Nokia and Alcon partner to deploy private network for lithium mining 



The deployment will allow for increased operational efficiency in lithium mining plants in the Americas 

Nokia has announced today that it has been chosen to provide a private LTE campus network to Canada-based lithium mining specialist Sigma Lithium, in with broadband provider Alcon. 

Sigma’s LTE network will be deployed in a mining site in Brazil and will be the first of its kind in the Americas, according to Nokia. 

The network will support 200 employees and add different mining applications to the plant that will increase productivity and operational efficiency.  

Lithium is vital to the production of electric vehicle batteries,, which Sigma Lithium says makes sustainable mining all the more important. The company aims to “bring more environmentally sustainable lithium concentrate to the global EV supply chain,” according to the website. 

“Dedicated, mission-critical connectivity connecting industrial devices and applications is at the heart of revolutionizing the way the mining sector operates – keeping employees safe and enabling high-performance operations that deliver results,” said David de Lancelloti, Vice President Enterprise Campus Edge Business at Nokia in a press release. 

The company has also stated that it has deployed ‘mission critical networks’ to over 2,600 businesses customers across various industries. 

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