Qualcomm Wireless Reach is Improving Safety and Livelihoods for Fishermen in India

Jul 24, 2017 11:05 AM ET
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To celebrate 10 years of changing lives, Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is launching a new video each week showcasing one of its impactful projects and highlighting the engineers behind the technology. Check out this video to learn more about how the Fisher Friend mobile application is harnessing wireless solutions to enable a new generation of fishermen in India to earn their livelihoods in a safer and more profitable manner. You’ll meet Panneerselvam, a third-generation fisherman, and Kirk Burroughs, Senior Director of Technology. Panneerselvam and thousands of fishermen along India’s coast rely on Fisher Friend, and Kirk explains how GPS and wireless connectivity allows them to use the app’s features to check the weather and ocean conditions, receive disaster alerts, map the coordinates of prime fish catches, check current market prices and more.

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