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Friday, April 12, 2019

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

The rollout of 5G in the US may be hobbled and scattershot, thanks to silly marketing gimmicks and a largely meaningful race to the be first, but the next-gen wireless speeds the standard promises are already arriving in full force across the Atlantic Ocean — for a herd of cows in England.

According to Reuters, Cisco is testing infrastructure for the eventual global rollout of 5G that could be used by various industries that are not traditionally in the tech bubble but are still dependent on increasingly sophisticated hardware and software. That includes farming. In this case, Cisco is trying out 5G in three rural locations by giving farmers access to 5G-connected cow collars and health-monitoring ear tags that can transmit biometric...

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Source:
The Verge - Tech Posts

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