Gold Fields is undergoing a continual technology innovation process where mining is made safer, more efficient and more productive. Several years ago, Gold Fields implemented (in partnership with technology provider Challenge Networks), one of the world’s first private LTE networks at one of their Australian mine sites. Since that initial success, the LTE solution has continued to be expanded to several mines where LTE is now being deployed underground into what is believed to be the world’s largest underground implementation of private LTE.
This presentation, done jointly between Gold Fields and Challenge Networks will be a case study, where the solution will be discussed.
Rodney Nebe – Mine Superintendent — IT Senior Network Engineer, Gold Fields and Simon Lardner – CTO, Challenge Networks