An announcement was done by Sprint today regarding its expanding the Curiosity IoT platform internationally. According to the announcement, the company entered a partnership with Telstra, the largest mobile network operator of Australia, under which customers in Australia will soon have access to the Curiosity IoT platform. Expectations are that the service will be made available in the country in the first half of the current year.
Sprint’s Senior Vice President for product development, Ivo Rook, said that the capability of the IoT needs of customers in Australia will be enhanced further with Curiosity IoT. He mentioned how thrilling their partnership with Telstra is, in aiding their customers to take advantage of the platform of Curiosity IoT whenever they are taken to Australia by their business.
The Telstra’s head of Global IoT solutions, Gerhard Loots, said that IoT customers will not have to put any efforts now for their international needs since they’re granted the access to the local profiles, through the partnership with Sprint. He further mentioned that the customers of Curiosity IoT will be provided with a local POP, Point of Presence, in Australia by their local profiles. This service will especially help those customers who are latency-sensitive.
A deal with a connected pet company, Wagz, has been signed which will further cement the relationship between Telstra and Sprint. Feeding and even smart tracking solutions are offered at Wagz. Wagz will now be able to expand its reach around the globe through the platform of the Curiosity IoT as it has been granted access to the network of Telstra in Australia.
Terry Anderton, the CEO of Wagz, said that they are excited to follow their aim of bringing the lifestyle that connects pets with families around the world. He said all the credit goes to the connection that has brought the Sprint Curiosity IoT and their innovative technologies under one roof. He further mentioned how Curiosity IoT has been demonstrating the exactly right partnership from managing connectivity to expanding internationally, by planning smartly.