MTS and Ericsson Announce Deployment of 5G Compatible Private Network for Severstal
According to the signed agreement, MTS will build for Karelsky Okatysh in the territory of the quarries and production facilities of the Republic of Karelia a dedicated LTE / 5G compatible network for sending voice and video communication systems, positioning and surveillance video of transportation and mining equipment. , as well as emergency notification and operational management of the production complex. The launch of the network is scheduled for April 2022. For the second stage of the project, it is planned to modernize automation solutions for the extraction, transport and ore processing processes, as well as solutions for collecting, processing. , storage and visualization of data.
The network will be built on the Ericsson Dedicated Networks solution, which includes the cloud-based packet core of the Ericsson carrier-class network. For the first stage of the project, the network will operate according to the LTE standard with the possibility of a smooth and fast upgrade to 5G.
Georgy Dzhabiev, Director of Digital Solutions, MTS, said: “Over the past two years, our company has implemented many dedicated network pilot projects with leading companies in Russia, signed several contracts with customers and launched the first the country’s dedicated sales network. Today, we see a strong demand for our solutions in the mining, metallurgical, energy and transportation sectors, as a reliable and high-speed dedicated network forms the basis of the infrastructure for the digitization and automation of critical operations. in large areas and on difficult terrain. A dedicated network being created for the Karelsky Okatysh plant will combine communication, monitoring and dispatch systems with the company’s IT infrastructure, which will improve the efficiency of the management of the equipment fleet. transport and mining of the quarry and, in the future, will automate a number of production processes ”. Vladimir Lyushenko, Head of Digital Technologies, Iron Ore Asset Development Department, Severstal, said: “The introduction of a dedicated LTE / 5G network is an important and anticipated project for the Karelsky Okatysh site. The existing industrial Wi-Fi network in the quarries is operating at the limit of its capacities; the network does not meet the new requirements for the implementation of projects. In addition, in a mining company, Wi-Fi technology loses to LTE / 5G compatible technologies in terms of network technical characteristics, obtaining additional services and overall efficiency of investments. With the implementation of the LTE / 5G-ready network, we expect a significant improvement in the quality of the shipment control systems and an optimization of the surface transport work, and as a result, an increase in the production efficiency in surface mines. The LTE / 5G-ready network will enable more efficient implementation of projects in the field of industrial automation, video analysis and personnel locating, as well as fast data collection and voice transmission and secured ”.
Alexander Romanov, Director of Dedicated Networks, Ericsson Russia, said: “The mining sector is transforming into a high-tech industry that uses innovative solutions to improve operational efficiency in the context of the ongoing pandemic, ensuring the safety of people. people and improve respect for the environment. The automated mine concept and mine dispatch solutions require advanced infrastructure for the most demanding scenarios, with high quality data security and efficient power consumption. Various mobile access technologies have been tested globally; LTE / 5G dedicated network technology has proven its effectiveness and is widely used in the mining industry around the world ”.
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