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SenRa Achieves 50 City LoRaWAN Milestone in India

By Juhi Fadia

SenRa, a PAN India provider of Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) for long range-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications, has announced it has deployed 50 LoRaWAN networks in a growing number of cities.

The company aims to deploy network coverage across India in 100 cities by 2020, part of the Government of India's Smart City Mission.

IoT networks are a critical part of the infrastructure of Smart Cities and the cornerstone of the “Digital India” mission of the government.  SenRa, along with several other network service providers, are contributing to the rapid evolution of Smart Cities in India.

“This is an exciting time for SenRa,” said SenRa COO Dhananjay Sharrma.“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.”

SenRa is engaged in establishing LPWANs across India for projects which entail secure, reliable, long-distance communication at low cost. SenRa is commissioning with global partners to avail smart solutions to water metering, smart agriculture, smart lighting, logistics and digital gas meters.

SenRa has also partnered this year with Los Angeles-based IoT firm myDevices to launch “IoT in A Box (News - Alert)” solutions to be used for industrial purposes. Sharrma also said“We are not only able to provide just commercial-grade LoRaWAN network but also end-to-end LoRaWAN solutions ideal for smart city efforts.”

Considering the health threats posed by climate change, population growth, and the demands placed upon city governments to bring services to citizens, India’s national Smart City mission is an effort to create a more sustainable and friendly India. SenRa’s LoRaWAN network is being made available to support smart city smart projects including parking, waste management, street lighting, and utilities. The company’s recent IoT analytics platform, Ginjer, has became popular for IoT end-to-end solutions.

“I am very proud of the SenRa team for their hard work and dedication to our vision to bring connectivity to every major city in India,” said Ali Hosseini, founder and CEO of SenRa. “It has been a privilege and joy to collaborate with national, state and local leaders to plan, implement and manage connected services as part of one of the largest and most meaningful mass Smart City deployments in the world. We’re also deeply appreciative of our ecosystem partners and the non-profit and industry organizations who have made standardization and scale possible. This is a great day for all participants, and a great day for India.”

In June, at the LoRa Alliance 11th All Members Meeting & LoRaWAN Live day in Berlin, Germany Hosseini was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the LoRa Alliance.

As of May 2018, SenRa had coverage in 14 cities across India, including the  National Capital Region (NCR), Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, and Pune. In the following 16 months, SenRa deployed an additional 36 cities, more than doubling its ability to stand up city-wide networks.

In related news, the LoRa Alliance, a global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN standard for the Internet of Things (IoT) low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), shared the program for its upcoming LoRaWAN Live event which will take place at the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity Hotel in New Delhi, India next month.

The event will revolve around the topics related to the theme of Smart Tech for a Sustainable Planet and will feature deployments, applications, and ROI that can leverage the LoRaWAN standard to conserve critical resources and improve quality of life.


Juhi Fadia is an engineer, analyst, researcher and writer covering advanced and emerging technologies.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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