Shaw Business announced the deployment of Private LTE network for mining systems for Teck Resources in Canada — in partnership with Nokia.
The 5G-ready Private LTE network – using Shaw’s licensed spectrum — will be providing better coverage and connectivity at Teck’s Elkview operations in British Columbia, says Jeffrey Maddox, president, Nokia Canada.
Western Canada’s first Private LTE network for mining systems will support the deployment of Teck’s RACE21 program designed to transform how the company mines by harnessing technology and innovation.
This Private LTE network will help Teck deliver significant value and efficiencies at their Elkview Operations. Teck is also looking at opportunities for using 5G-ready Private LTE network technology at other operations.
“Teck’s RACE21 program aims to reduce operating costs and significantly improve safety, sustainability and productivity at our operations, and improving network infrastructure will support achieving those goals,” said Andrew Milner, chief transformation officer of Teck.
Shaw Business’s technical staff built the Private LTE network that provides the coverage, mobility, security, and reliability required to optimize the modern digital mine. The network is based upon Nokia’s Private Wireless solution.
“We were able to combine our spectrum assets with our deep industry knowledge and sector expertise to help Teck boost productivity, efficiency, and improve safety while transforming their network infrastructure to deliver significant operational value,” Katherine Emberly, president, Business, Shaw Communications, said.