- Canadian production of wine could see a boost in production thanks to Huawei
- Vineyards are exploring the application of wireless 5G to reach maximum efficiency
Huawei Canada and partners – Global UAV, ARHT Media, Telitek and Hub6 – have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in which they pledge to explore the possibilities of Huawei’s 5G applications in wine production.
Smart agriculture is on the rise worldwide. At the signing of the MOU at Willow Springs Winery in Ontario, Canada, Huawei Canada demonstrated some technological advances in agriculture, including drone-powered precision vineyard inspection, green backup power for the operation of wineries, a microclimate monitoring system that operates in real-time, drone delivery services and augmented reality holographic communication.
The CEO of Willow Springs Winery, Sheriden Huang, said the collaboration has allowed them to create an intelligent winery resulting in the efficient production of wine by using innovative wireless applications. He said the implementation of smart agriculture has drawn interest from around the world as the tools using 5G technology will yield better outcomes and greater wines.
The President of Huawei Canada Eric Li said there are more than 200 000 farms in Canada which could benefit from smart-agriculture. Smart agriculture such as the ability to predict and prevent disease, ensuring crop rotation and adequate irrigation and collecting data could result in far-reaching improvements, he said