Mining Networks: Looking into the Future

I recently was asked to talk about the future of mining from a network perspective.  Here is what I answered. Do you agree?  Do you have other thoughts?

The future looks bright for mining. Many commodities are on the rise, and new creative finance instruments are emerging so as joint ventures and social development contracts like what O&G does with Local NOC’s (National oil companies) and indigenous communities.   Mining is well-positioned against other industries in the quest for zero-emission. 

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Industry is going LTE

(Including an embedded article from IOT Entreprise Insight’s James Blackman)

The question about Industry going to LTE is not about why, but when.  The question of the day for industrial C-level, Business Unit Lead, and Investors is not about when to start going LTE, but choosing to start with a public LTE offering or jump-in and built its Private LTE infrastructures from the start, where it makes sense.  Industry needs to go LTE.

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CBRS – To LTE or NOT?

Like many, you have likely been following CBRS, but have yet to dip your toes in the water.  You are wondering about the CBRS spectrum, how it works, and the different use cases for this new spectrum gift from the FCC.  You may also be confused by the different marketing messaging. 

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5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Another O-RAN Takes-off!

Now it is Vodafone’s turn up its first O-RAN site!

OpenRan (O-RAN) is a new way to design, built, deliver, and operate LTE infrastructure networks.  Today the LTE infrastructures installed that we are all using, regardless of the service provider, are made of standard base main components, and most often service providers will side with one or perhaps two radio suppliers. However, some service providers elected to build their LTE network by using Vendor-A EPC (Evolved Packet Core) {the main brain managing connections}, Vendor-B RAN (Radio Access Network) [the radio units on the tower] and their infrastructure deliver the same services. 

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5G Vs 4G Radiation Safety

This is a good article from E&T editorial staff. It was published Monday, July 13, 2020. I though I would share!

A new IET report has confirmed that 5G is very similar to existing mobile technologies in terms of radio wave exposure and pulsed signals, and will be held to the same safety standards as 4G, 3G, and the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM).

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Microsoft’s One-Two 5G Telco Punch

Very good article from Moor. The wireless carrier or MNO space is changing. And, with the Open Ran movement there is certainly indications of changes ahead! The big boys are taking hits!

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Spectrum-Sharing Technologies Like CBRS Key To More Robust Wireless Networks

A good read from Bob O’Donnell.

Bob O’DonnellContributor5G I’m a tech industry market research analyst that writes about 5G, Edge Computing, AI, Cloud Computing, IoT, Smart Devices and more.

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Adapting Mobile Devices to Private LTE/CBRS Networks

The potential for many new dedicated secure and private LTE/CBRS networks is on the rise. An important question is: how will commercially available mobile devices connect on these networks?

Three elements are needed for a private LTE network:

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