Underground Mine Communications Infrastructure Guidelines Part III: General Guidelines

This guideline is part three in a three-part series. It covers factors to consider when installing a network at an underground mine and offers guidance on technical best practices, security management, and remote operations.

This guideline is intended for an audience involved with the development of a mine during all phases of its lifecycle.

Some of the specific topics covered in this guideline include:

  • General topology
  • Communications coverage
  • Tracking and reporting technologies
  • Installation of technologies
  • Network security
  • Control rooms and remote management

Several examples are provided throughout the guideline to highlight advantages and disadvantages of different technologies.

This guideline was produced by the Underground Mining Working Group.