The mining industry has been embracing new technologies as it strives to increase both production base and efficiency in tough economic markets. Many are turning to automation and remote operation technologies throughout their businesses such as, driverless trains and haul trucks, remotely operated plant, train loading and mine control. Others are turning to asset health technologies to optimise their business.
As these technologies are rolled out, the last mile wireless network that supports them has become a critical component. LTE offers a technology solution that is licensed, robust and carrier grade and that can handle not only these automation and asset health applications, but also many, if not all, of the existing legacy applications on a mining site such as push to talk voice, control systems and telemetry.
The full White Paper that provides an overview of LTE technology and investigates what challenges are presented to the roll out of LTE in a mining setting is now available to download.