PORTSMOUTH, N.H. & DELHI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Senet, a leading provider of cloud-based software, global connectivity service platforms and network build-out for the Internet of Things (IoT), and SenRa Tech Pvt. Ltd., a Low-Power Wide-Area Network provider deploying LoRaWAN connectivity throughout India, today announced several partnership milestones related to the deployment and rapid expansion of SenRa’s LoRaWAN network.
Utilizing Senet’s cloud-based Managed Network Services for IoT (MNSi™), SenRa launched its LoRaWAN connectivity services in May 2017, establishing a foothold in India’s massive IoT solutions market. Senet’s MNSi allows network operators like SenRa to deploy LoRaWAN services on their local physical assets, such as towers and buildings, and use Senet’s Operations Support System (OSS) and Business Support System (BSS) platforms to manage the radio access network, onboard customers and facilitate business engagements while outsourcing the network management to Senet.
Leveraging Senet’s turnkey network design, consulting services and MNSi platform, SenRa initially deployed in India’s National Capital Region (NCR) and was able to begin offering branded LoRaWAN connectivity, customer support and IoT developer services in less than 90 days. While other operators in the area continue to conduct trials and testing, SenRa has been able to deploy commercial-grade network and reduce their go-to-market by 18 - 24 months.
SenRa measured success against several criteria, including operational support, network reliability under high volume testing and the flexibility of Senet’s network management system to support future expansion on an as-needed basis. In less than three months since launching their initial coverage in the NCR, SenRa has deployed across ten cities throughout India, including Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Pune.
“With Senet’s Managed Network Services, we’ve been able to exceed our network build-out goals and quickly engage customers to help them deliver IoT solutions to one of the most populated regions of the world,” said Ali Hosseini, Chief Executive Officer of SenRa. “The responsiveness and technical acumen of Senet’s support team has exceeded my expectations, allowing us to reduce our onboarding time for new hires and minimize issues as we aggressively deploy our network throughout India.”
Now a fully operational LoRaWAN network operator, SenRa is supporting several initiatives that address environmental and sustainability issues, including collaborating with cities across India to address water scarcity, water pollution and water consumption challenges. SenRa recently published a white paper demonstrating how LoRaWAN can be used to contribute to India’s Smart Cities Mission. The white paper is available for download at www.senraco.com/index.php/smart-water/#whitepaper/.
“SenRa’s success in deploying and expanding their LoRaWAN network across India is a great example of how Senet’s OSS and BSS platforms can reduce operator resource requirements and cost, while improving time-to-market and accelerating time-to-revenue,” said Bruce Chatterley, CEO & President at Senet. “We look forward to growing our partnership with SenRa as the adoption of IoT solutions continues to accelerate throughout India.”
Senet will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress (www.mobileworldcongress.com) from February 26 - March 1 in Barcelona at the LoRa Alliance Pavilion (Hall 8.0, Stand D3). Senet and SenRa will be partnering to showcase how Senet’s OSS and BSS platforms can be used to rapidly enable network operators with LoRaWAN connectivity.
About Senet, Inc.
A Founding and Contributing member of the LoRa Alliance, Senet is the leader in global Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity used to instrument the physical world and enable businesses to revolutionize their operations. With core values centered around changing the world for the better, Senet is committed to promoting IoT Network and Network Management innovation, and supports an open partner ecosystem to ensure that IoT realizes its full potential of delivering economic, environmental, and social improvements. Senet is dedicated to supporting the LoRaWAN protocol as the open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) connectivity for IoT solutions across all industries. For additional information, visit http://www.senetco.com.
About SenRa Tech Pvt. Ltd.
SenRa, a contributing member of the LoRa Alliance™, is a LPWAN provider for IoT/M2M applications. SenRa is currently deploying LPWANs throughout India for projects which require secure, reliable, long distance communication at low cost. We work with partners deploying environmentally friendly solutions such as water meters, air quality monitors, smart agriculture solutions, electric and power meters. For additional information, visit: http://www.senraco.com.