Canada-based data infrastructure provider Redline Communications Group is providing industrial-grade citizens broadband radio systems (CBRS) spectrum and private long-term evolution (LTE) connectivity solutions for a leading salt and minerals mine in Salt Lake City, Utah, US.
As part of the contract, Redline will provide a 150 MHz mid-band CBRS spectrum to the company. This will allow the mine to maximise bandwidth efficiency and achieve greater network stability and mobility by accessing its private industrial LTE (iLTE) service.
The environment of the salt and minerals mine is an extremely harsh for equipment, and the mining company stated that it chose Redline due to its ability to deploy durable products and wireless solutions in challenging working conditions. Redline's iLTE has been deployed at the mine to connect various programmable logic controller (PLC) devices, pumps and laptops. The partnership plans to expand connectivity services to mining trucks by early 2022.
Reno Moccia, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Redline Communications, said: "While Wi-Fi coverage is great for some businesses, it has some limitations and is not always the best choice for demanding business and mission critical applications. The CBRS band combined with Redline's private iLTE solution overcomes those limitations and provides the mines with two times the capacity and up to four times the range of Wi-Fi. With a more reliable, secure and efficient network capability, Redline ensures continuous connectivity for all of their real-time applications and PLC devices