As the IT Manager at Fraser Alexander, what are some of the challenges plaguing the mining operations today?
Over the years of my career spanning 22 years, I’ve always found network connectivity challenging due to the remoteness of our mining operations. The lack of proper network infrastructure for mobile, satellite and microwave networks makes it difficult for latency-sensitive systems to work.
Today adherences to wireless coverage have become inevitable to operate mining units – to communicate back and forth from control rooms to the system/employees. Any latency in delivering the message will automatically cut off the connection to the system to maintain safety. However, working on a wireless platform with full coverage live cameras are much costlier compared to commonly used networks.
Please shed some light on the recent trends in the mining sector.