Sprint has introduced the Curiosity IoT, a platform for Internet of Things management and security.

The platform, which was developed with Sprint owner SoftBank, manages devices and connectivity wirelessly across multiple SIM profiles. Device data intelligence is instantly created through the dedicated, distributed and virtualized core that will be built with a new operating system.

“On top of our dedicated IoT core and operating system built together with Ericsson, our close collaboration with fellow SoftBank company Packet enables an advanced distributed core network using bare metal servers at the edge that may be activated in minutes,” Ivo Rook, Sprint’s senior vice president for IoT & product development, said in a press release. “Arm changes the way devices are managed over the air and data is analyzed, while delivering unparalleled security from the chip to the cloud. Overall, Curiosity IoT reflects our unique approach in creating the absolute best operating and management environment for IoT – from system managers enhancing their increasingly IoT-centric operations to the most demanding applications in the immediate economy.”

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The dedicated, virtualized and distributed IoT core reduces the distance between the device generating data and the IoT application processing that data for immediate and actionable intelligence from 1,000 miles to less than 50 miles using packet bare metal servers, Sprint says.

Highlights of Curiosity IoT’s operating system:

  • Highlights of Curiosity IoT’s operating system:Arm’s Platform Security Architecture (PSA) framework provides a common secure foundation for IoT devices: a holistic set of threat models, security analysis, hardware and software specifications, along with open source firmware;
  • For trusted IoT intelligence, secure and structured IoT data is easily ingested from devices and integrated for analytics with other enterprise data using Arm Pelion Data Management.
  • Through the Arm Pelion Connectivity Management and Arm Kigen SIM solutions, customers can securely manage and provision SIM connectivity across all devices deployed anywhere using any network protocol including cellular, satellite or LoRa.
  • Built-in security, simplified management and over-the-air firmware updates for a wide range of IoT device types deployed on premises or in the cloud through Arm Pelion Device Management.

The company announced related work with Ericsson last week. The goal is to build a “distributed and virtualized core network dedicated specifically to IoT (Internet of Things).” The key for the carrier is to build a decentralized IoT network capable of supporting real-time and near real-time services that require extremely low latency.

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