Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines Part I: Positioning and Needs Analysis

This is the first part of a guideline suite designed to assist improved communication and digital network infrastructure underground. It provides a general overview of the guideline objectives, audience, and mine communications maturity lifecycle diagram. This diagram provides a high-level overview of the services and supporting technology that is generally used in each phase of the mine lifecycle. The diagram initially shows business services and communications technology on the surface in the exploration phases and then shifts to the underground environment as the site develops.