MTS and Ericsson built the first dedicated commercial 5G-ready network in Yakutia

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MOSCOW, September 27. / TASS /. MTS and Ericsson have built the first dedicated commercial 5G-ready network in Russia for the largest Russian silver producer and one of the leading gold miners Polymetal. This was reported to TASS by the press service of MTS.

“MTS announces the completion of construction and the launch of pilot operation for Polymetal, one of the largest producers of gold and silver in the world, Russia's first commercial dedicated (Private Network) LTE / 5G-ready network at the Nezhdaninskoye gold deposit in the Republic Sakha (Yakutia) “, – the message says.

The company added that the network was built for the Yuzhno-Verkhoyansk Mining Company (part of Polymetal), it integrates dispatching systems for open pit mining, positioning and control of various objects – excavators, drilling rigs, measuring devices, monitoring systems for remote equipment and video monitoring …

The agreement on the construction of the network was signed in October 2020. A full range of turnkey works and services has been implemented within the framework of the project. At the first stage, a dedicated LTE / 5G-ready network using Ericsson solutions will operate in the LTE standard with the possibility of a quick transition to the 5G standard.

“I am sure that the competence and experience of MTS in the implementation of unique network and IT solutions, digitalization and automation of production processes will help our customers to increase the efficiency of their business and improve the working conditions of people,” said Georgy Dzhabiev, Director of the Sales Department of Digital Solutions of MTS. in the message.

Alexander Laguta, head of the department of information technologies and communications of the Yakutsk branch of Polymetal, noted that the network will increase the speed of transferring large amounts of data, as well as reduce the cost of maintaining the technological network.

“The specifics of the business of mining companies is working in difficult conditions in remote areas with limited cellular coverage. Dedicated networks with high speeds, high-quality data protection and efficient energy consumption allow implementing any, even the most demanding, scenarios using advanced virtualization technologies and artificial intelligence,” – said Alexander Romanov, Director of Technological Networks at Ericsson in Russia.

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