These cows already have 5G, and you don’t

The release of 5G in the US UU It can be hampered and scattered, thanks to stupid marketing gimmicks and a largely meaningless race, but next generation wireless speeds standard promises are already coming in full force across the Atlantic Ocean – for a herd of cows In England.

According to Reuters Cisco is testing the infrastructure for the eventual global release of 5G that could be used by several industries that are not traditionally in the technology bubble but still rely on increasingly sophisticated hardware and software . That includes agriculture. In this case, Cisco is testing 5G in three rural areas by giving farmers access to cow collars connected to 5G and auditory health monitoring tags that can transmit biometric data and help workers monitor the herd from afar.

One of the three sites participating in the test is the Government-funded Precision Innovation Center for Agricultural Engineering, or Agri-EPI Center, in Shepton Mallet, a small town in southwestern England. The farm has almost a third of its herd of 180 cows equipped with 5G collars and tags, Reuters reports .

It makes a lot of sense when you think about it: farms are large and extensive spaces, and cows are often shuffled between pastures and farm areas where they can be milked and controlled more easily. With 5G collars, Cisco says that farmers can control animals at all times of the day without having to physically walk to closely observe cows.

In addition, smart 5G collars help automate the milking process by wireless communication with a robotic milking system that allows the cow to approach the station at its own leisure, pass through the doors after a check ID and connect to the whole robot With little or no human intervention. The future is wonderful and strange, and farmers have access to it before you and me, because without them, we all die of hunger.

"We can connect to each cow, we can connect each animal on this farm," Nick Chrissos of Cisco Reuters said in what may be the strangest boast that a Cisco executive has uttered in public . "That's what 5G can do for agriculture: really unleash the power that we have within this farm, throughout the UK and around the world."

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