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Chariot and SenRa roll out IoT services in India

Steve Rogerson
September 13, 2017
 
Two Indian companies are partnering to roll-out LoRa-based services throughout the country. Start-up Chariot will be using SenRa’s low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) to deploy offerings such as connected water meters, parking sensors and street lighting.
 
"We here at Chariot want to make sure that we are providing our customers with the best end-to-end solutions," said Nilay Mehrotra, chief executive officer of Chariot. "By selecting SenRa as a strategic partner, we know we can meet our customer expectations and provide them with reliable, low cost and long range solutions."
 
SenRa has plans to deploy LPWANs across India to include the 90 cities that have been selected by the government as part of its smart city missions. SenRa's ability to launch and manage networks, while also deploying both macrocell and microcell technology at scale, provides support for a multitude of LPWAN use cases such as those provided by Chariot.
 
"We are very excited to team up with Chariot to bring smart solutions which will have a positive impact on India and its citizens," said Ali Hosseini, chief executive officer of SenRa. "Chariot has a lot of young talent and are really bringing innovations to the IoT market. Their CTO, Raj Garg, alumni of IIT Roorkee, has really impressed me with his and his team's ability to tackle real world problems with cutting-edge technology."
 
Chariot uses its IoT platform and devices with analytical capabilities to detect patterns in data streams from machines and sensors.
 
SenRa, a contributing member of the LoRa Alliance, is deploying LPWANs throughout India for projects that require secure, reliable, long distance communications at low cost. It works with partners deploying environmentally friendly services such as water meters, air quality monitors, smart agriculture services, and electric and power meters.