Largest Metropolitan Deployment of LoRaWAN Connectivity in North America Readies the Region to Benefit from IoT Solutions Deployed at Scale
Senet, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software and services platforms that enable global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the Internet of Things (IoT) today announced it is significantly expanding the build out of its public network operating on the LoRaWAN® standard across the Tampa Bay Metropolitan Region. With dense carrier-grade coverage already in place to support Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for water utilities, Senet is expanding its network to cover over 1,600 square miles across Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, including the cities of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg. This network will be the largest and densest metropolitan deployment of public carrier-grade LoRaWAN connectivity in North America, providing capacity to support millions of IoT device connections from over 80 planned tower sites.
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Senet's Tampa Bay Metro Region Carrier-Grade LoRaWAN® Network (Graphic: Business Wire)
Due to gateway density and signal strength, the network will provide both broad outdoor coverage and indoor penetration, making Senet’s Tampa Bay Area public LoRaWAN network an ideal connectivity choice for energy & utility, municipal (Smart City), manufacturing and distribution, asset tracking and multi-location campus enterprise solutions. Water and gas utility companies, for example, can enhance their service offerings by implementing additional infrastructure monitoring and safety applications such as leak detection, valve control and asset tracking, while municipalities and businesses can instrument their operations with low-cost sensors connected to Senet’s network to drive productivity and offer new services to their citizens and customers.
“As IoT technologies are increasingly influencing how we design, develop, build, and operate the world’s physical infrastructure, our vision is to design networks that create a focal point of innovation for high-growth regions like Tampa Bay Metro area,” said Bruce Chatterley, CEO of Senet. “The combination of customer readiness, economic growth and a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem make this a great location to advance our infrastructure investments to help drive and support ongoing municipal and business efficiencies, resource conservation and overall economic vitality.”
Senet’s Tampa Bay Area LoRaWAN network is being expanded on a rolling construction schedule and will be complete by the end of 2021. The network already has densely deployed areas and is available immediately for use in both pilots and commercial applications. To maximize the value this new digital infrastructure brings to the region, Senet is collaborating with regional organizations, partners and end customers to develop solution interest and understand unique application and coverage requirements. Those interested in collaborating with Senet on IoT ecosystem development and application deployment in the Tampa Bay Metro Region can contact us at: https://go.senetco.com/Tampa-Bay-Metro-LoRaWAN or call +1 877-807-5755.
“Senet’s leadership position in deploying and managing public and private carrier-grade LoRaWAN network services for the utilities market has led to a natural extension into critical infrastructure and essential business IoT applications across markets. Senet’s Tampa Bay LoRaWAN network deployment is an exciting development for the LoRaWAN ecosystem,” said Mohan Maheswaran, president and CEO of Semtech.
Senet operates the largest and most densely deployed public carrier-grade LoRaWAN network in the United States, deployed in over 29 states, covering over 1,300 cities, serving a population of over 55 million people and processing millions of transactions daily.
About Senet, Inc.
Senet develops cloud-based software and services used by Network Operators, Application Developers, and System Integrators for the on-demand deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) networks. In addition to industrial and commercial applications, Senet has designed smart meter networks for many municipal water utility districts across the United States, representing millions of households. With a multi-year head start over competing Low Power Wide Area Network technologies, Senet offers technology in over eighty countries and owns and operates the largest publicly available LoRaWAN® network in the United States. Our disruptive go-to-market models and critical technical advantages have helped us become a leading connectivity provider with recognized expertise in building and operating global IoT networks. For additional information, visit www.senetco.com.