Sprint updates Curiosity IoT platform with private solution and NB-IoT functionality


Sprint has announced two new updates to its Curiosity IoT platform at the recent Mobile World Congress Los Angeles event.

With these updates, the Curiosity IoT platform, powered by Ericsson’s IoT accelerator, has now been enhanced with a private IoT network solution and a NB-IoT functionality that provides the company’s enterprise customers an ability to capture the potential in new IoT use cases across a variety of industry verticals.

The private network solution empowers Sprint’s enterprise customers by giving them the ability to manage IoT applications that have critical requirements, such as low latency or local breakout, without the need to traverse the macro environment. This solution will provide a virtual, pre-integrated enterprise core network that is quick to deploy and access agnostic.

Location of every enterprise can be configured based on the specific needs of the business, after which the data is picked up from the devices and then turned into intelligence locally – benefitting a number of verticals like manufacturing, public safety, and mining to reach the other on-premise devices or application services.

Earlier this month, this publication reported that Sprint was working alongside the Arizona State University (ASU) with the promise of 5G and IoT technologies and promoting innovation across campus. The US-based telecom operator will also help launch ‘Curiosity University’ for its employees to promote a new generation of IoT experts and create a Sprint 5G Incubator at ASU’s Novus Innovation Corridor.

Ericsson is working with NVIDIA to develop technologies that will enable communication service providers to build virtualised 5G radio access networks (RAN), which will accelerate the introduction of new AI and IoT-based services.