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A smart-farming trial project will deploy TPG Telecom’s 5G technology to deliver benefits and efficiencies to the agricultural sector.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Farmbot has developed a camera sensor that can physically see water infrastructure, gates, fences or other assets, and send important data to farmers in a cinch. Without the need to see troughs, dams, and tanks, the nifty device is a game-changer for customers.

Published in Business IT
Monday, 15 February 2021 12:30

Delta Drone expands ag-tech services to Zambia

Australian-listed drone data systems provider Delta Drone has expanded operations into Zambia to deliver a specialised agricultural project for multinational agriculture services company, Syngenta.

Published in Listed Tech

Australian farmers and miners could become less competitive than their global rivals unless a national plan is developed to expedite 5G coverage to rural and regional Australia, according to a new report jointly commissioned by Huawei Australia and the Telecommunications Association TelSoc.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Sunday, 09 August 2020 17:06

CSIRO maps grain paddocks from space

Scientists at CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, have solved a farming challenge using artificial intelligence to identify the boundary of every individual paddock in Australia's grain growing region from space – around 1.7 million of them.

Published in Space

Satellite communications provider Inmarsat has entered into an agreement with Internet of Things solutions provider to the agricultural industry Farmbot Monitoring and mobile satellite services Pivotel aimed at bringing IoT-enabled water management solutions to farmers across Australia.

Published in Internet of Things

Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is continuing to try and lobby the Australian Government to reconsider the ban on the company, with a letter sent to the parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts detailing the adverse effect that poor connectivity would have on rural and regional areas.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Research collaboration led by the University of Western Australia has created a new technique that speeds up the development of seeds, producing better quality and more abundant pulse crops.

Published in Climate

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: There is little doubt, fluctuating temperatures and inconsistent rainfall is having a negative impact on crop growth and that stunted crop growth has geographical, social, political and economic ramifications.

Published in Climate

There is little doubt, fluctuating temperatures and inconsistent rainfall is having a negative impact on crop growth and that stunted crop growth has geographical, social, political and economic ramifications.

Up to 3 million Australians – mostly in rural and regional Australia - will miss out on getting access to critical 5G technology by 2023 because of the Australian Government’s 5G ban on China’s Huawei in Australia - and come at a cost to the national economy of US8.2 billion in lost GDP gains, according to UK based global forecasting and quantitative analysis firm Oxford Economics.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The widespread adoption of digital technologies by agricultural businesses is potentially one of the most important ways to stimulate improved rates of productivity growth in the farming sector, according to Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC.

Published in Strategy

The US ban on Huawei is preventing rural wireless operators in the country from upgrading their gear, with many companies that provide service in such areas having used the cheaper equipment that the Chinese company sells.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Companies in the agritech sector are moving towards the introduction of Internet of Things systems to run their business, but a new report says there’s an urgent need for upskilling employees to cope with IoT.

Published in Internet of Things
Wednesday, 27 September 2017 11:47

Consumer trust a big issue for telcos: survey

Many consumers have a lack of trust in the providers of telecommunications services for their transparency and ethical behaviour, according to a new global index which found that consumers rated telecommunications the second least trustworthy industry.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra-backed startup accelerator muru-D is building a software platform aimed at transforming livestock production through an easy-to-use data collection app that collects on-farm data to make a farm more efficient, profitable and compliant.  

Published in Strategy
Friday, 15 April 2016 11:43

New Zealand tightens H&S laws

All around the world governments are turning their attention to OH&S – Occupational health and safety – and in many cases making serious breaches a criminal, rather than a civil liability.

Published in Business Software

There’s been a call for farmers and regional communities to get a better deal by delivering them more reliable telecommunications services.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Vodafone says it has ‘strengthened its commitment to regional Australia through an agreement which has seen it become the exclusive retail telecommunications partner of the NFF.’

Published in Telecoms & NBN
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