Senet, Helium Coverage Map, Planning Tools Simplify IoT Deployments

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, the company behind a large decentralized wireless network, have introduced new network visualization and planning tools to assist customers with deploying IoT solutions at scale across the United States.

Through a previously announced network integration, Senet provides its customers with LoRaWAN connectivity from Helium-compatible hotspots under its Extended Coverage Services. Supporting this integration, Senet has enhanced its U.S. Coverage Map to present a harmonized view of its public carrier-grade coverage and areas covered by more than 150,000 Helium-compatible Hotspots in the United States.

This integrated and interactive network map empowers customers with planning information from the nation’s largest and fastest growing LoRaWAN network providers. The partnership increases Senet’s metro area coverage from 1,300 to more than 2,000 cities and densifies coverage in major shipping ports, key logistics corridors and major agricultural areas. It is the first nationwide LoRaWAN network and the only LoRaWAN network in the United States designed, built and operated by U.S.owned businesses.

Key attributes of the coverage map include:

  • Display of Senet and Helium coverage from a single map view, illustrating overlapping and extended coverage areas
  • Zip code search and zoom functionality, allowing users to view the coverage available at any location
  • Dynamic updating as new gateways and hotspots are deployed
  • Viewable on web and mobile platforms

View the Coverage Map

Senet also has updated its Application Provider Portal tools to assist its customers with network coverage guidance and density information for application development and deployment planning. Through the click of a mouse, Senet customers can “drop a pin” on a network planning map. Subsequently, path quality to that location from the Senet network is calculated and displayed along with the number of Helium gateways in proximity to that location.

The densified coverage areas where Senet and Helium networks overlap, combined with areas of Helium coverage where Senet is not deployed, offer immediate and measurable value to solution providers and end customers.

For example, even though Senet has deployed a LoRaWAN network across all five boroughs of New York City, one of Senet’s major customers experienced a 25 percent increase in connected asset reporting as a result of gaining access to Helium coverage through Senet’s network services.

For more information on Senet’s Extended Coverage services and network planning tools, contact