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Managed Network Services for IoT (MNSi™)

The Only IoT Network Management System Built by an Operator for Operators

Deploy and Commercialize LPWAN Connectivity Services Anywhere in the World

Senet’s Managed Services for IoT (MNSi™) is a cloud-based turn-key network service that enables network operators and other connectivity providers to rapidly and cost effectively deploy branded LoRaWAN services on their physical assets (towers, buildings, etc.) and offer low power wide area network connectivity to their customers.

Deploy IoT Networks with Confidence

Get in front of IoT projects that turn massive volumes of physical things into digital relationships with recurring service revenues

Business Opportunity

Deploy and offer LPWAN connectivity to support the fastest growing business opportunity within the IoT market

Time and Pricing Advantages

Turnkey addition of LoRaWAN to your existing offerings provides significant time-to-market and competitive pricing advantages

Efficient Operations

Benefit from network management platforms and services engineered by Senet for the scale of IoT

Planning and Management Services

Expert and efficient network planning and deployment services based on hundreds of commercial network buildouts

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Whitepaper: IoT Opportunities for Communication Service Providers

The market opportunity for CSPs has quadrupled from $2 trillion in traditional service delivery today to an estimated $8 trillion over the next few years

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Deploying Senet Managed Network Services for IoT

MNSi enables operators to implement a multi-tenant architecture capable of supporting a variety of IoT applications and diversified go-to-market and channel strategies. Leveraging the powerful features of Senet’s Network Server and OSS/BSS functionality, operators can easily onboard customers and deliver branded LoRaWAN connectivity services.

Implementing Senet MNSi
Senet deploys, operates and maintains its cloud-based LoRaWAN Network Operating System and provides Operators with branded instances of its Network Server. Senet supports the logical network on the operator’s behalf, reducing resource requirements and cost, while improving time to market.

Senet provides:

  • Branded instances of its Network Server
  • Application Controller and Join Controller constructs
  • Network Operator Portal
  • Application Provider Portals
  • Joint Network Operations
  • Tier 3 technical support and troubleshooting for the Operators network operations
Network Operator Go-to-Market
Network operators deploy and maintain the Radio Access Network (RAN), and provide LoRaWAN Network-as-a-Service directly to your customers. A feature-rich Network Operator Portal allows operators to supervise the network infrastructure, manage connectivity, and control roles and access rights.

Operator responsibilities:

  • Deploy and maintain the Radio Access Network (RAN)
  • Acquire end customers, establish pricing and administer billing
  • Provision the Application Controllers and Join Controllers in support of expanding your customer base
  • Level 1 and 2 customer support
  • Network monitoring, alerting and troubleshooting
  • Provide your NaaS customer with an Application management portal

Senet MNSi Service Delivery Architecture

MNSi allows Network Operators to deliver Low Power Wide Area Network services for a wide range of IoT applications based on the unique geographical and application-specific connectivity needs of your customers.

MNSI Service delivery diagram

Enterprise-Grade Network and Application Management

Developed by Senet based on our experience deploying and managing LoRaWAN networks for customers across the globe, MNSi provides Network Operators with cloud-based portal access to a robust set of tools for network management, application management and service development.

Network Operator Portal

A screenshot of the operator portal

Network Operator administrative portal used to configure and operate the network:

  • Create customer accounts
  • Populate the application domain enabling service to NaaS customers
  • Expand, monitor and troubleshoot the RAN
  • Monitor the overall health of the network

Application Portal

A screenshot of the Application Operator Portal

Used by the Network Operator’s customers, provides application visibility and control:

  • Application and device health tools
  • Device management including device registration, activation and de-activation
  • Network mapping and device locations

Developer Portal

A screenshot from the developers portal

Provides a developer environment used to promote and foster the LoRaWAN ecosystem

  • Hardware, LoRaWAN protocol stack and application stack validation and test
  • Visibility to end device behavior on the network
  • Gain confidence that the end device is mature enough for commercial deployments

A Full Suite of Network Planning and Management Services

Senet offers Network Planning and Management Services to assist our partners with the planning and deployment of LoRaWAN networks in the most efficient way possible, including:

 

Site Operations

Site Operations services to assist with the planning and deployment of network

  • Network design and RF planning
  • Deployment
  • Maintenance

Network Operations

Network Operations features provide 24×7 monitoring and support to ensure the highest levels of reliability and responsiveness

  • Network monitoring & alerting
  • RAN management
  • Troubleshooting
  • Customer support

RAN Provider Services

Flexible RAN management and deployment services allow RAN providers to complement existing network operations expertise

  • Network design & RF planning
  • Site acquisition
  • Network deployment
  • RAN management & operations

Services and Resources for MNSi Customers

Learn how you can benefit from our leadership and experience across LoRaWAN technology, global network deployments, markets and applications.

With a diverse set of IoT applications characterized by different demands, there is no “one technology fits all” approach to delivering connectivity for all IoT applications. The emergence of Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs), however, is fundamentally changing the IoT landscape. The cost and functionality gap between cellular and local-area networks has created an opportunity for LPWAN technologies, which excel at enabling low power, long range sensor applications where only small amounts of data are required.

The LoRaWAN® open specification is a low power, wide area networking (LPWAN) protocol based on LoRa Technology. Designed to wirelessly connect battery operated things to the Internet in regional, national or global networks, the LoRaWAN protocol leverages the unlicensed radio spectrum in the Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) band. The specification defines the device-to-infrastructure of LoRa physical layer parameters and the LoRaWAN protocol, and provides seamless interoperability between devices.

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On-demand network expansion based on the unique geographical and application-specific connectivity needs of customers and partners is how IoT will ultimately scale to billions of connected devices. Senet’s Network Planning and Management Services provide everything needed to build and deploy network sites quickly and cost effectively in order to maintain availability and deliver a high quality of service for Internet of Things applications.

Site Operations

A full suite of Site Operations services to assist with the planning and deployment of networks in the most efficient way possible

  • Network design and RF planning
  • Deployment
  • Maintenance

Network Operations

Network operations services to ensure the optimal performance of Operator and RAN Provider networks

  • Operator Dashboard for monitoring network health and IoT applications
  • RAN Management services

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The Senet LVN provides rapidly expanding Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) coverage by connecting Network Operator, Application Provider and Radio Access Network (RAN) Provider networks under a cooperative model.

Network operators participating in the LVN partner with Senet to deploy LoRaWAN gateways in support of network expansion strategies and end customer IoT application requirements. This investment in the network infrastructure allows Operators to share in the revenue generated by all end devices connecting to the Radio Access Network they’ve deployed. Operators are eligible to receive revenue sharing up to 40% based on their LVN participation level.

By participating in the LVN, Network Operators can expand their branded service offerings beyond traditional areas of operation, unlocking opportunities for regional and global growth.

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Of the billions of IoT sensor-enabled devices expected to be connected over the next few years, more than half are estimated to operate using Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs). Designed for sensors and applications that need to send and receive small amounts of data just a few times per hour or maybe only once a day, LPWANs are transforming the way things are monitored and measured and are contributing to a new wave of IoT innovation resulting in solutions and business models that otherwise would not be possible.

IoT is driving advancements across enterprise and industrial markets, and in vertical industries such as water, gas and electric utilities, agriculture, healthcare and municipal services where it has the potential to streamline operations, deliver time and cost savings and create new services. It is also driving global economic and environmental change with new opportunities for innovation enabling businesses and citizens to make the world a better place.

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“With Senet’s Managed Network Services, we’ve been able to exceed our network build-out goals and quickly engage customers to help them deliver IoT solutions to one of the most populated regions of the world.”

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