Currently, the (CARA MET) sensors use a LoRaWAN module for wireless communication. Although this technique performs properly, multiple base stations are required for coverage over a larger area. In addition, wireless updates take a lengthy time due to the limited bandwidth of LoRaWAN.
The goal of this project is to replace the current communication module with a 5G module. That will increase the range of the sensors, so fewer base stations will be needed to communicate with the cloud. Future firmware updates can also be performed faster. Furthermore, 5G allows for new features and applications in the future with the sensors. Think of algorithm-based crop prediction and making these predictions increasingly accurate.