MTS signed an agreement with Polymetal Group (one of the largest producers of gold and silver in the world) for the construction of the first 5G-ready private network in Russia.
The dedicated network will use Ericsson solutions. During the first stage it will work in LTE standard with the possibility of quick transition to 5G. The network will be deployed at the Nezhdaninskoye gold deposit in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
An internal IP-telephony network, mobile devices of employees, the systems of mining dispatching, positioning and systems of remote and automated control of various objects (excavators, drilling rigs, fire extinguishing systems and video monitoring, etc.) will be integrated into the wireless data transmission network that will be deployed by MTS. The solution will not only optimize production processes, but also increase the level of industrial safety.
Earlier, MTS and Ericsson deployed a 5G-ready dedicated network for the oil industry, the customer was Gazprom Neft.