• Chat Mobility and Trilogy Networks together completed “Trilogy’s Unified Multi-Cloud Edge Network infrastructure.”
  • The project is spread across portions of Northwest Missouri and Southwest Iowa.
  • Trilogy, via the Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI), is collaborating with Chat Mobility.
  • Trilogy’s Unified Multi-Cloud Edge Network infrastructure will help boost Chat Mobility’s idea of using a 5G O-RAN network.

Announcement by Chat Mobility and Trilogy

Chat Mobility and Trilogy Networks, Inc., announced the completion of Trilogy’s Unified Multi-Cloud Edge Network infrastructure. The project has been completed across portions of Northwest Missouri and Southwest Iowa.

Trilogy’s Unified Multi-Cloud Edge Network infrastructure will help boost Chat Mobility’s idea of using the 5G O-RAN network and will play a crucial role in the agricultural sector by offering accurate agriculture solutions to thousand plus farms in their reporting areas.

Development of Precision Agriculture applications

The solutions comprise developing Precision Agriculture applications such as sensors, drones, and robotics being deployed throughout the farming and livestock industries. These solutions will allow agricultural companies and farmers to benefit from modern digital technology to enhance agricultural lands. Moreover, digital technology will help farmers make accurate decisions and control real-time data to obtain a high yield. It will also help reduce human resource costs, spoilage, energy costs, and insurance.

Unified Multi-Cloud Edge Network

Trilogy, via the Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI), collaborates with Chat Mobility to spread its Nationwide Single – Unified Edge Cloud Platform. 5G network deployments with virtualized Open RAN technologies need robust cloud and network infrastructure at cell sites and core locations in the network. Thus, with the deployment of Trilogy’s EdgeHub, EdgeRAN, and EdgeGate platforms, Chat Mobility gets an advantage to rapidly deploy the 5G network in selected areas of their operating territory.

Expert thoughts on collaboration

George Woodward, President and amp; CEO at Trilogy Networks, Inc. and Member of FCC Precision Agriculture Task Force, Connectivity Working Group at Federal Communications Commission, commented: “To accomplish this monumental task, technology and advancements in precision agriculture will be required and need to start immediately.  To support this, the FCC is allocating an initial USD 1B to address Precision Agriculture technology and deployments. This represents the first of many initiatives to support the 2.1 Million farms and USD 136B annual agriculture segment.  All of the advanced applications will benefit from a complete network evolution that includes both Private 5G systems and Multi-Cloud Edge Compute connectivity.”

Brian Spurgeon, General Manager for Chat Mobility, commented: “Trilogy’s deployment in our network gives us the capability and agility we need to build out a 5G network efficiently and cost-effectively. We successfully completed the deployment of high capacity edge computing and storage, within our telco partners central offices, and at several cell sites across Southwest Iowa.”

He further added, “This forward-looking initiative continues our history of delivering the cutting-edge solutions needed by our customers, in this case, real-time analytics at the far edge of the network covering thousands of square miles of rich agricultural lands.”

Besides, Chat and Trilogy, other RCI partners have passed the second phase deployment at Hurst Greenery as part of their Farm of the Future Series. On this, Woodward commented: “With the completion of this phase at Hurst Greenery, Trilogy, with the Rural Cloud Initiative, has created a deployment and blueprint model to replicate and scale Private LTE Systems and advanced precision Ag solutions all across rural America. Trilogy and RCI will be announcing a series of additional Multi-Cloud Edge network deployments over the next few months.”