A 5G Tech for Smart Agriculture in India from Samsung

The much-awaited 5G network will have greater potential than its predecessors and even before its launching, tech companies have started showcasing just how useful it will be in various sectors. Among the many tech companies that have great plans for this fast mobile network is Samsung. Today, the company was showcasing how 5G solutions can power a variety of business models including smart agriculture, smart cities and home broadband services in a country like India.

This comes after an announcement by a South Korea major that smart agriculture will be one of the main areas of focus once 5G network is rolled out in India. Tech experts believe that the network will have much greater capability than what has been seen in the previous mobile networks. In cases such as smart agriculture for instance, 5G networks can be used around sensors and devices on farms to provide useful information such as soil moisture, spoilage, nutrients and other aspects unique to farming.

While speaking about this matter, Director, Networks for Samsung Electronics Claudia Park said that Samsung main focus is to make the world a better place for people. She added that the company is willing to go an extra mile to make the lives of its customers more efficient. According to her, 5G has multiple use cases across various fields including agriculture.

Together with the Department of Telecommunications, the company announced a few days ago that it was going to start its first large-scale 5G trials in India in the first quarter of next year.

According to Samsung, the government of India is very keen on the use of 5G in areas such as agriculture, especially because farming is one of the backbones of its economy.

Samsung has been participating in 5G roll outs in various parts of the world. It has for instance been selected by leading operators such as Sprint, Verizon and AT&T in the US for similar operations and it is still planning on commencing 5g rollouts in Korea starting December.

In India, Samsung is the main provider of network infrastructure for Reliance Jio, a company that has built a very large mobile network within a short period of time.