Sprint, Ericsson Partner on IoT Core Network, Operating System
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 | Comments

Sprint and Ericsson announced a global agreement to build a core network dedicated specifically to internet of things (IoT) and an IoT operating system. The new environment is designed to create an optimal flow of device data, enabling immediate, actionable intelligence at the network edge for end users and enterprises, the companies said.

"We are combining our IoT strategy with Ericsson's expertise to build a platform primed for the most demanding applications like artificial intelligence, edge computing, robotics, autonomous vehicles and more with ultra-low-latency, the highest availability and an unmatched level of security at the chip level," said Ivo Rook, senior vice president of IoT for Sprint. "This is a network built for software and it's ready for 5G.”

The two companies are working together on a core network dedicated to help provide low latency and highest availability. The core network is distributed and virtualized, which reduces distance between the device generating the data and the IoT application processing it. Nodes are distributed to the enterprise premise, if necessary, to support specific security, privacy and latency requirements.

The IoT OS offers connectivity and device management, data management, and managed services.

"Sprint is a pioneer in IoT, and we are excited to work together to create a truly disruptive IoT business," said Asa Tamsons, senior vice president and head of business area technology and emerging business, Ericsson. "Sprint will be one of the first to market with a distributed core network and operating system built especially for IoT and powered by Ericsson's IoT Accelerator platform. Our goal is to make it easy for Sprint and their customers to access and use connected intelligence, enabling instant and actionable insights for a better customer experience and maximum value."

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