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Ericsson and John Deere partner to boost 5G innovation in agribusiness

Ericsson and John Deere partner to boost 5G innovation in agribusiness

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Ericsson Brazil and John Deere have established a partnership agreement to research and develop technological innovation using 5G technology to boost new agribusiness revenue.

The agreement enables the companies to work together to develop solutions focused on 5G and the IoT to identify and solve issues in the sector through connectivity.

Ericsson and John Deere R&D and innovation centers will apply IoT Mobile ecosystem technologies such as Narrowband IoT (NB-loT) and Cat-M1 to drive agribusiness solutions based on 3GPP standards.

The proofs of concept will initially be jointly developed at John Deere’s Central Office for Latin America, in Indaiatuba (Sao Paulo), and John Deere’s Center of Agriculture and Precision and Innovation (CAPI) in Campinas, where 5G equipment will be installed.

Rodrigo Bonato, Director of the Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) at John Deere Latin America, said: “We are democratizing the use of connectivity in rural areas and providing cost-free solutions for the farmer, who from now on will produce in an increasingly efficient and environmentally sustainable manner.

“Connectivity unlocks all the potential and innovation available in the field, also benefiting other sectors of society, from telemedicine to e-learning, for example. Not to mention that technology still attracts more and younger people back to the countryside, promoting job creation and entrepreneurship.”

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