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Internet of Things: New tech disruption in Indian agriculture

Technological solutions such as Skysens soil sensors, provide farmers the ability to monitor their soil and determine the health of their crops in real-time


Indian agriculture is going to witness Internet of Things (IoT) applications soon as SenRa, a pan India Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWANs) provider for long range-based (LoRa®-based) IoT applications, and Skysens, a Turkey-based LPWAN technology provider, today announced their partnership to bring cutting-edge, low-cost, and long-range solutions to India. The collaboration between the two companies will provide needed solutions in a growing IoT market in India and will provide more efficient and environment friendly offerings. This LoRa® ecosystem partnership brings a combined knowledge of LoRaWAN technology, to include network services, connectivity, and end-device expertise.

"We are excited to announce our partnership with Skysens. We believe partnerships like this will bring innovative solutions to address some of the current challenges which are present in India today," said Ali Hosseini, Chief Executive Officer of SenRa. "For example, agriculture is the main source of livelihood for about 48% of the Indian population. Due to lack of resources and ongoing climate changes, it is more critical than ever to provide farmers the tools they need to produce crops and manage their limited resources. Leveraging solutions such as Skysens soil sensors, provide farmers the ability to monitor their soil and determine the health of their crops in real-time,” Hosseini added.

"We are trying to provide advantages of LPWAN technologies to end users who struggle with many problems in their daily life. In this manner, we are very happy to collaborate with global partners like SenRa to provide our capability with their expertise and network infrastructure. I believe this partnership will provide hard-working people of India better agricultural and other types of IoT applications," Burak Polat, Chief Executive Officer, Skysens said.

SenRa has plans to deploy LPWANs across India and planning to bring solutions which will improve the quality of life for all citizens. SenRa's scalable and reliable network services can enable quick deployments of such solutions providing seamless interoperability between smart devices.

Skysens is a LPWAN technology provider of hardware and software applications. Skysens provides different sensors and LPWAN technology to global players with following the LoRaWAN protocol. Skysens also provides LoRaWAN connectivity in some of the largest cities in Turkey.

SenRa, a contributing member of the LoRa Alliance, is a LPWAN provider for IoT/M2M applications. SenRa is currently deploying LPWANs throughout India for projects which require secure, reliable, long distance communication at low cost. It works with partners deploying environment friendly solutions such as water meters, air quality monitors, smart agriculture solutions, electric and power meters.

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