The rise of IoT in mining

Inmarsat’s mining research report has revealed that the industry is undergoing an IoT revolution.

Specialist market research company Vanson Bourne was employed by Inmarsat to interview 200 respondents with either decision-making or influencing responsibilities for IoT-related initiatives at organisations numbering over 500 personnel.

Mining organisations reported successes in implementing projects to safeguard workers via remote tracking, monitor drilling and observe acid mine drainage remotely.

However, despite this progress, a range of challenges are hindering the sector’s ability to reap the rewards that IoT has to offer.

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