Nokia and China Mobile create 5G landslide alert platform for deadly roads

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Nokia has partnered up with China Mobile to deliver a landslide monitoring and early warning system for BGIGC Group, a highways operations management company.

This is an innovative entry into the growing ranks of innovative 5G use cases, and the system has already been under the scrutiny of multiple trials after being installed on the G75 Lanzhou–Haikou Expressway, one of the main highways in Guangxi province.

The platform has already proved its worth by successfully warning highway operators of a landslide in March 2019, preventing any damage to road users.

This project is a major step forward 

The landslide warning system provides highway management with real-time reports on any changes with ground conditions, along with incline stability across slopes surrounding the highway.

If there are any signs of a potential landslide, the system will notify the management team via text or phone call.

“Immediately upon deployment, the Nokia IoT solution demonstrated the value it can deliver," Said Mr Yang Jirong, enterprise applications expert at CMCC Guangxi. "As a leading operator, we are highly committed to enhancing expressway safety for all road users with 5G technology and this project is a major step forward in that goal.” 

The landslide monitoring system has been based on the Nokia IMPACT IoT platform which consists of end-to-end Nokia hardware. The system will help to both prevent potential disasters and minimize any environmental impact.

“This is an outstanding example of the benefits the Internet of Things can deliver to improve public safety," explained Cheng Gang, Executive Vice President of Nokia Shanghai Bell. "Nokia is working with the world's leading manufacturers to develop high-precision sensors and algorithms for industrial applications that can deliver all the cost-competitive benefits of easily deployed, low-power, wide-area network technology.” 

“We’re pleased that our system showed its worth during trials. At Nokia we believe that with the advent of 5G we can apply our IoT, analytics and wireless expertise to even more solutions that enhance levels of citizen care, well-being and security,” Gang concluded.

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