Broadband  |  2023-03-10

Comsol and Ericsson Partner to Accelerate Digital Transformation in South Africa’s Mining Sector

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Ericsson will provide Comsol with its Private 5G solution to expand enterprise business within South Africa’s mining industry

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed a reseller agreement with Comsol to provide the Ericsson Private 5G solution that will enable Comsol to expand its enterprise business within South Africa’s mining industry. With Ericsson’s high-end connectivity solution and Comsol’s expertise in mining and systems integration, this collaboration is set to help the nation’s mining industry improve worker safety, increase operational efficiency, and realize its sustainability goals.

Ericsson Private 5G is Ericsson’s next generation private network solution providing secure and reliable 4G and 5G connectivity through its single server dual mode core. Built for business operations, the solution comes pre-integrated to ensure rapid time to use and turning on advanced and intelligent operations in any environment.

Taking the nature of a reseller agreement, Comsol will receive the right to resell the high-speed wireless networking solution to customers across South Africa’s mining industry.

Helping the mining industry gain robust 4G/LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity, the solution will also help Comsol’s customers optimize and simplify business operations through data creation, collection, and analysis. This solution will enable Comsol to provide reliable and secure communication while connecting people, industrial sites, and devices.

Gary Woolley, Comsol Executive: Private Networks says: “As a leader of guaranteed, dedicated, high-speed, last mile connectivity in South Africa, we pride ourselves on exploring the best ubiquitous connectivity solutions to enhance our very own business as well as that of our customers. Being a highly efficient solution, we are confident Ericsson's Private 5G solution will drive digitalization and further enhance the low latency, high throughput network we offer, to increase operational efficiencies and develop safer work environments.”

Todd Ashton, Vice President and Head of Ericsson South and East Africa at Ericsson Middle East and Africa says: “We are thrilled to offer Comsol our pre-packaged and pre-integrated, private network solution, Ericsson Private 5G. With its reliable, fast, and secure connectivity, Comsol’s customers will have the platform to enable innovative smart solutions for better operational efficiency and safety. Installed in minimal time, Ericsson Private 5G offers Comsol the reliable and complete coverage on both indoor and outdoor sites.”