Senet Inc. plans to significantly expand its public operating range of its long range wireless area network (LoRaWAN) in the metropolitan region of Tampa Bay, Florida.
The company is expanding its network to cover more than 1,600 square miles across Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties including the cities of Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg.
Senet claims the network will be the largest and densest metropolitan deployment of public carrier-grade LoRaWAN connectivity in North America. This will provide capacity for millions of internet of things (IoT) device connections from more than 80 planned tower sites.
The network will be used for both outdoor coverage and indoor IoT connections used by energy and utility, municipal, manufacturing and distribution, asset tracking and multi-location campus enterprise solutions.
“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.”
The expansion is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021 and the network has already been deployed in densely populated areas available for use in both pilot projects and commercial applications.