Ericsson launches 5G technology pilot for mining comms and remote control

23 July, 2015 - 10:03

"Ericsson is to launch a pilot project that will use 5G technology for communication and remote control operations. A collaboration between several Swedish companies, Ericsson believes that the project “is set to improve productivity and safety in the Swedish mining industry.” In the initial phase of the project, a 5G development system consisting of new and existing technologies will be utilised to remotely control a Volvo truck used for transporting ore in a mine operated by Boliden. Called the Pilot for Industrial Mobile Communication in Mining, the project is being undertaken as part of the 5G for Sweden program.

Launched by Ericsson in March this year, 5G for Sweden has quickly gained momentum. It gathers major industrial players, universities and research institutes with the aim of developing ICT solutions based on 5G standards. The mining industry pilot is a joint cooperation between Ericsson, ABB, Boliden, SICS Swedish ICT and Volvo Construction Equipment. ..."

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Eilert Johansson at SICS is leading the project.