Telecom operators can play a very vital role in the development of agriculture sector. They can ease farmers at the same time benefit from connect agriculture. Telecom operators can benefit from an increased number of connections to offer greater potential for additional value added services. Connected Agriculture: Role of Telecom Operators for Driving Efficiency in Agriculture.
Many telecom operators offer connectivity services but strive to get only small portion of revenue. Telecom operators are also expected to provide IoT services so that they can generate revenue growth.
Connected Agriculture: Role of Telecom Operators for Driving Efficiency in Agriculture
According to “Connected Agriculture” report, by 2020 the total market for telecom operators in agriculture is expected to be as large as USD 12.9 billion from the perspective of vertical integration, marketing and value added services. The future collaboration of telecom operators with LPWA providers will strongly benefit operators.
Agriculture is a vital subject in Pakistan and collaborating it with telecom operators is a very positive step. Agriculture is the backbone of Pakistan’s economy as it accounts for 25% of national income, employs 45% of the country’s total workforce and provides livelihood to 60% of our rural community.
Farmer’s access to the relevant information and adoption of ICT and telecom value added services by rural community can bring revolution in agriculture production. Telecom operators are considered exemplary growth model globally. Agriculture sector in Pakistan can be modeled by adopting telecom to get benefits.