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Exhibitor Profile: Nokia

Posted on May 21st, 2021 in BLOG

Joining more than 80 of Australia’s leading Mining, Equipment and Technology Services (METS) companies at Austmine 2021 is world leading communications and technology company, Nokia.

Experts from Nokia will showcase 4.9G/LTE and 5G private wireless network solutions and demonstrate how it is powering connected digital mines at the Austmine 2021 Conference and Exhibition in Perth from 25-27 May.

Digital transformation and automation are delivering significant rewards for mining companies, and the company is looking forward to showcasing this on the exhibition floor.

“Advances in the industrial internet of things, artificial intelligence, machine learning and augmented and virtual reality make it possible to improve decision making, drive autonomous trucks, track assets and monitor operations to ensure safe conditions,” a Nokia spokesperson said.

“The need to constantly reinvent operation to optimise safety, sustainability and efficiency has made the case for digitalisation and automation in the industry more compelling than ever before.

“Investment in these advanced technologies space has sharply increased over recent year, putting mining at the cutting edge of industrial innovation and transformation.”

Nokia has highlighted mining as a volatile business of which shareholder expectations are high and maintaining investor credibility is key.

High labour operating costs puts pressure on workforce productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. Mining environments are often remote and challenging, relying on mining organisation to protect terrain and keep the workforce safe and healthy.

“Pervasive and reliable wireless voice and data connectivity is the key to making mining automation work.  It enhances critical communications and enables new smart mining applications that can optimize operations.”

“Many mine sites are currently held back by aging communications infrastructures that lack the robust capacity, reliability, security or mobility to support the innovation and transformation that automated mining operations demand. This is a huge challenge for the industry.”

“The major advantage of deploying private wireless is that only one network is needed for all your digital applications. One single infrastructure enables fast, reliable and secure data, low-latency remote control, mission-critical push-to-talk and push-to-video communications, as well as real-time video transmission.

“5G will add even more capabilities. Private 5G provides the massive scalability needed to connect all people and critical applications, from pit to port. Its ultra-reliability and security enables even more use cases, like more bandwidth for (ultra) high-definition video services and the even lower latency needed for the real-time, remote control of robots and drones.

“Today, Nokia 4.9G/LTE and 5G private wireless solutions are deployed by more than 290 customers from different industries. More than 35 mine companies are testing, trialling and operating our networks at more than 60 mine sites, across every continent, above and underground.”

With a sharp focus on technology, exhibiting companies are showcasing solutions that will digitally transform operations, enhance decision making through AI, improve safety through automation, and manage and track a remote workforce.

For more information visit www.austmineconference.com.au.