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Two Cat 793 trucks haul equipped with BreadCrumbs haul ore at Fort Knox Mine.

Rajant offers connectivity for every mine

Kinetic Mesh tech delivers reliable, fast, and scalable network solutions to modern digital mines of all sizes. From giant equipment autonomously digging ore at global-scale copper mines to industrial... — Updated 6/27/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Ericsson Private 5G Industry 4.0 digital transformation telecommunications

Smart mines have a private 5G connection

Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company Ericsson has launched Ericsson Private 5G, a next-generation private cellular 4G and 5G network tailored to drive the Industry 4.0 digital... — Updated 6/8/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
A mineshaft being outlined with a digital rendering.

Ericsson and Becker partner on mining 5G

Seeking to unearth the future of smart mining, Swedish telecom giant Ericsson has partnered with Becker Mining Systems AG to distribute private 5G networks at global operations. According to a recent... — Updated 11/1/2022

Two enormous autonomous Cat trucks haul ore at a mine.

Robust autonomous mine network alliance

FTP Solutions and Rajant team up to deliver reliable autonomous mine network solution Rajant Corp., a global leader in industrial-grade broadband communications technology, has teamed up with FTP... — Updated 9/13/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Komatsu's cabless haul truck, the FrontRunner AHS on display.

Rajant wireless tech for Komatsu haul trucks

Rajant Corp's Kinetic Mesh networks have recently been certified to provide the reliable connection needed for both Komatsu's FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage Solution and Epiroc's semi-autonomous and... — Updated 8/2/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Nokia SA 5G industrial-grade wireless network mining underground remote map

Nokia private network for Chile copper mine

Telecommunications giant Nokia has deployed an industrial-grade private wireless network with Antofagasta Minerals for Minera Centinela to support secure and reliable operations at its copper mine in... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
University of Sydney Wifi wireless technology underground mining long range

Australia reinvents wireless fidelity systems

Researchers at the University of Sydney have been working toward a new method of telecommunications with a safe and cost-effective technology that could be a wireless internet game-changer for connecting m... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Sandvik Nokia 5G underground mining VTT NGMining project research pilot

Finnish 5G research collaboration kicks off

Following last year's announcement of Nokia's 5G standalone private wireless networks, Nokia and early collaborator Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology have announced a partnership with VTT Technical... — Updated 7/12/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Epiroc Ericsson AT&T Ambra Solutions telecommunications digitalization mining

Connecting mines to the digital world

In a recent webinar hosted by Ericsson, industry leaders from AT&T, Epiroc, and Ambra Solutions met to discuss the global impact and direction of connectivity for the mining industry. This fireside chat,... — Updated 7/10/2022

Shaw Business Nokia 5G ready LTE Network Teck Resources smart mine

5G-ready network installed at Teck mine

Shaw, a leading Canadian telecommunications company, and Nokia have deployed Western Canada's first-ever industrial-grade private LTE network at Teck Resources Ltd.'s Elkview steelmaking coal mine in... — Updated 7/10/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
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Nokia presents 5G with Sandvik Mining

With the announcement of Nokia's 5G standalone private wireless networks, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology have opted to employ Nokia's 5G SA private network at its Tampere test mine in Finland. Utilizin... — Updated 7/10/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Internet of things iot mining connectivity digital connected devises Inmarsat

Challenges of connecting mining to IoT

With hopes of improving efficiency, safety and profits, the vast majority of mining companies around the globe are incorporating internet of things technologies into their operations, according to a study... — Updated 7/10/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
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5G to enable next gen of industrial IoT

Internet of Things (IoT) devices, machine learning and automated equipment being implemented to facilitate smooth operations in mining and other industrial sectors will see new ease of use with the latest... — Updated 7/10/2022

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
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Smart mining begins with communications

High-speed networking and interconnected devices, which form a unified whole, are opening a new realm of possibilities for consumer and company alike. As the world continues to become more digitally... — Updated 7/1/2022


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