Advanced digital communication networks are essential to meet the safety and efficiency demands of the mining industry.

The high-volume data generated in mining operations, including video and voice communications and vehicle telemetry, requires high-speed digital networks for increased productivity and cost optimisation.

Cable and optical fibre networks, as well as wireless communication, can be used for open-pit mining operations. Wireless communication plays a key role in meeting the challenges posed by the complexity and geographical constraints of underground operations.

Finding suppliers of communications systems and equipment

Mining Technology has listed the leading suppliers of communications systems, based on its intel, insights, and decades-long experience in the sector.

The list includes providers of radios and other communication equipment for surface and underground mining operations.

The information available in the download document is useful for mine owners and operators, procurement officers, engineers, and any other individual involved in the acquisition and maintenance of mining communications systems.

The download contains detailed information on the manufacturers and suppliers and their products and services, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decision.

Communications solutions for open-pit and underground mining

Communications products and services for the mining industry include:

  • Wearable devices for responding to underground miners during emergencies
  • Automated fleet data platforms
  • Sensors to monitor gas, oxygen (O₂), humidity and temperature
  • Mobile handheld tablet solutions and accessories
  • Telecommunications solutions
  • Handheld mining radios
  • Internet of Things (IoT) communication devices
  • Video surveillance solutions including CCTV
  • Wireless mesh communications
  • Long-term evolution (LTE) Network
  • Satellite communications
  • Automation and data analytics

Effective communication in mining

An effective communication system that connects the entire mine operations at a mine site from pit to port allows for reduced operating costs and optimisation.

High-performance communications such as 4G and 5G, in combination with advanced technologies such as automation and data analytics, help meet the demanding requirements of the mine of the future.

Monitoring the resources used and accurate measurement of the mining waste reduces the impact on the environment.

Two-way communication systems and tracking devices are used to track the location of underground miners to ensure the safety of personnel during incidents such as a mine collapse.

Sensors and devices to remotely monitor and control mining equipment allow mine operators to stay alert to machine breakdowns to minimise downtime and production issues.

Mobile Wi-Fi technology on mobile mining equipment reduces the occurrence of collision incidents.