Piraeus, Greece (PortSEurope) March 23, 2021 – Vodafone Greece has delivered a private mobile network to Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) and Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT), both operated by China’s COSCO Shipping Ports Limited. Since the acquisition by COSCO, the port has become the leading container port in the Mediterranean, functioning as a leading transshipment hub and a direct route for Chinese goods to enter European
markets. In an announcement, PPA said that it was the first time a business will utilize a mobile network purely for its own private use, laying the foundations for a fully digital hub of international shipping in the port. COSCO’s aim is to make Piraeus Container Terminal “the region’s most digital terminal and a vector of future applications”. The network serves data traffic and covers all Piraeus container terminals and piers, offering a guaranteed network capacity of 2.7Gbps, which supports the entire supply chain and daily port operations, such as loading and unloading, cargo storage, distribution and precision functions. The state-of-the-art 4G / LTE network includes unique innovations and can also support the use of NB-IoT technology, thus enabling installation of sensors and implementation of digital applications. It will provide a top level of technical security. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.
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