Hands up who’s making money in 5G? And who’s not?

A WEEK IN IoT – 5G is starting strong, says Huawei. The company’s deputy chairman, Ken Hu, told its annual Mobile Broadband Forum (#MBBF) in Zurich, Switzerland last week that 5th Generation mobile communications “arrived faster than expected,” and that there are now 40 carriers in more than 20 countries supporting 136 different 5G-enabled devices.

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How the network ecosystem is changing the future of the farm

Smart agriculture is the science and art of improving farming with technology. Innovations in farming are by no means new – since the invention of the wheel and the plough, the industry has been adopting new tools and ways of working for centuries.

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Competition to promote agri-innovation and entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

A Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) sponsored competition that will support Ethiopian agricultural entrepreneurs was launched yesterday with a prize fund of an estimated €35,000 (over 1 million Ethiopian birr).

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Kerlink and Sensoterra smart farm solution targets 30% reduction in water consumption

Kerlink, a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), and Sensoterra, a provider of wireless soil-moisture-sensor solutions, announced a partnership to empower farmers to make data-driven, land-management decisions and reduce their water consumption by up to 30%.

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How IoT is minimising the damage of climate change on the agriculture industry

Agriculture is no stranger to disruptive technologies. In a warming world that will increasingly experience food shortages, the ability to use technologies like IoT to sustainably grow more food faster is incredibly important.

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Parking aids and wearable heart monitors among the start-ups in new accelerator

(A WEEK IN IoT) – All too often we, and the wider media, become a little obsessed with the activities of the corporate giants. I’m just as guilty as anyone, says Jeremy Cowan, and I can tell you I’ve given myself a stern talking to.

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Sony launches agriculture solution for crop management

Sony is taking its expertise in sensing and processing technology and applying it to the agriculture business with the introduction of its Smart Agriculture Solution.

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CTA targets 20,000 Ethiopian smallholders with climate smart technology

CTA together with Farm Africa has launched a new project to promote the resilience of smallholder farmers against climate change in Ethiopia’s Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR).

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Case Study: Attack of the invaders – how IoT technology is helping stop harmful pests

Hollywood has it all wrong. The sweeping waves of unfamiliar beings with the intention of gobbling up every last remaining resource won’t come from slowly rotating spaceships. They are already among us

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AVR chooses IoT building blocks from Eurotech for its smart agriculture project

Eurotech, a provider of embedded systems and a Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) enablement, announced that AVR, potato harvester manufacturer based in Belgium, has chosen

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IoT in agriculture tells tales of the ubiquitous, connected cow – and other connected things

As I sit writing this article with a fabulous glass of viognier I can taste the irony, we are all intellectually aware that the world needs to produce much more food and wine, of course, writes Tracy Hopkins the chief marketing officer of Everynet. Emissions modelling suggests that agriculture-related emissions alone will take up almost

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Analyst report: Smart agriculture

A new wave of IoT solutions leads the way to more sustainable farming Fredrik Stalbrand Global demand for agricultural products is on the rise. By applying advanced technologies in agricultural production, farmers are able to measure and manage the variability of crops in the fields and animals within the herds. Connected equipment, sensors and controllers

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Skills shortage in the agritech sector holding back IoT innovation, finds Inmarsat

The potential for Internet of Things (IoT) technology to drive innovation, efficiency, and increased productivity in the agricultural sector is at risk, as agritech businesses must urgently upskill current employees and embark on recruitment drives to ensure they have the capabilities to deliver the technology.

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Inmarsat and Pessl Instruments to deliver IoT solutions to the agriculture sector around the world

Inmarsat, the global mobile satellite communications provider, has agreed to enter into a strategic partnership with Pessl Instruments, a provider of advanced agriculture technology solutions, to become its sole connectivity and platforms provider.

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There’s an urgent need for a ‘Fitbit for cows’

I came across a development the other day that is loosely described as a Fitbit® for Cows. Sounds improbable, I know, but bear with me, says Jeremy Cowan.

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IoT and drought sensitive farming: Solutions for water monitoring and environmental stewardship

For agriculturalists struggling to find new solutions for water management, today’s IoT technology may be their answer. Beyond the practical importance of responsible environmental stewardship, IoT can save farmers and ranchers money by making it easier to comply with state and federal water regulations.

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