Sprint, Telstra announce loT deal

By Jonathan Nally
Tuesday, 14 January, 2020

Sprint, Telstra announce loT deal

Sprint’s Curiosity IoT platform will be available in Australia in the first half of 2020 following the signing of a deal with Telstra.

According to Sprint, the move is “the first in a series of efforts by the company to enable international IoT solutions”.

The company said in a press release that “the relationship with Telstra will allow for local breakout in Australia, helping to improve roundtrip time and enabling better performance of customers’ IoT applications”.

“Curiosity IoT will add a new layer of capability to customers’ IoT needs in Australia,” said Ivo Rook, senior vice president of IoT and product development for Sprint.

“Our agreement with Sprint makes it effortless for IoT customers with international needs to implement solutions in Australia, with access to local in-country profiles,” said Gerhard Loots, head of Global IoT solutions for Telstra.

“Our local profiles will provide Curiosity IoT customers with a local point-of-presence in Australia, which will be very helpful as a service differentiator, especially for latency sensitive applications.”

The first customer has already been signed up — Wagz, a ‘connected pet company’ that offers smart tracking and feeding solutions.

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