SenRa Plans to Connect 100 Smart Cities with LoRa Network by 2020


After completing the coverage of 30 smart cities, SenRa is now aiming to connect all of the 100 smart cities of India with LoRa Network 

SenRa, Low-power Wide-Area Networks (LPWANs) provider for long range-based (LoRa) Internet of Things (IoT) applications, is planning to connect all of India’s 100 smart cities by 2020. The New Delhi-based startup is hopeful to successfully deploy the network across all the planned cities by 2020.

A LoRaWAN gateway deployed on a building or tower can connect to sensors more than 10 miles away or to water meters deployed underground or in basements.

SenRa’s smart city solutions

The company had recently completed the coverage of 30 cities across India in terms of smart city solutions such as smart water metering, smart street lighting, smart waste bins and smart parking. It covered cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Chandigarh.

SenRa started rolling out its network in November 2017 and it reached the 30-city mark in December 2018. Its next target is to cover 60 cities by 2019 and by 2020, it plans to cover all of the 100 smart cities of India.

Ali Hosseini, CEO and Founder, SenRa, said that it was critical to have a countrywide network built on IoT and machine to machine (M2M) that would sustain applications. He added that LPWAN was the key to the IoT network worldwide.

As per a recent IoT Analytics report, SenRa plays a major role in India’s IoT market which stands at about 23 per cent of the total global market.

Industrial IoT will be key driver

According to the CEO, IIoT or Industrial IoT will drive the growth of IoT in India. He believes that India will pose a $15 billion IoT market by 2020 and of this, IIoT will drive 3 to 4 billion in the future.

SenRa is currently conducting a pilot project for Chandigarh Traffic Police for offering smart parking solution.