Technicians above ground at the Yanqianshan Iron Mine of the Ansteel Mining Group in Liaoning, China. Using Wi-Fi 6, many operations taking place 300m below ground can be remotely controlled or monitored from above. The smart solution boosts operational productivity as well as the safety of miners who do not have to be exposed to dust, noise, and possible shaft collapses. Photo shot in 1H 2023.
Siyabong Thomas Shandu (left), a young account manager at Huawei in South Africa, checks the quality of Wi-Fi coverage with a colleague at a customer's campus in Johannesburg. In 2023, Huawei and partners embarked on an ambitious program to provide optical connectivity to homes and businesses throughout South Africa. Photo taken in mid-2023.
A "messenger" robot co-developed with the Shenyang Institute of Automation extends Wi-Fi 6 coverage in underground spaces where explosives were just detonated. The robot appears here more than 300 meters underground at the Yanqianshan Iron Mine of the Ansteel Mining Group in Liaoning, China.