Arauco and Latin American digital transformation leader Sonda partner on 'Illuminated Forest' in Chile; covering 700,000 hectares, it will provide high-speed 4G Internet to rural communities and real-time connectivity in Arauco's forestry operations

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SANTIAGO, Chile , June 30, 2022 (press release) –

Can you imagine such a large technological project, capable of providing connectivity to hundreds of rural communities, as well as contributing to the prevention of forest catastrophes?

This is what "Bosque Iluminado" is all about, the project promoted by the SONDA and Arauco alliance which, through a large-scale technological innovation, makes it possible to monitor environmental variables, operations and processes, extracting the necessary data for efficient decision-making and the generation of fire prevention strategies, as well as democratising access to high-speed Internet.

The "Bosque Iluminado" project covers around 700,000 hectares of Chilean territory between the regions of O'Higgins and Los RĂ­os, providing high-speed 4G Internet connection to small towns and rural communities in the area. and rural communities in the area, becoming a breakthrough in digitisation, benefiting the development and quality of life of the people.

The project implemented by SONDA will also improve the connection between Arauco 's operations and production processes , analysing and processing all the information gathered from IoT devices and sensors through Artificial Intelligence, allowing for better and more efficient management of resources and prevention strategies. IoT devices and sensors through Artificial Intelligence, enabling better and more efficient management of resources and prevention strategies.

The implementation of this project will allow Arauco to monitor and measure environmental conditions, prevent fires thanks to the early detection of risks through cameras and IoT sensors, devices that will in turn will mean an increase in safety for both the company's sites and its surroundings.

 

Technology applied in the forest industry

In recent years, more and more forestry operators around the world are adopting IoT and AI-based solutions to optimise their operations. It is well known that data in forest management used to be inaccurate, unreliable and took months to management was known to be inaccurate, unreliable and took months to obtain. The development of these technologies has improved forest management in all respects, with new concepts emerging in the industry coined in response to this digital transformation, such as the such as precision forestry, Forests 4.0 or smart agriculture, among others.

At SONDA, we offer our knowledge, experience and strategic vision for the development and implementation of technological solutions and services that support the responsible digital transformation of cities and societies. of cities and societies. The SONDA & Arauco alliance reinforces our commitment to the development of increasingly smart cities that benefit the quality of life of their inhabitants.

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