Indian network operator SenRa Tech Pvt. Ltd is using Senet solutions to grow its Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN).
Utilising 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 is designed to allow 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). It 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 to 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 minimise 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.