Successful wi-fi trial on remote government research farm shows potential for outback businesses.

A collaboration between the NT Government and Agrinet has established widespread wi-fi coverage across the 3,100ha Douglas Daly Research Farm.

The technology, which gives farmers mobile phone coverage where previously there was none, is not reliant on a service provider and is suitable for farms with any type of internet connection.

Widespread wi-fi coverage can mean better cattle management, increased worker safety, improved social connections, and the ability to keep pace with rapidly changing technology.

The wi-fi technology from the trial is designed to be installed and maintained by farmers, removing the need for telecommunications experts to travel and work on-site.