Australia’s National Narrowband Network Company (NNNCo) has announced that they will be deploying a cutting edge IoT network that will significantly help their cotton farming industry. This network will provide information to farmers on soil moisture conditions through the use of sensor data, weather forecasting and satellite imagery. The information can then be used in a variety of different ways, most notably to enable better scheduling of irrigation. The network itself will be built on LoRaWAN technology. The LoRaWAN network will enable delivery of the data at a lower cost compared to traditional cellular connectivity. The following article provides more detail on the project, as well as citing other real world examples of successful NNNCo deployments.
Australia’s cotton farmers will be gaining access to Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, with Australia’s National Narrowband Network Company (NNNCo) to deploy a 3 million-hectare network during 2019.
The publicly available LoRaWAN network, being built in partnership with Goanna Ag, is aimed at enabling IoT-powered irrigation solutions for the cotton industry.