m3connect Drives 5G Revolution in Open-Pit Mining: Successful Site Survey in Reallabor Nivelstein

m3connect, a leading provider of wireless connectivity, recently reached an impressive milestone. The company installed a private 5G network and carried out a comprehensive test measurement for one day in an open-cast mine belonging to Nivelsteiner Sandwerke and Sandsteinbrüche GmbH in Herzogenrath. This study was commissioned by the Institute for Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) at RWTH Aachen University and aims to evaluate the suitability of a Private 5G Network for the wireless connectivity of open-pit mines. The knowledge gained will serve as a basis for the upcoming integration of self-driving and emission-free tipper trucks with electric motors as part of the “ELMAR” research project.

The results of this site survey open up new horizons for the mining industry. The use of a reliable and powerful private 5G network enables area-wide wireless connectivity, even under the most demanding conditions of raw material extraction. This not only opens up the possibility of efficient control and monitoring of self-propelled dump trucks, but also offers enormous potential for the digitalization of work and safety processes, as well as productivity optimization.

The “ELMAR” research project at RWTH Aachen University is on a clear path to shaping the future of sustainable mining. The integration of zero-emission dump trucks marks a significant step towards an environmentally friendly and efficient mining industry. The successful 5G site survey in Reallabor Nivelstein is a decisive step forward on this journey.

m3connect and the AMT are confident that the findings of this survey will serve as the basis for the implementation of a Private 5G Network in resource extraction. This will revolutionize efficiency, safety, and sustainability in the mining industry while paving the way for future innovation.


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From Wi-Fi pioneer to market leader. Since 2001, m3connect has evolved into one of the largest Wireless Service Providers in Europe, with offices in Aachen, Karlsruhe, Munich, San Francisco, Sibenik (Croatia), and the United Arab Emirates. Globally, m3connect serves roughly 13,000 locations for its customers in over 23 countries and, as a visionary in cloud technologies for more than 20 years, continues to expand its in-house platform. As a technology leader, m3connect provides wireless, best-in-class internet connectivity with flexible design. Utilizing state-of-the-art technologies like WLAN, private LTE, and 5G, m3connect creates innovative software solutions such as SD-WAN and various digital applications. Its range of services includes digital signage, guest infotainment systems, VoIP, VoD, and location-based services. m3connect is also a platform developer and integrates its solutions into the existing processes of its customers.

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