Claro and Nokia to supply private wireless network to Gold Fields

Nokia is partnering with Claro Chile to equip the new Gold Fields Salares Norte mine with a high-performance private wireless network.
Claro 4G to go live this month
The solution will support the automation of mining operations by using different applications, such as remote-controlled trucks, excavators, drills and, in the future, drones.

The network will connect 150 sensors for operational processes, monitoring and accident prevention in addition to 72 connected vehicles and machines. Nokia and Claro will provide professional services such as network design, testing and deployment, said Francisco Guzman, Director of Claro.

Nokia has over 260 enterprise customers and more than 40 mines are powered by Nokia’s private LTE / 4.9G and 5G networks.