Computerworld: 5G to offer potential safety, productivity benefits for mining sector

13 December, 2016 - 17:34

"5G will help enable digitalised mines” – that is the essence of a new article from Computerworld Australia.

They have interviewed Peter de Bruin from Ericsson, one of the key figures involved in the PIMM project: 

"De Bruin was in Australia earlier this month to present at an invitation-only conference organised by the Swedish Embassy and Gavin Yates (former BHP Billiton vice-president of mine optimisation) that brought together representatives of the Australian mining industry and Swedish mining, transport and technology companies...

...The aim of PIMM is to explore potential productivity and safety benefits from rolling out 5G technologies in the mining sector, as well as the requirements for industrial use of 5G. There is as yet no formal 5G standard, and the work will contribute to its definition."

Read the full article here.