Intracom Telecom supplying wireless systems for mining operations in Africa

Intracom Telecom supplying wireless systems for mining operations in Africa

Intracom Telecom has announced the supply and deployment of its Fixed Wireless Access ecosystem , the WiBAS Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP) and the uniMS platform, by the operating company of one of the largest mines in the world, located in sub-Saharan Africa.

The use of high-frequency PtMP technology over the vast area of the mine is one of the many uses for this technology. Mining companies take advantage of the latest technology which ensures not only high capacity but also long range to cover large areas and connect with lightweight network assets the remote points to a central hub. The use of high frequencies is not any more constrained within the perimeter of urban areas. Intracom Telecom has been pioneering the use of its PtMP technology for open excavation mines in the African continent, foreseeing the need of a transmission technology that can transport bidirectional digital traffic at ultra-high speeds.

In the harsh environment of the mines, the state-of-the-art WiBAS technology is being used to provide high quality broadband services, and avoiding the cost and trouble from the use of cables. The WiBAS systems can be easily installed at any facility and be scaled to support larger coverage areas, with more devices and higher capacity when required.

Moreover, through uni|MS IoT control and management platform, the mines make efficient utilisation of their communication infrastructure. The sophisticated alarm flow coupled with key performance indicators, available on reports and graphs, elevate the Operators’ experience and ensure timely optimisations.

John Tenidis, Marketing Director of Wireless Network Systems in Intracom Telecom, stated: “We have been serving our customers in Africa for their needs to connect remote location in mines since 2011. We are very pleased to extend our cooperation with one of the biggest African mines so to provide modern communications to ground crews and machine operating personnel, while safeguarding and monitoring the perimeter of the mine”.


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