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Sprint Curiosity IoT Earns Leading Light Award

Sprint Curiosity IoT Wins Prestigious Light Reading Award for Most Innovative M2M/IoT Strategy

Sprint Curiosity™ IoT, the first dedicated, virtualized and distributed IoT core network and integrated operating system, has been awarded Light Reading’s prestigious 2019 Leading Light award for the Most Innovative M2M/IoT Strategy. Ericsson, the IoT network infrastructure provider for Sprint Curiosity™ IoT, was also recognized in the award. Light Reading presented Sprint the award at the annual Big 5G Event in Denver, Colo. May 6.

Since its launch, Curiosity™ IoT has transformed how customers can connect and manage their IoT applications. The idea is simple; Sprint’s network is first turned into software, then deployed on telco-grade bare metal provided by Packet, who operates the physical infrastructure as a cloud service.

Curiosity™ IoT: Dedicated, Virtualized and Distributed

  • Dedicated: IoT traffic separation at the RAN through a unique PLMN
  • Virtualized: 100% software defined, running on bare metal to allow co-location of applications
  • Distributed: Orchestration to distribute nodes that follow customer demand

"Sprint has worked hard to bring together the necessary resources to build an IoT platform capable of handling today’s growing IoT requirements. Light Reading’s reputation for fiercely independent analysis makes this a highly coveted award in the industry, and recognizes the work and sacrifice by everyone who helped make Curiosity™ IoT a reality," said Ivo Rook, senior vice president, IoT & product development at Sprint. "Our next exciting step is to seamlessly integrate Sprint’s leading 5G technology into the Curiosity™ IoT platform which will usher in the next generation of IoT devices and solutions where 5G coverage is available."

"We are proud to be working with Sprint, a pioneer in IoT, and see this award as a testament of our joint innovation excellence," said Åsa Tamsons, senior vice president and head of business area technologies & new businesses for Ericsson. "Sprint is one of the first to market with a distributed core network and operating system built especially for IoT, powered by Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform."

"The breakneck pace at which Curiosity IoT is deployed showcases just how disruptive a disaggregated model can be for 5G," said Zac Smith, CEO and co-founder for Packet. "It is fantastic to see Sprint and Ericsson recognized for their leadership."

Source: Sprint media announcement

 

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