Evaluation of Frequencies for the IoT Telemetry in Smart Agriculture

DOI 10.7160/aol.2021.130410
No 4/2021, December
pp. 119-126

Vokoun, T., Masner, J., Vaněk, J., Šimek, P. and Havránek, M. (2021) “Evaluation of Frequencies for the IoT Telemetry in Smart Agriculture", AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Vol. 13, No. 4, pp. 119-126. ISSN 1804-1930 DOI 10.7160/aol.2021.130410.


The IoT is becoming a widely known technology for the gathering of telemetry data, while mostly the concept of Smart cities is usually seen as the most challenging area for implementation. The different situations can be found in the smart agriculture concept, where different requirements and especially conditions exist. The purpose of this paper is to make an overview of IoT frequency bands available, with special focus on the situation in the EU, their theoretical usability and, using experimental measurements of typical background noise in different bands and calculations of transmission reliability on expected distance, estimate the practical usability of those technologies in the smart agriculture, compared to the smart city’s requirements. Most of the IoT installations outside 5G systems are in the 900 MHz band, but is this well-suitable for smart agriculture?


IoT, LoraWan, Sigfox, telemetry, FSPL.


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