SenRa and McWane have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at deploying LoRaWAN enabled Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) technologies in India. The two companies have already started preparing for an initial deployment of 25,000 meters in India.
Both the companies will be bringing together their respective strengths in IoT, LoRaWAN and the water industry to accelerate the growth of IoT connectivity in India. Water wastage figures in New Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai stand at 26%, 20%, and 18% respectively. Some of the key factors to this crisis are related to increased water consumption and wastage in urban areas, industrial growth, water cycle imbalances, and lack of technology. SenRa’s commercial grade LoRaWAN network will power McWane’s AquaMesh IoT-enabled products & solutions to solve the critical water issues faced by cities across India.
“India’s IoT movement has now shifted from proof of concepts and trials to large-scale commercial deployments,” says Ali Hosseini, CEO of SenRa. “We are so excited to be supporting the deployment of the largest LoRaWAN smart water metering project in India to date. This is just the beginning of a much larger deployment strategy which this partnership has planned. We could not be any happier with this partnership and are excited about the positive impact smart technologies such as LoRaWAN will have on the overall state of India’s water crisis.”
“McWane is looking for LoRaWAN solutions from SenRa for not just the Water Metering Industry, but also for Smart Control Valve and other Water Management solutions that needs to be monitored remotely,” says Prakash Jonnalagadda, CEO of McWane. “McWane India has plans to take the IoT enabled Smart Water Management solutions to other Asian markets in the next 5 years.”