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Nokia, AngloGold Ashanti Colombia conduct 5G underground mining trial

September 24, 2021

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Nokia and AngloGold Ashanti Colombia have conducted the first Colombian underground 5G mining trial in Jerico, Colombia. The trial examined four mining use cases in particular: Mission-critical communications, connectivity and remote teleoperation of vehicles, mining machinery and systems, and inspection and monitoring with drones and high-definition cameras.

Nokia stated in a press release that the trial was successful and “prove[d]it is possible to safely, sustainably and efficiently deploy multiple mining use cases over a private 5G SA industrial-grade network in a challenging underground environment.”

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