Nokia today announced that Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology will deploy a Nokia 5G SA private wireless network at its test mine in Tampere, Finland.
Sandvik will use the 5G standalone (SA) network, based on Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC), to enhance communications and connectivity at the facility, where Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology tests, develops and prototypes mining solutions for its customers worldwide.
The network will enable voice and video communications in a mining setting. 5G capability will also be used for automated mining processes, enabling remote machine operations over 4K video links between deep underground and the surface control center.
“By deploying a Nokia 5G SA private wireless network with Nokia Digital Automation Cloud, we can trial and showcase an entirely new range of game-changing products and capabilities here in our Tampere test mine,” Patrick Murphy, president, Rock Drills and Technologies, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology said.