SenRa, an Indian Low-Power Wide-Area Networks provider, announced its network was so far deployed in 30 cities in India. Cities with SenRa’s LoRaWAN coverage include Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Chandigarh. SenRa’s said its network deployment is an effort to accelerate the adaptation of LoRaWAN in the region and contribute to the development of smart cities throughout India.
In June 2016, the government of India launched a “100 Smart cities mission” and approved a budget of USD 14 billion for the development of 100 smart cities and the rejuvenation of 500 others. The project is an effort to create a more sustainable and citizen-friendly India.
SenRa has been aggressively deploying its network in the selected smart cities and has successfully deployed products such as smart water metering, smart street lighting, smart waste bins and smart parking. The Department of Telecommunications announced in February its vision to enable access for connecting 1 billion IoT/M2M sensors/devices by 2020 and 5 billion by 2022