ZTE, China Unicom Deploy 5G Solutions For Intelligent Mining

Shandong Lingong Group in China has recently deployed 5G solutions for its mining purposes. The company that offers heavy machinery for mining and engineering purposes has deployed industrial 5G solutions to create the first remote control-operated excavator in China.

It is the first 5G application case in China’s construction machinery industry, laying a foundation for intelligent mining. For this ZTE has provided its 5G equipment and solutions and China Unicom has offered its telecom infrastructure for the connectivity.

By means of the 5G network provided by ZTE and Shandong Branch of China Unicom, operators can remotely manipulate the unmanned excavator located in the mining area. The on-site operation images and videos can be transmitted to the operator synchronously with a panoramic view.

The control signal and video signal of the excavator are transmitted directly to the control center through ZTE’s fifth generation telecom network. In the signal transmission, the air interface latency is 1 ms, the overall control signal latency is 25 ms and the video signal latency is 300 ms. It is superior to the 4G network in terms of bandwidth and latency, guaranteeing the transmission quality and speed of high-definition videos and control orders.

Featuring ultra-high bandwidth, low latency and massive connection, the 5G network will provide vertical industries and Internet of Everything with new services of fast speed, low latency and massive connections. In the future, 5G will enable artificial intelligence, face recognition, big data analysis and other technologies to reshape the city life for intelligent city management.

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