SenRa Reaches 30-city Mark with LoRa Network Rollout

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SenRa is planning for a pan-India coverage with LPWAN network and boost India’s IoT market share which currently stands at 23 per cent of the global market

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SenRa, low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWANs) provider for long range-based (LoRa) Internet of Things (IoT) applications has announced that it has successfully deployed the network across 30 cities in India. The network aims to boost the adoption of LoRaWAN in India, which, in turn, will support smart cities’ development across the country.

Cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Chandigarh are included within SenRa’s coverage area.

Pan India goal

Expressing delight over the achievement, Dhananjay Sharma, COO, SenRa said, “I am so proud of our team today. We started network deployments in November of 2017 in the NCR area. It is only fitting that one year later, we have reached our 30 city deployment goals ahead of schedule.” He added that SenRa would continue to deploy network aggressively and achieve the long-term vision of a PAN India LoRaWAN network.

Smart city mission

The Indian government had introduced a mission of 100 smart cities and approved a budget of Rs. 98,000 crores for the same and rejuvenation for 500 other cities. In February 2018, the Department of Telecommunications announced the vision to enable access for connecting to 1 billion IoT/ M2M sensors/devices by 2020 and 5 billion by 2022.

SenRa has been deploying network in the selected smart cities where they have successfully deployed smart city solutions like smart water metering, smart street lighting, smart waste bins and smart parking. 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.

SenRa’s LPWAN

LPWAN or Low Power Wide Area Network refers to several implementations and protocols, both open-source and proprietary. It provides the longest range with a low data rate. It uses a technology designed to connect low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in harsh environments that were previously challenging or cost-prohibitive to connect.

With its penetration capability, 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.

Anumita Das

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