Vivo taps Nokia to provide private wireless services for Vale’s Carajas mine
The service will be part of an Industry 4.0 project by Vale to deploy autonomous drill platforms and trucks, Nokia said. The project will increase productivity at the mine and improve worker safety. The network will be also used for mine-wide communications between workers. Vale plans to expand the technology to other mines currently using older WiMax solutions.
Vale is operating 13 autonomous trucks on a WiMax network at its Brucutu mine in Minas Gerais, Brazil, with the intention to also replace it with a private LTE network for improved performance and reliability.