The conditions in mines are extremely demanding in terms of network connections. Traditionally, mines have used radiophone-type solutions for communication and fixed fibre networks with Wi-Fi access points for data transmission. Private networks can be used to provide reliable, high-performance wireless connectivity for mines that enables further development of operations.

Wireless private networks can still handle voice connections conveniently with push-to-talk devices. In addition, the data connections of private networks enable, for example, reliable transfers of larger amounts of data required by remote-controlled or autonomous drill devices and dumpers. Large volumes of video images can also be easily transferred from one location to another. In addition, private networks enable the collection of data on various conditions, such as wall strength or vibration data, and material flows, with private networks also used to cover the operation of ventilation and pumping stations.

Pekka Koskinen
Business Development Manager