Sprint’s Recent Successes Highlight Importance of a Multipronged Strategic Approach to IoT

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2Q 2019 | IN-5515


Sprint's Multipronged Approach


Over the past year, Sprint has focused on leveraging the SoftBank Group’s vast assets to more effectively deliver end-to-end “IoT-in-a-box” solutions. In November 2018, Sprint launched its Curiosity IoT platform which it built with Ericsson and Packet, a SoftBank-owned cloud and edge computing infrastructure provider. Sprint’s Curiosity platform helps expand its global reach to operators outside of the United States and also provides Ericsson access to deeply embedded U.S. infrastructure. For Sprint, though, Curiosity is part of a larger multi-pronged strategic approach to leverage its SoftBank assets and partnerships and focus on developing solutions and services targeted at specific IoT end-users.

In May 2018, Sprint announced the launch of its Sprint IoT Factory, an online marketplace offering enterprise end-to-end IoT solutions. Sprint joined rival carrier AT&T in addition to other companies along the IoT value chain such as PTC ThingWorx, IBM, Dell, and Libelium, each of which had already launched their own respective IoT marketp…

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