SK Telecom to deploy IoT based fish farm management system

SK Telecom will implement an IoT (Internet of Things)-based fish farm management system at an eel farm in Gochang, North Jeolla Province.

SK Telecom, together with BD, is developing the management system which will improve the current farm management process with the help of IoT technologies based on wireless sensor networks.

The project will enable farmers to remotely monitor their fish tanks in real-time through smart devices including smartphone.

SK Telecom aims to commercialize the IoT-based fish farm management system in the first half of next year. After applying the system to about 450 eel farms across the nation, the company plans to expand the project to different species of fish.

SK Telecom plans to enter overseas markets including Japan and China.

IoT-based fish farm management system enable farmers to use three sensors which are installed on each fish tank to measure water temperature, quality and oxygen level. Water quality monitoring equipment will digitize and display the data from the sensors and send them to SUN (Smart Utility Network), a new near field communications technology.

SK Telecom IoT project for eel farm in Korea

SUN will collect and transmit data using LTE networks to Mobius, an IoT platform of SK Telecom. Mobius will send the data again to a fish tank management server for analysis and finally the users can check the tank status on the smartphones.

Real-time monitoring feature and optimal information on fish farming will enable farmers to enhance productivity of their business while bringing revolutionary change to the farm management process by enabling farmers to manage risk factors simply with their smartphones.