SenRa, a pan-India Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWANs) provider for LoRa-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications today announced partnership with SmartEnds, a hardware design company focused on building low-cost industrialized sensor solutions for the global market.
With this partnership they will bring a variety of LoRaWAN solutions to the Indian market, starting with BrighterBins, India’s first LoRaWAN enabled Smart Waste Bin solution.
Indian cities alone generate more than 62 million tons of solid waste a year with an expected increase of 5% per year. It is estimated that up to 40% of municipal waste in India remains simply uncollected.
With the Smart Cities Mission implemented by the government of India, city officials, city planners and city decision makers are now even more motivated to clean their cities and improve the quality of life for their citizens. Leveraging smart technologies like LoRaWAN can enable the government and cities to achieve their goals all while keeping costs low and improving efficiencies of the overall waste management processes.
With SmartEnds waste bin sensors and SenRa’s LoRaWAN network and application platform, India will have an end-to-end smart waste bin solution which offers real-time insight on waste accumulation. These smart waste bins use ultrasonic fill sensors and send their data via LoRaWAN to SenRa’s public network where it is then integrated with a data-based management platform.
“We felt that with the right partnership, we could bring India a low-cost waste management solution which would help clean up the streets,” said SenRa’s Chief Executive Officer, Ali Hosseini.