Trimble has partnered with Kyivstar, Ukraine’s largest telecommunications company, to install positioning technology that will aid customers in conducting high-performance precision agriculture, regardless of season, crop, terrain, or vehicle.
The new Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) network provides nationwide Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) correction services.
Available to users as an annual subscription service, the new network will be built using Trimble’s hardware and software positioning technology, which provides customers with easy and reliable high-accuracy real-time or post-processed GNSS corrections data for agriculture, construction, geospatial, Internet of Things (IoT) and other commercial operations.
“We understand how important it is to invest in Ukraine’s economy right now, which is why we continue to launch technological solutions that will help businesses work even more efficiently,” says Illya Polshakov, new business development director of Kyivstar. “I am sure that the RTK correction signal service will facilitate the work of our customers from various industries.”
As part of a revenue-sharing model with Kyivstar, the network will be installed on Kyivstar’s communication towers and will use Trimble Alloy™ reference receivers and Trimble Zephyr™ model 3 antennas. Trimble Alloy delivers current and near-future constellation GNSS tracking, absolute positioning capabilities and user-friendly design. The Zephyr 3 antenna’s capabilities provide optimal functionality in permanent installations. The network will also leverage the Trimble Pivot Platform software. This solution manages CORS stations and generates highly accurate GNSS corrections to provide the network operator and end users with a reliable, seamless, and efficient workflow.
“For agriculture, construction, geospatial, and IoT professionals who rely on centimeter-level accuracy, the Kyivstar network will provide a robust and reliable positioning solution,” said Olivier Casabianca, vice president, of Trimble Positioning Services. “This will help their customers optimize workflows, improve productivity, and deliver operational efficiency.”
The first phase of the installation will include 41 communication towers and is expected to be completed by the end of this year. The second phase will comprise 150 additional buildings and is expected to be completed in 2024. Subscriptions to the service will be available through Kyivstar. Trimble’s local geospatial distributor KMC Ltd., will provide maintenance and support to Kyivstar.