Senet Expands its LPWAN Offering with 8 Channel Microcell Solutions

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 18, 2016

FREMONT, CA: Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks have been gaining significant ground in recent years, competing strongly with cellular networks. The main advantage of cellular networks is broad coverage, but there still exist many locations with poor or no coverage. Moreover, for many Internet of Things (IoT) applications, cellular networks are impractical due to its high power consumption. Senet, a provider of LPWAN with Long Range (LoRa) technology modulation for IoT and M2M applications, has further expanded its portfolio with the launch of two new microcell solutions. 

"The microcell solutions transform how LPWAN networks will scale and evolve to meet the needs of a wider set of applications, deployment environments and cost requirements at scale, especially as an augmentation to our existing macrocell deployments. At a fraction of the cost of macrocell only deployments, it will now be possible to service many ROI driven applications across a variety of different verticals,” says George Dannecker, CEO, Senet.

Senet’s existing network solutions comprises of 64 channel macrocells which require lengthy planning processes and implementation cycles. In addition, deployment of macrocells involves huge expenses as they have to be installed in elevated towers. However, the latest 8 channel microcells from Senet can easily be deployed anywhere without requiring elevated towers or other infrastructure, thereby, reducing both costs as well as implementation cycles.

To introduce the microcell solutions to the market, Senet has announced that the company is partnering with gateway providers, MultiTech and Kerlink, with support for more providers in the pipeline over the coming months. “Senet has taken a leadership role in North America by deploying a public LoRa-based network for the IoT. LPWAN technologies are a key enabler for growth of IoT and Senet’s microcell offering will improve coverage in difficult-to-reach areas and will further accelerate deployment of IoT solutions,” adds Dima Tokar, Co-Founder and CTO, MachNation, IoT Research Firm.