100 U.S. cities covered by Senet LoRa network for IoT
As network operators around the world continue to build out dedicated internet of things (IoT) networks, Senet hit a major milestone today with coverage of 100 U.S. cities.
According to the company, plans call for doubling the number of cities covered in the remainder of 2016.
“We continue to execute on our plan of building out the network in the U.S. and are thrilled to have reached this milestone,” said George Dannecker, president & CEO of Senet. “This clearly demonstrates our leadership position in building and operating LPWAN networks at scale. However, network coverage and growth are only one piece of the puzzle in commercializing high-ROI IoT applications, which is why we will continue to focus on helping these applications get deployed more quickly and will be making further investments and announcements in that area.”
Earlier in the year, Senet joined the international LoRa Alliance, which is dedicated to developing an international LPWAN standard around long-range, low bit rate networks. To achieve this Senet uses a combination of macro and micro cell infrastructure. ‘
Ovum Principal Analyst for Intelligent Networks said, “One of the key success factors in these early days of LPWAN IoT networks is achieving scale to attract both the attention of enterprise users and the application developers who want to reach those enterprises. As a result of this milestone companies wanting to work in the IoT space will certainly want to take note of Senet.”
Senet notes that its IoT modules, coupled with its network, can connect over a distance of around 15 miles with battery life in the 10 year range.
Another major player in the global and domestic IoT network space is French company Sigfox, which is in process of a 10-city U.S. deployment; those cities are San Fransisco, San Jose and Los Angeles, Calif.; New York; Boston; Atlanta; Austin, Houston and Dallas, Texas; and Chicago.