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WE ARE WITNESSING THE FIRST WAVE OF INDUSTRY 4.0 PROJECTS IN LATIN AMERICA .
INDUSTRY WATCH

WE ARE WITNESSING THE FIRST WAVE OF INDUSTRY 4.0 PROJECTS IN LATIN AMERICA .

Worldwide Mining Decision Maker Survey , which highlighted the increasing adoption of Digital Transformation strategies in mining with 86 % of mining companies planning to invest in wireless infrastructure in the next 18 months .
Nokia industrial-grade private wireless networks can be deployed in the most remote locations and harshest environments , making it ideally suited for the Digital Transformation of mining facilities .
Mine operators can take advantage of Industry 4.0 technology and applications that enable new levels of automation and autonomy to better manage fluctuations in demand , while enhancing productivity , operational efficiency , sustainability and workforce safety .
Nokia currently has more than 420 private wireless enterprise customers globally , including over 35 mining customers in more than 60 mines . Marcelo Entreconti , Head of Enterprise for Latin America at Nokia , said : “ We are witnessing the first wave of Industry 4.0 projects in Latin America and it is very exciting to watch them become a reality for mining companies like Antofagasta Minerals . Nokia industrial-grade private wireless delivers the robust , secure , predictable and deep wireless coverage that mines require for large outdoor areas or underground complexes .
“ Deploying these networks is considered the first and most important step in the digitalization journey of mining companies , and lays the groundwork for an expansion beyond connectivity where Nokia is already proposing solutions to the global mining community .”
Antofagasta ’ s Centinela open pit mine is located approximately 1,350 kilometers north of Santiago at an important mining zone with sulfur and oxides . The mine produces copper concentrate and cathodes , as well as molybdenum and gold . In August 2021 , Centinela obtained the Copper Mark , which certifies that the company operates under strict internationally recognized sustainable production standards . p
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