Safety and Automation in the Mining industry with 5G

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Jan Berglund, Sr. Director of Product and Solutions, Comba Telecom

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From time to time, we read news about fatal accidents in the mines. Many families have lost their loved ones in unfortunate incidents. While mining as such is exposed to the unpredictability of the elements, we should strive to minimize risks and adopt practices that ensure that those that carry out work in zones with higher risk can return home safely every day. Technology has today reached a stage where we automate some of the mining tasks and also allow the people operating the mining equipment to do so safely at distance from the risk zone. Remote operation allows miners to control the mining machines from a safe location rather than at a station where the ore is excavated. To realize this, a highly reliable wireless network must be built to connect the machines to the control room. 5G technology provides high bandwidth, low latency and most importantly high reliability to perform such operations remotely. Comba, in cooperation with Intel, has developed an end-to-end 5G private network mining solution, helping mining companies to improve safety and automation.  Presenter: Jan Berglund, Sr. Director of Product and Solutions, Comba Telecom

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