THE NETWORK , ALREADY IN OPERATION AFTER BEING DEPLOYED IN A RECORD FOUR MONTHS FOR MINERA CENTINELA , WILL INITIALLY CONNECT A FLEET OF AUTONOMOUS TRUCKS .
The network , already in operation after being deployed in a record four months for Minera Centinela , will initially connect a fleet of autonomous trucks . Going forward it will support a wide array of operations as part of a five-year digitalization plan which aims to transform the mining sector , while enabling safer and more efficient operations .
Nokia designed and deployed the industrial-grade private 4.9G / LTE solution , including Nokia AirScale radio equipment , mobile packet core , IP / MPLS service aggregation routers , and Wavence microwave transmission .
Gino Ivani , Technology Manager for Antofagasta Minerals , said : “ We are transforming the way mining is done . We want to deliver excellence in everything we do , leveraging operational efficiencies to achieve the best results .
“ We are committed to sustainable mining and to providing the safest and most efficient facilities . We are very pleased to leverage Nokia industrial-grade private wireless solutions and its experience in mining automation to support our efforts .”
Nokia has announced that it 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 Chile . The network will allow the mining group to accelerate its Digital Transformation .
Nokia industrial-grade private wireless provides the high capacity and low latency required for enterprises , such as mining companies , to reliably and securely connect a variety of sensors , devices , equipment and vehicles , above and underground .
Leonardo Serra , Corporate Head of IT Projects at Antofagasta Minerals , said : “ Copper is critical for the delivery of clean energy and consequently to reduce emissions . As demand for copper increases , we are deploying technology innovations , such as Nokia private wireless connectivity , allowing us to enhance productivity in a smart and sustainable way .”
A Nokia-sponsored IDC infobrief revealed that safety is a key consideration when identifying initiatives for transformation , and that sustainability tops miners ’ strategic objectives . The report quotes IDC ’ s 2021
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