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Internet of Things (IoT) in Mining - Thematic Research

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  • 52 Pages
  • December 2021
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5553456
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The Internet of Things (IoT) is key to digitization in the mining industry. IoT describes the use of connected sensors and actuators to control and monitor the environment, the things that move within it, and the people that act within it. IoT can be beneficial across the whole mining value chain, from prospecting to reclamation. IoT allows different assets and people to be monitored and accounted for across vast distances in hazardous conditions.

This report provides an overview of the Internet of Things value chain, case studies of IoT deployments in mining, market size and growth forecasts, specialist IoT vendors for mining companies, and analysis of the mining companies leading in IoT adoption.

Key Highlights

  • IoT implementation case studies across the mining value chain.
  • Proprietary data on the use of autonomous surface trucks.


  • The key challenges that mining companies face are covered.
  • There investment opportunities, for mining companies, specialist IoT vendors, and institutional investors, across the whole IoT and mining value chains are covered.
  • Those working in prospecting, exploration and resource evaluation, feasibility studies, mining planning and development, mining and extraction, processing, marketing, and reclamation can implement technologies and services from across the entired Internet of things (IoT) value chain for gains: devices, connectivity, data, apps, and services are available.

Reasons to Buy

  • Understanding how to implement IoT for productivity gains, cost efficiency, and remissions reductions across the mining value chain.
  • Gain an understanding of the market challenges and opportunities surrounding the IoT theme in mining.
  • Determine potential investment companies based on trend analysis and market projections.

Table of Contents

  • Executive summary
  • IoT value chain
  • Mining challenges
  • The impact of IoT on mining
  • Case studies
  • Market size and growth forecasts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • IoT timeline
  • Companies
  • Sector scorecard
  • Glossary
  • Further reading
  • Thematic research methodology
  • About the Analyst
  • Contact Information

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Anglo American
  • Barrick Gold
  • BHP
  • Fortescue Metals
  • Freeport McMoRan
  • Newmont
  • Rio Tinto
  • Vale
  • Alphabet (parent company of Google)
  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • Broadcom
  • Cisco
  • Ericsson
  • General Electric (GE)
  • IBM
  • Infineon
  • Intel
  • Microchip
  • Microsoft
  • NXP
  • Qualcomm
  • Salesforce
  • Samsung Electronics
  • SAP
  • Software AG
  • Splunk
  • ABB
  • Caterpillar
  • Fatigue Science
  • Guardhat
  • Hexagon
  • Newtrax (Sandvik)
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Sandvik
  • SymboticWare
  • Trimble