Solving the challenges of cost and connectivity for Australian agriculture
Connectivity is one of the largest obstacles for regional and rural areas. Goanna Ag is building a nationwide Rural loT Network in partnership with Australian carrier NNNCo, to bring smarter and more accurate agriculture solutions to farmers. Based on the global standard Long Range Wide Area Network technology (known as LoRaWAN), the network brings low-cost connectivity to areas that other technologies cannot easily reach. LoRaWAN networks are extremely well suited to agricultural requirements and are already used in farms across Europe and the USA. Affordable LoRaWAN-enabled sensors are widely available and a LoRaWAN on-farm gateway can cost-effectively cover large areas and connect to thousands of sensors. Overall, sensors, devices and connectivity are now half the cost they used to be.