Nokia Networks has executed a contract to build a private LTE network for an Australian onshore oil producer.
The company teamed up with Challenge Networks to deploy a network for Beach Energy consisting of multiple LTE base stations in the remote Cooper Basin area.
With the deployment Beach Energy has become one of the earliest adopters of private LTE networks for remote areas among companies in the oil and gas sector.
Challenge Networks specializes in delivering private LTE networks for customers. The company's director Simon Lardner commented that the turnkey deployment was conducted in less than eight weeks.
“In addition to highlighting our capabilities in deploying private LTE networks, this project is a strong reiteration of our commitment to empower one of the core sectors of the Australian economy with our radio technology,” Nokia head of Singapore, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand Ray Owen said.
“It also underlines our focus on fostering and developing robust solution partnerships with an extensive ecosystem of partners like Challenge Networks, which has the complementary strengths and local knowledge to provide solutions perfectly tailored to customer requirements.”