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Nokia, AngloGold Ashanti Colombia conduct 5G underground mining trial

September 24, 2021


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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