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Helium and Nibiaa Partnership Announcement

Updated: May 4

Here’s the Tea: Nibiaa Brings Premium Brews to The People’s Network

What if we told you that there was a company hoping to introduce hundreds of early agricultural communities to The People’s Network? While many people think of smart building and home IoT applications for this kind of large-scale deployment, Nibiaa is passionate about a more consumable product: Tea.

In Nibiaa’s home country India, the potential speaks for itself: There are just over 1,500 large tea estates that include an average landholding of 740 acres each. There are also 45,000 small tea growers with an average landholding of 25 acres in North East India. For these small farms, every 25 acres would require about 10 Helium-compatible sensors with a full-scale deployment including approximately 295 sensors across 740 acres.

Those who are quick with math will see that this could equate to over 13 million new sensors on The People’s Network. And that would be just the beginning, as those sensors would cover only the amount needed for small tea growers in India.

How did Nibiaa go from just an idea to the ambitious company it is today? Much like Helium started with a single Hotspot, Nibiaa’s origin story began with a simple conversation. Professor N. Irabanta Singh, an agricultural researcher for over 40 years, and his son, Aeroshil, who has a background in technology, sat down one day to discuss how agriculture and technology might be combined to help local farmers in India.

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