LoRa Alliance is Coming to India to Promote Smart Tech for a Sustainable Planet

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  • SenRa has become the platinum sponsor of the LoRaWAN Live! event in India
  • India LoRaWAN market is expected to grow at 53.6 percent CAGR by 2026.
  • SenRa is targeting to deploy its public LoRaWAN network in 100 cities by the end of 2020.   

The LoRa Alliance, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN standard for the Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), is bringing the ‘LoRaWAN Live!’ event in India next month.

The event, scheduled to take place on October 17, 2019 at the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity Hotel, will focused on “Smart Tech for a Sustainable Planet,” and showcase how the LoRaWAN standard is enabling a plethora of applications that enhance quality of life and environmental sustainability.

The association on Tuesday announced that India-based SenRa, a pan-India LPWANs provider for LoRaWAN-based IoT applications, has become the Platinum Sponsor of the event.

As part of the sponsorship, SenRa CEO Ali Hosseini will deliver a keynote titled “LoRaWAN Drives India’s IoT Ecosystem” during the morning session.

“Strong market projections for LoRaWAN adoption in India and the Asia-Pacific region are precisely why the LoRa Alliance is coming to New Delhi in October,” said Donna Moore, CEO and Chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance.

India LoRaWAN market likely to see a boom in next six years

According to industry research firm InForGrowth’s (IFG’s) 2019 Global LoRaWAN Market 2018–2026 report, the Asia-Pacific LoRaWAN market is expected to reach US $4,729.2M by 2026, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 51.4 percent.

India itself is expected to outpace this growth at 53.6 percent CAGR during the same period.

SenRa has successfully deployed its public LoRaWAN network in 50 cities of India and is targeting to cover 60 cities by the end of this year and 100 cities by the end of 2020.

“There is no question that India is a rapidly growing market for LoRaWAN technology,” said Hosseini.

He added, “We’re driving adoption of the standard with an aggressive rollout of LoRaWAN networks—having just announced our 50th city deployment in India—and are on track to deploy networks in 100 cities by the end of next year. With these networks, and our product and service solutions, SenRa and LoRaWAN will play a major role in the development of Smart Cities in India.”

LoRaWAN Standard

The LoRaWAN standard is a low-power, wide-area networking (LPWAN) protocol designed to wirelessly connect battery-operated “things” to the internet in regional, national or global networks to deliver actionable data and improve efficiencies. It targets key Internet of Things (IoT) requirements such as bidirectional communication, end-to-end security, mobility and localization services.

Formed in 2015, the LoRa Alliance has become one of the largest and fastest-growing alliances in the technology sector. Its members closely collaborate and share expertise to develop and promote the LoRaWAN standard, which is the de facto global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity.

Longjam Dineshwori

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