By Will Townsend
With spotty coverage, communication is dependent on bursting within coverage areas. 5G fixed and mobile deployments utilizing Massive MIMO technology should dramatically improve rural connectivity, as well as the CBRS “OnGo” initiative aimed at freeing up spectrum. This should facilitate a more consistent interface to John Deere’s cloud services, which promise to deliver near real-time analytic processing tailored down to the acre. John Deere says this will help farmers improve crop yields and reduce the use of herbicides, through the automatic adjustment of farming equipment.