Sprint and SoftBank Family Team to Create Curiosity™ IoT

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Sprint and SoftBank Family Team to Create Curiosity™ IoT

Curiosity™ Platform leverages SoftBank strengths to build a dedicated, virtualized and distributed core network, paired with a new OS for immediate data intelligence; Arm delivers unmatched security from chip to cloud and superior device/data management; Packet’s bare metal servers bring the IoT core network to the edge.

Sprint has unveiled the Curiosity™ IoT platform, a new standard in how IoT is managed and secured.

Enterprises will now be able to manage IoT devices and connectivity over the air across multiple SIM profiles. Intelligence from device data will be generated instantly through the dedicated, distributed and virtualized core, built together with the new operating system. And the ultimate level of security will be provided from the chip to the cloud.

“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,” said Ivo Rook, senior vice president, IoT & product development at Sprint.

“Arm changes the way devices are managed over the air and how 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.”

“Sprint’s unique IoT platform design called for a distributed core to bring the network to the data, rather than the data to the network,” said Zachary Smith, CEO at Packet. “They didn’t have to look any further than within the SoftBank family, with Packet distributing the core and enabling automation in a matter of minutes, as opposed to months.”

Hima Mukkamala, senior vice president and general manager at Arm, said:

“IoT provides a tremendous opportunity for organizations to obtain actionable insights from their devices and data, but require strong company integrations to manage the vast industry fragmentation and security challenges. We are working with Sprint from device-to-data and bringing the IoT security and business-critical services that are vital for unlocking value from IoT.”

Curiosity™ IoT: A New Era Reinforced by SoftBank Family Innovation

  • Dedicated, virtualized and distributed IoT core: reduces distance between the device generating data and the IoT application processing that data for immediate, actionable intelligence from 1,000 miles to <50 miles using Packet bare metal servers
  • 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
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