Mobile Devices

How to broaden access to public LoRaWAN networks

21 September 2021

Senet Inc. and Helium are collaborating on a network roaming integration platform to broaden access to public long range wireless area network (LoRaWAN) connectivity for internet of things (IoT) applications in the U.S.

The Helium Network joins a growing number of network operators, radio access network (RAN) partners and network infrastructure partnering with Senet to bring LoRaWAN connectivity to locations.

Senet claims it operates the first and only national public, carrier-grade LoRaWAN network and through the roaming integration the customer deploying enterprise and consumer-grade devices now have expanded access to public network coverage provided by more than 175,000 Helium-compatible hotspots deployed by individuals in the U.S.

The goal of the partnership is to increase network traffic generated by high density IoT applications being deployed by Senet customers such as asset tracking, logistics and supply chain monitoring, environmental monitoring and smart city services.

It will represent more than 1 billion transactions processed on the Senet network annually with data transfer and proof-of-coverage transactions earning hotspot owners HNT cryptocurrency for building and maintaining the Helium Network infrastructure.

Senet claims it operates the most densely deployed public carrier-grade LoRaWAN network in the U.S. with deployments in more than 29 states, covering more than 1,300 cities that serves 55 million people, processing millions of transactions daily.

Helium’s hotspot deployments have growth to more than 175,000 in 2021 across 123 countries globally. More than 500,000 hotspots are back-orders to come online and through 50 manufacturers will be approved to build and sell Helium-compatible hardware.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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