Subsoil Technologies delivers NLT N-Connex WiFi network for Saudi Arabia’s AMAK Mining

Subsoil Technologies recently delivered a flagship underground communication network from Australia-based Northern Lights Technologies’ (NLT) to gold miner Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Company (AMAK Mining) in Saudi Arabia.

The solution delivered to AMAK Mining includes a 1 Gbps WiFi network, real time positioning system for people and equipment with evacuation system and rugged mine phones for workers. This is the first N-Connex network installed in the Middle East by Subsoil Technologies and the 35th installation of its kind globally.

Notable installations of the N-Connex network in the Africa and Middle East territory include Ekapa Mining (formerly Kimberely Diamond Mines) in South Africa, completed in 2021 and Managem Mining’s CMG Draa Sfar slated for delivery before the end of 2022.

“The communication system from Subsoil Technologies will help AMAK to enhance worker safety and efficiency through improved communication. This network gives us the ability to consider further smart mining solutions such as ventilation on demand and production monitoring, which we intend on implementing in the near future,” says Sinan Burak, AMAK’s mine manager.

Tendayi Mwayi, Sales Director at Subsoil Technologies had this to say: “We selected the N-Connex network for AMAK because it is a modular, plug and play solution built for harsh operating environments typical of highly remote mines such as AMAK. The network is flexible and easily scalable to cater to the demands of both mechanized and conventional rail and track mines.”

Subsoil Technologies is a reseller and implementation partner of NLT and other global technology companies including Huawei, Nokia, Centero, CGG and Groundhog Apps in the Africa and Middle East territory. Subsoil’s goal is to help mines in Africa and the Middle East to get meaningful value from wireless connectivity and smart mining solutions. Subsoil Technologies also offers private LTE and wireless mesh networks, geotechnical monitoring services and operations management software.