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World's Top Gold Mining Company Lowers Costs and Improves Productivity

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Barrick Gold Corporation

Challenge

Provide continuous access and updates to Caterpillar Minestar software for fleet management, drilling and blasting, loading, hauling, dozing, and truck management

Solutions

Created an outdoor mesh wireless network, deployed on solar-powered trailers across the mine and inside the mining pit

Results

  • Closely monitored dispatch process and managed operational efficiency
  • Improved productivity and safety
  • Cut costs by implementing single network for communications and data sharing of new applications

The roll out of Cisco Mesh Access Points has been brilliant.  With both fixed points and CBO solar mobility trailers deployed and managed by Cisco Prime NCS, the solution delivers a robust and scalable platform for the mine to grow its connectivity assets.
- Mark McGregor
Managing Director, CBO Telecommunications