SenRa’s LoRaWAN Network Reaches 50 Cities of India


SenRa is targeting to deploy its public LoRaWAN network in 60 cities by the end of this year and in 100 cities by the end of 2020.

 SenRa, a pan-India Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWANs) provider for long range-based (LoRa-based) Internet of Things (IoT) applications, has successfully deployed its LoRaWAN network in 50 cities of India.

IoT networks are critical to the infrastructure of smart cities and are the backbone of India’s digitalization efforts. With this new milestone, SenRa’s LoRaWAN network will play a big role in the development of smart cities in India, the company announced in a press release on Tuesday.

“This is an exciting time for SenRa. Every day we are expanding our public network and reaching more cities across India.  This effort is driving advancements and innovation in the space of IoT” said SenRa COO Dhananjay Sharma.

“We are not only able to provide commercial grade LoRaWAN network but also end-to-end LoRaWAN solutions ideal for smart city efforts,” he added.

Plans to expand it network to 10 more cities this year

The Smart City Mission is an effort to create a more sustainable and citizen friendly India and SenRa’s LoRaWAN network is being made available to support smart city projects such as parking, waste management, street lighting and utilities.

SenRa is targeting to deploy its public LoRaWAN network in 60 cities by the end of this year and in 100 cities by the end of 2020.

The company is currently deploying LPWANs throughout India for projects which require secure, reliable, long distance communication at low cost. SenRa is working with global partners to deploy smart solutions such as water metering, smart agriculture, smart lighting, logistics and gas meter.

SenRa promoting LoRaWAN standard

SenRa is a contributing member of the LoRa Alliance – an open, non-profit association formed in 2015 to develop and promote the LoRaWAN standard, which is the de facto global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity.

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 bi-directional communication, end-to-end security, mobility and localization services.

The LoRaWAN standard has been deployed by more than 120 major mobile network operators globally, and LoRaWAN connectivity is available in more than 140 countries, with continual expansion.