If You Can Make It Here, You Can Make It Anywhere: LoRaWAN Arrives in the Big Apple


Senet, one of the largest and fastest growing LoRaWAN network service providers in the world, announced today with partners it expanded the buildout of its public LoRaWAN network across all five boroughs of New York City.

Through the combined operation of Senet’s tower-based carrier-grade network deployment, RAN partner networks, and its “extended coverage” integration with the Helium Network, Senet’s New York City network is now one of the largest and densest metropolitan public LoRaWAN deployments in North America.

Senet’s cloud-based software and services platforms enable connectivity and on-demand network buildouts for the Internet of Things (IoT). Senet has been collaborating with Helium Network, in this case providing access to over 27,500 Helium-compatible hotspots in the New York City area, densifying and extending LoRaWAN network coverage offered by Senet.

“IoT technologies are increasingly influencing how some of the world’s largest cities build and operate municipal infrastructure and optimize service delivery, and with this cutting-edge network deployment, New York City will be positioned at the forefront of this new wave of innovation, said Bruce Chatterley, CEO of Senet. “Senet’s New York City network is one of the largest and densest metropolitan deployments of public LoRaWAN connectivity in North America and we look forward to continued partnerships with municipal and business leaders to help drive operational efficiencies, resource conservation, and overall economic vitality.”

Customers in New York City can now use Senet as their carrier grade onramp to the Helium network. By onboarding their solutions through Senet, the company says customers benefit from robust network and device management services, delivering the highest levels of reliability and responsiveness for scaled IoT applications.

This dense network coverage offers immediate and measurable value to solution providers and end customers. For example, according to the company, one of Senet’s major customers experienced a 25% increase in outdoor connected asset reporting because of gaining access to Helium coverage in New York City through Senet’s managed network services.

With the capacity to connect and manage millions of sensor based IoT devices throughout New York City, Senet is working with municipal leaders, commercial and residential building management solution providers, and utilities to launch and expand a variety of infrastructure modernization, municipal service delivery, and resource sustainability programs.

Use cases include gas leak detection to improve safety, including building monitoring solutions for multi-dwelling units in New York City, along with water leak detection, equipment malfunctions and pest management. 

Compliance monitoring for mobile food vendor services throughout New York City is another use case, adjacent to existing deployments with quick service restaurants in the region that are using LoRaWAN sensors connected to Senet’s network to automate temperature monitoring. It allows them to replace manual processes with digital records and provide enhanced visibility into operating conditions and food safety.

The LoRa Alliance, the global association of companies backing the open LoRaWAN standard for IoT low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs), in May of this year announced the number of public LoRaWAN networks available globally has grown by 66% over the past three years.

“Historically, public LPWAN network deployment was driven by mobile network operators (MNOs); however, much of the recent growth has been enabled largely by non-MNOs that are building critical dedicated infrastructure to support the expanding needs of LPWAN IoT,” the Alliance says.

Senet and Helium will be discussing their integration and benefits to customers at the upcoming Helium House NYC event on Tuesday, September 20th being held at The Altman Building. Senet will also be presenting use cases and highlighting its partnerships at the upcoming Dense Networks New York City Connected Cities Tour being held at The Palm on Thursday, October 13th. 

Arti Loftus is an experienced Information Technology specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the research, writing, and editing industry with many published articles under her belt.

Edited by Erik Linask

Special Correspondent

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