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Bell MTS and University of Manitoba launch IoT in agriculture initiative

Bell MTS today announced a $500,000 contribution to the University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign to launch a visionary new initiative: the Bell MTS Innovations in Agriculture Program, providing students at one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions with opportunities to develop Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for application in agriculture and food sciences.

“As the Canadian leader in communications network and service innovation, Bell MTS fully appreciates the vital contributions our country’s top schools are making to technology design and development,” said Stephen Howe, Bell’s Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President. “We’re very pleased to work with the University of Manitoba to create this opportunity for students and faculty to develop new and better IoT solutions for a sector that is a mainstay of Manitoba’s economy and important to all Canadians.”

Enabling broadband access to real-time operational data of all kinds, IoT applications can help improve the production of food resources through managing the location and performance of farm machinery, remote analysis of soil samples, field conditions, seeding rate and crop health, and monitoring of storage and processing operations.

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