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How do you say 5G in Welsh? Pimp-G…. and that’s exactly what we would like to do with our farm use case!

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  • Published by Crispin Moller on 16 Nov 2021
  • Last modified 16 Nov 2021
5G Wales Unlocked is looking to pimp up the farm we are working on in Monmouthshire!

We’ve already installed the latest 5G sensors from Utterberry whilst Cardiff University are working on the video analytics from the Meraki Cameras provided by Cisco to enhance the security and safety on the farm, and taking inspiration from Philip K Dick’s classic Do Androids dream of electric sheep we’ll be harnessing 5G connectivity on the farm to enhance its sheep counting capabilities.

And now, we would like to invite you to bring your 5G technology, solutions and ideas to the 150 acre tenant farm in central Monmouthshire. The farm, part of an historic private estate, is used for a mixture of small-scale arable and livestock (sheep) farming. The farm is approximately 6.5 km from the cell mast transmitting 5G in the 700 Mhz spectrum band. Just as importantly though, it is managed by a friendly farmer, open to new ideas like a tethered drone, a robot or anything 5G enabled that you think might make the farm more efficient and productive!

If you would like to test your solution on a public 5G network provided by BT (EE), in a beautiful rural environment, and you think your solution enhances and expands our farm use case then please contact Tom Allen with an outline of your proposition by the end of November. To ensure we can maximise opportunities presented by the DCMS project, and report results back by the end of March 2022, you should be comfortable and confident that your solution can be deployed by the end of December 2021. Whilst we can’t guarantee we’ll take it on, each idea will be considered for suitability, complementarity and fit against the Farmer’s operational needs.

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