In India, more than 100 smart cities have been planned, and LoRa technology is well on its way to becoming mainstream. The Indian government is funding smart cities connected by LoRaWAN networks to improve quality of life, reduce pollution, ensure a stable electricity supply, monitor and manage clean water systems, and generally prepare for continued population growth particularly in urban areas already crowded.

Less than a year after establishing a business in New Delhi, SenRa has grown from providing connectivity services rolled out in India’s National Capital Region (NCR) to averaging more than one city network built each month. SenRa’s first deployment took less than 90 days – including LoRaWAN connectivity, customer support and developer services, a feat which usually takes 18 months to 2 years. Senet continues to provide SenRa its entire MNSi suite of services as the company continues to scale and attract more device, application, ecosystem and end-to-end solutions partners.

In today’s India, the Government of India has implemented a program to enable the development of smarter cities leveraging cutting edge technology which will create a more scalable and sustainable environment for an ever-growing population. The Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program sponsored by the Government of India with a mission to develop 100 cities across the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable. This effort will bring forward many advancements to cities to include smart infrastructure, smart governance, smart utilities, and smart citizens.

This white paper makes an effort to demonstrate how smart technologies can solve current problems present in India and also contribute to the overall Smart Cities Mission leveraging creative analytics, cloud-based data processing, and cost-effective infrastructure and solutions.

Smart waste is the implementation of wireless solutions which improve waste management and collection processes to minimize waste build and keep the streets clean.

Smart waste collection solutions are now being deployed to monitor waste levels, provide route optimization and give real-time operational analytics. Municipalities and waste service managers have identified such solutions will help them meet sustainability goals, improve services for residents, and reduce operational costs.