Kerlink & SenRa deploying IoT smart-city networks in India to reach goal of 100 cities in 2020
SenRa, a PAN India low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) provider for LoRa®-based IoT applications, teamed up with Kerlink to complete its ambitious program to reach a target of 100 cities by the end of 2020.
Under this collaboration, SenRa’s Smart City Mission will rely on Kerlink’s LoRaWAN® products and solutions, including the company’s new industrial-grade WirnetTM iStation with fully integrated internal antennas and 4G backhaul connectivity, and Wirnet iFemtoCell gateway, designed for deep indoor applications.
The deployments are part of India’s Smart Cities Mission, which was launched to create a more sustainable and citizen-friendly India. SenRa’s LoRaWAN networks are dedicated to supporting smart city projects such as parking, waste management, street lighting, and metering. SenRa and Kerlink are on track to deploy public LoRaWAN® networks in 100 cities by the end of 2020, building on SenRa’s earlier deployments.
“Wirnet iStation is a unique, robust, and reliable IoT gateway that is ideal for outdoor IoT connectivity,” said Girish Dadheech, vice president of Kerlink India. “Its combination of simple installation, superior technical characteristics, and weather-hardened design is a perfect fit for SenRa’s smart-city program.”
The collaboration was announced Oct. 17, during LoRaWAN® Live in New Delhi, a full-day event focused on advancing business opportunities in the IoT and highlighting why LoRaWAN is widely recognized as the de facto LPWAN technology.
“Kerlink is a global leader in delivering high-performance, robust and reliable IoT networks in any environmental conditions, including India’s monsoon season. In addition, the company’s package of highly consistent, future-proof, and compact range of solutions enables quick network deployment, update, and overall operation.”
Ali Hosseini, SenRa CEO & founder