5G offers low latency high-speed data transfers along with higher levels of reliability due to reduced network congestion.
All of which help mines to resolve their connectivity issues and transform their operations, enabling the implementation of effective use cases such as real time operational data analysis, automation and Occupational Health and Safety solutions enabling a safer mine.
This is according to Kgosi Moagi, the Head of ICT Solution Sales at MTN Business.
BusinessTech spoke to Moagi at the 2023 Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, where he discussed the advantages of 5G connectivity in mining.
Moagi explained that constant and reliable communication between personnel operating the mines, and machine-to-machine communication and information gathering, is essential to the mines’ current and future operational strategies.
Mines often struggle with connectivity, thus making it difficult to implement technology that assists with robotics and automation along with additional technologies associated with the fourth industrial revolution.
MTN Business offers the best solution to this obstacle – robust 5G connectivity that supports all the best modern mining solutions.
“The benefit of 5G is that it resolves the connectivity issue and has low latency, high speed, and no congestion,” said Moagi, with MTN already having seen many use cases that help businesses optimise their processes while also keeping their employees and equipment safe.
“For example, from a health and safety perspective, you can track where certain workers are, geofence specific areas to avoid, and implement vehicle collision prevention technology,” said Moagi.
“And the most exciting thing is that all of this can be managed in real-time from a remote environment, such as a control centre, with end-to-end visibility across your mining operation.”
MTN Business’s mining vertical
MTN has created a specific mining vertical within the IoT portfolio, which forms part of our Centre of Excellence division.
This dedicated team of specialists continuously evaluate trends impacting the mining sector whilst engaging our customers to ensure the solutions offered by MTN maximise value for the mining industry.
The company’s mining vertical includes a partner ecosystem comprising various services – including consultative services, digitisation enablement, and customised private 5G solutions.
“It really does enable the mining sector to transform its day-to-day operations to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase production,” said Moagi.
Contact MTN Business
“We have a mining vertical within the ICT practice with a skilled team that predominantly looks at how we can assist from a technology integration perspective,” said Moagi.
This specialised team will help to assess your business’s needs so you can experience the full benefits of 5G.
If you are interested in MTN Business’s 5G solutions – for mining or other industries – you can visit its website at the link below.