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Finnish 5G research collaboration kicks off

Nokia, Sandvik pair with VTT to advance underground mines Metal Tech News - August 18, 2021


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 12:40pm

Sandvik Nokia 5G underground mining VTT NGMining project research pilot

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology

Sandvik has been testing Nokia's private 5G standalone network since July last year, by conducting research on 5G connectivity use cases at its state-of-the-art test mine in Tempere, Finland.

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 Research Centre of Finland to start a research project focusing on 5G-powered underground mining technology.

Aptly called Next Generation Mining (NGMining), the partners say the new project will bri...

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