Nokia network powers innovation for NORCAT

Nokia, in partnership with the Canadian Centre of Excellence in Next Generation Networks (CENGN), will install and operate a private LTE/4.9G wireless connectivity network at NORCAT’s Underground Centre in Sudbury, Ontario

The three partners are working together to deploy long-term evolution (LTE) connectivity at the centre, which is an operating underground mine. Here, NORCAT enables start-ups, small/medium enterprises and international companies to develop, test and demonstrate innovative and emerging technologies.

The Nokia Digital Automation Cloud will provide a high-bandwidth, low-latency private LTE wireless network to support mission-critical communication services, asset tracking and remote-controlled vehicles.

According to the Finnish telecoms company, as opposed to legacy wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, industrial-strength LTE/4.9G wireless provides true mobile coverage and supports a larger amount of active connections per access point with far greater reliability and security.

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