Nokia joins ConectarAGRO to bring access for over 500,000 Brazilian farmers to IoT and Agriculture 4.0 technologies
Nokia joins ConectarAGRO, an initiative of eight agribusiness and high technology companies, to improve connectivity issues and spur the use of precision agriculture technologies by Brazilian farmers
Nokia will provide microwave, satellite, 4G products and services working in close cooperation with Brazilian network operator, TIM
30 April 2019
Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced that it has joined ConectarAGRO initiative to promote innovative connectivity solutions to the Brazilian agribusiness sector. It was created
by agribusiness leaders CNH, AGCO, Bayer, Jacto, Solinftec and Trimble, and telecom leaders Nokia and TIM. ConectarAGRO will bring connectivity to some of
the 93% of Brazilian farmers who currently have no wireless access to broadband services on their farms. Nokia will contribute the technology to enable TIM to provide 4G coverage and support IoT
and other precision agricultural technologies that will boost yields and help to meet rising food demand.
There is currently next-to-no wireless broadband coverage of Brazil's agricultural areas (less than 7%). The companies supporting ConectarAGRO initiative will contribute to enable 500,000 Brazilian farms, for the first time, to connect their farm fleets, employ robots, temperature and moisture sensors, drone aerial images and GPS - boosting farm yields for soybeans, cotton, corn, sugar cane and many other crops while reducing fuel consumption, insecticides and water for irrigation. This will give a significant boost to Brazil's agribusiness segment, which in 2017 contributed to 23.5% of Brazilian GDP and accounted for nearly 80% of GDP growth.
As part of its contribution to the ConectarAGRO initiative, Nokia will develop and provide solutions for the agribusiness sector and Agriculture 4.0. Nokia's wireless broadband solutions include 4G/LTE and 5G, as well as satellite and microwave technology. These will provide a powerful connectivity platform for supporting advanced IoT solutions that improve efficient use of resources and boost productivity for farmers. Nokia is currently the only connectivity technology vendor contributing to ConectarAGRO and plans to expand its activities to other rural areas in Latin American and worldwide.