Komatsu America Corp. announced that its FrontRunner Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) has qualified to operate on private Long-term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband technology. This, according to the company, is the mining industry’s first AHS enabled to run on private LTE in commercial operations, making way for ultra-high system availability and reliability.

According to Komatsu America, mining operators demand wireless networks with high-availability, seamless mobility, exceptional Quality of Service (QoS) and the ability to support multiple applications and services simultaneously. Accordingly, the industry is moving away from less predictable wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, and toward private LTE networks that improve security, capacity, and overall performance within a multi-application environment.
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