Smart mining

Smart mining

Connect remote and underground workers, vehicles and equipment. Create operational efficiencies and simplify the way you manage environmental compliance. Oversee your mining operation with Telstra’s end-to-end solutions.

All Systems Go

Telstra helps solve the complexity of industrial automation across sensors, high-speed, high-density 5G networks, IT/OT integration, control platforms, cyber security, AI, and data analytics.

How can we help you?

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Three steps to smart mining


Create a flexible foundation for modernisation and automation.

Telstra’s high-speed industrial networks can connect your mine sites, people, vehicles, assets and sensors using the right combination of private and public 4G/5G, internet, fibre or satellite. 


Safeguard your data, your people and your business continuity.

Telstra can embed multi-layered security from the core to the very edge of your network to help safeguard your devices, sensors, cloud services and business IP against cyberthreats.


Create a smarter mining operation with Telstra Purple industry expertise.

Our end-to-end solutions can help you automate OHS and environmental management, empower workers and optimise processes, machines and assets. 

Bringing it all together

Telstra's end-to-end solution for industrial automation.

IoT Network

3 million+ sensors are already connected to the Telstra IoT network – the largest in Australia. 


IT/OT Integration

Alliance Automation – a Telstra Purple Company integrates your IT and OT systems, switchboards, motor control centres, control panels and business systems. 

Private 5G

Aqura – a Telstra Purple Company provides secure, high-speed, high-density private 4G and 5G connectivity for mine sites – even underground. 

Edge Compute

Telstra Edge provides the local processing power and security you need to enhance the performance of your systems and help protect your data. 


Nokia Orchestration Center provides end-to-end network and service orchestration capabilities to optimise performance across multiple technology domains. 


Telstra Data Hub aggregates data from disparate systems and Quantium brings powerful analytics, Al and machine learning. 


Explore our digital maturity model to see where you stand. 

Find out why low power wide area networks (LPWAN) are preferred for IoT for their cost, coverage and power advantages in Launching your IoT network strategy. 

Not all IoT networks are created equal. Read our LPWAN network whitepaper to find out what features to consider when planning your IoT network. 

Reduce industry emissions

We helped our customers to avoid 2.7 million tonnes of CO₂ emissions in 2021 – the equivalent of taking 1.2 million vehicles off Australian roads per year.¹

Moving to the cloud

In 2021, our cloud solutions helped customers avoid 106,000 tonnes of CO₂ emissions (tCO₂e).¹

Telstra mobile and mobile broadband plans are certified carbon neutral with Climate Active.²

Connected workers

In 2021, approximately 36% of the Australian workforce usually worked from home. Telstra provided internet connectivity to millions of these workers, enabling customers to avoid 806,000 tCO₂e.¹

Fleet management

Using Telstra IoT sensors and LTE technology to track and monitor vehicle fleets, optimise routes and reduce fuel consumption.

Telstra enabled our customers to reduce emissions of 212,000 tCO₂ein 2021.¹



  • ¹ Deloitte: Enabling Positive Climate Action. See the full report for details, assumptions and qualifications. Telstra Enablement Report 2022 (PDF document, 11.6 MB)
  • ² The carbon emissions of Telstra mobile and mobile broadband plans are now offset. This includes the SIM cards and the energy that powers our network to make calls and stream content. While we don’t offset your physical device (i.e., your phone itself), we contribute by ensuring that when you use it to make a call or use data, you’re doing so in a more sustainable way.

More about Mining and Automation with Telstra

Automation in Mining & Energy

End-to-end automation solutions from concept to completion work to help maximise output, reduce risks, minimise costs and optimise operations.

Industrial Network For the Future

Telstra’s production-grade network will power and link all your automated devices and processes. Range of robust, reliable, secure and powerful networks that are created to fit your unique needs.

Telstra Dedicated Networks

A guaranteed bandwidth service delivered to your site with the ability to prioritise your application traffic securely and reliably over the Telstra mobile network.

Why work with Telstra in mining

Industry Experts

  • Dedicated mining team.

  • Deep expertise, capability and partner ecosystem.

  • Proven reference sites.

  • Best practice methodologies. 

Integration specialists

  • IT and OT integration to enable process management and automation.

  • Our data hub that aggregates data from multiple sources (sensors, wearables, vehicles, etc.) and tags it for smart analytics, insights and reporting.

Smart IT Solutions

  • Worker safety and monitoring.

  • Productive tools and technology.

  • Automated machinery and processes.

  • Track plant, vehicles and equipment. 

  • Simplify environmental management.

Cost efficiency

  • IT value is our yardstick

  • Reduce costs and free up valuable IT resources with our affordable managed services,

  • Pay-as-you-go cloud services and flexible mobility and network plans with no lock-in.


  • Innovate with confidence 

  • Telstra’s advanced networks have smart, embedded technologies designed to safeguard business continuity and protect data.

Extensive Ecosystem

  • Not one solution. The best one.

  • From IoT sensor platforms to AR/VR headsets we bring you the right blend of solutions for your goals.  

Purple Professional Services

Telstra Purple industry specialists can work with you to modernise and automate your operations, empower your staff with advanced technologies, and introduce powerful new IoT platforms for remote monitoring and control, making it easy to automate fleet management, safety and environmental monitoring.

Purple Managed Services

From managing your site cameras or your fleet through to taking care of your complete industrial network, we offer tailored managed services to suit your needs.

Book an expert consultation

Bring us your ideas or business goals and we’ll work with you to develop a smart solution. Our experienced professionals can help you digitise and automate everything from complex paperwork to machinery and vehicle fleets as well as safety and environmental management.