This trend is driven by the many benefits that private LTE offers, including improved coverage, higher capacity, and lower latency.
Private LTE also enables mining companies to build their own dedicated network infrastructure, which can be tailored to their specific needs. Due to the remote locations of mines, it is hard to secure technical resources to monitor and manage all the communication equipment. Therefore, many mining companies are choosing to partner with LTE network providers who can help them design, build, and operate their private LTE networks.
What are the benefits of private LTE for mining?
Private LTE offers a number of advantages for mining companies:
Private LTE networks can be designed to provide comprehensive coverage in open-pit mines where it might be difficult to provide proper coverage with traditional communication systems.
LTE networks are more reliable than traditional voice and data systems, which is critical for safety-critical applications in mines.
Private LTE networks can be less expensive to operate than traditional communication systems, especially when factoring in the cost of deploying and maintaining separate voice and data systems.
Private LTE networks ensure that your company data and processes are not open to those on public telecommunication networks.
LTE networks can be managed centrally, which makes it easier to add and remove users, as well as monitor network activity.
If you’re looking for a more reliable, secure, and cost-effective way to communicate in your mine, private LTE may be the right solution for you. Contact us to learn more