Senet Inc., a provider of cloud-based software and services platforms that enable global connectivity and on-demand network build-outs for the internet of things (IoT), and Helium, a company behind peer-to-peer wireless networks, announced a network roaming integration, broadening access to public LoRaWAN network connectivity for customers deploying IoT applications throughout the United States.
The Helium Network,joins a growing number of network operators, Radio Access Network (RAN) Partners and network infrastructure providers partnering with Senet to ensure LoRaWAN connectivity can be accessed when and where it is needed at the optimal cost.
Senet operates a national public, carrier-grade LoRaWAN network and through the roaming integration, its customers deploying enterprise and consumer-grade devices have expanded access to public network coverage provided by more than 175,000 Helium-compatible hotspots deployed by individuals throughout the United States.
Network access is offered by Senet under its extended coverage offering and is supported by Senet network management services, delivering high levels of reliability and responsiveness for scaled IoT applications.
For Helium-compatible hotspot owners, the partnership provides an opportunity for increased 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 municipal (Smart City) services. These customers represent more than 1 billion transactions processed on the Senet network annually. Accumulated data transfer and “proof-of-coverage” transactions earn hotspot owners HNT cryptocurrency for their contribution to building and maintaining the Helium Network infrastructure.