Digital revolution accelerated in South Africa’s mining sector


Comsol and Ericsson

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – COMSOL and Ericsson have partnered to accelerate digital transformation in South Africa’s mining sector.

Ericsson will provide Comsol with its Private fifth-generation network (5G) solution to expand enterprise business within the industry.

This collaboration, agreed at the recent Mobile World Congress, is set to help South Africa’s mining industry improve worker safety, increase operational efficiency and realize its sustainability goals.

“As a leader of guaranteed, dedicated, high-speed, last mile connectivity in South Africa, we pride ourselves on exploring the best ubiquitous connectivity solutions to enhance our very own business as well as that of our customers,” said Gary Woolley, Comsol Executive: Private Networks.

“Being a highly efficient solution, we are confident Ericsson’s Private 5G solution will drive digitalization and further enhance the low latency, high throughput network we offer, to increase operational efficiencies and develop safer work environments,” Woolley said.

Ericsson Private 5G is Ericsson’s next generation private network solution providing secure and reliable 4G and 5G connectivity through its single server dual mode core.

“We are thrilled to offer Comsol our pre-packaged and pre-integrated, private network solution, Ericsson Private 5G,” said Todd Ashton, Vice President and Head of Ericsson South and East Africa at Ericsson Middle East and Africa.

“With its reliable, fast, and secure connectivity, Comsol’s customers will have the platform to enable innovative smart solutions for better operational efficiency and safety. Installed in minimal time, Ericsson Private 5G offers Comsol the reliable and complete coverage on both indoor and outdoor sites,” Ashton said.

Mining contributes over 7 percent to South Africa;s gross domestic product.

– CAJ News

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