia, we have been able to equip ABP to take advantage of the immediate benefits private 5G offers, and most importantly prepare the Port of Southampton to take full advantage of new technology applications and real-time analytics which will digitally transform its services in the future,” said Tami Erwin, CEO, Verizon Business.