TECH Tech China Weekly: digital farming, satellite service platform, 5G base stations

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Tech China Weekly: digital farming, satellite service platform, 5G base stations

Xinhua

17:01, November 24, 2019

BEIJING, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the highlights of China's key technology news from the past week:

DIGITAL FARMING

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Chinese experts have developed a "digital farming" technology to help herdsmen monitor their pastures, and manage livestock accurately.

Technologists from the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) developed a digital farming system, providing monthly information about grass growth, grassland yield and regional droughts.

They have also developed technologies and a smart phone app that could help farmers obtain real-time information about the behavior and diets of their livestock. The system could also help plan ranch production and precision feeding.

SATELLITE SERVICE PLATFORM

A Chinese company on Wednesday launched a satellite service platform to make satellite resources more accessible for users.

The new platform can provide users with integrated satellite resources through a ground station network, which is more streamlined and user-friendly, according to Yuan Hongyi from China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation.

5G BASE STATIONS

China has built 113,000 5G base stations and the number is expected to reach 130,000 by the end of the year, according to Miao Wei, minister of industry and information technology at the ongoing 2019 World 5G Convention in Beijing.

According to Miao, there have been 870,000 subscribers to the 5G packages in China and the development momentum is good.  

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