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The Northern Miner, recognized as a premier publication in the mining industry, recently featured Galaxy Broadband Communications’ groundbreaking project. With its rich history since 1915, The Northern Miner provides in-depth coverage and insightful news on global mining activities, influencing the decision-making of professionals in the field.
Galaxy Broadband Communications takes center stage in this feature for its innovative contributions to the mining industry. By partnering with Eutelsat OneWeb and Nokia Canada, Galaxy has introduced Private 5G networks and satellite technologies to the sector. This advancement has greatly improved the communication of remote and underground mining operations, offering a more efficient alternative to traditional, costly terrestrial solutions.
The Gahcho Kué diamond mine, operated by De Beers Group, is a prime example of the successful application of Galaxy’s technology. The integration of real-time data access and various systems, including digital fleet management and data collectors, has led to enhanced decision-making and operational efficiency at the mine.
Galaxy’s successful project at Gahcho Kué mirrors the broader trends in the mining industry, as highlighted by recent studies. Mordor Intelligence predicts a tripling of smart mining operations by 2025, with a significant shift towards autonomous technology. PwC’s 2022 CEO Survey further underscores this trend, revealing that 49% of top executives in the global mining sector prioritize automation and digitization.
The success story of Gahcho Kué is inspiring future projects, such as the Chidliak diamond project in Nunavut, which aims for high-tech, low-emission operations. Galaxy’s role in this transformation highlights a significant move towards smarter, more sustainable mining practices.