Comsol, Ericsson partner in digital transformation in South Africa’s mining sector

Ericsson and Comsol have stroked a private 5G partnership deal that seeks to support South Africa’s mining sector.

With Ericsson’s high-end connectivity solution and Comsol’s expertise in mining and systems integration, this collaboration is set to help the nation’s mining industry improve worker safety, increase operational efficiency, and realize its sustainability goals.

Ericsson’s private 5G solution can enable 4G and 5G connectivity through its single server dual core mode, with Comsol gaining the right to resell the high-speed wireless networking solution to customers across South Africa’s mining industry.


This solution comes pre-integrated which means it can be quickly deployed, and is designed specifically for business use cases, with the 4G/LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity supporting Comsol’s customers to optimize and simplify business operations through data creation, collection, and analysis.

Gary Woolley, Comsol Executive: Private Networks says: “As a leader of guaranteed, dedicated, high-speed, last mile connectivity in South Africa, we pride ourselves on exploring the best ubiquitous connectivity solutions to enhance our very own business as well as that of our customers. Being a highly efficient solution, we are confident Ericsson’s Private 5G solution will drive digitalization and further enhance the low latency, high throughput network we offer, to increase operational efficiencies and develop safer work environments.”

Todd Ashton, Vice President and Head of Ericsson South and East Africa at Ericsson Middle East and Africa says: “We are thrilled to offer Comsol our pre-packaged and pre-integrated, private network solution, Ericsson Private 5G. With its reliable, fast, and secure connectivity, Comsol’s customers will have the platform to enable innovative smart solutions for better operational efficiency and safety. Installed in minimal time, Ericsson Private 5G offers Comsol the reliable and complete coverage on both indoor and outdoor sites.”






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