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Nokia and China Mobile Partner on IoT Landslide Alert Platform

By Ken Briodagh
March 19, 2020

Nokia, in a recent announcement with China Mobile/CMCC Guangxi, said that they are set to deliver a landslide monitoring and early warning system for highways operations management company BGIGC Group.

Deployed on the G75 Lanzhou–Haikou Expressway, one of the main highways in Guangxi province, the system has already undergone extensive trials during which it reportedly was successful in preventing adverse impact to road users following a landslip in March 2019.

“Immediately upon deployment, the Nokia IoT solution demonstrated the value it can deliver,” said Yang Jirong, enterprise applications expert, 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.”

Using the system, expressway management receives real-time reports on changes in ground conditions and incline stability across highway slopes. Upon indications of a potential landslide, the system immediately notifies highway management personnel by SMS or phone call, enabling appropriate action to be taken. A 4G eye-camera deployed on the highway slope simultaneously monitors landslide status for staff members.

“This is an outstanding example of the benefits the Internet of Things can deliver to improve public safety,” said Cheng Gang, EVP, 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.”

The landslide monitoring and alarm system is based on the Nokia IMPACT IoT platform, comprising end-to-end Nokia hardware (Edge+ gateway and sensor nodes) and software.


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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