Nokia has delivered a landslide monitoring and early warning system for highways operations management company BGIGC Group.

In partnership with China Mobile, Nokia deployed the solution on the G75 Lanzhou–Haikou Expressway, one of the main highways in Guangxi province. The system has now undergone extensive trials and prevented adverse impact to road users following a landslip in March 2019.

Mr Yang Jirong, enterprise applications expert at CMCC Guangxi, said, “Immediately upon deployment, the Nokia IoT solution demonstrated the value it can deliver. 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 system delivers real-time reports on changes in ground conditions and incline stability across highway slopes to expressway management. If there are signs a landslide might occur, highway management personnel are notified by SMS or phone call. A 4G camera on the highway slope simultaneously monitors landslide status for staff members.

Cheng Gang, executive vice president of Nokia Shanghai Bell dded, “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. It is comprised of end-to-end Nokia hardware (including Nokia's Edge+ gateway and sensor nodes) and associated software.

Author: Charlotte Hathway