South32 Digitises Cannington Through Telstra Partnership

Telstra has formed a partnership with South32 for a private 4G long term evolution (LTE) network at the company’s Cannington silver-lead underground mine in North West Queensland.

The network is set to drive improved safety, automation and mechanisation at the site and will connect staff to vehicles and sensors around the mine at all times.

Importantly, the high throughput and low latency offered by the system means that staff will be able to control critical equipment without interruption.