Verizon working with Qualcomm for IoT technologies
Telco giant Verizon and Qualcomm Technologies are working together to simplify IoT application development.
As part of this joint initiative, Verizon will pre-integrate its IoT Platform as a service (PaaS), ThingSpace, with the MDM9206 Category M (Cat M1) LTE modem from Qualcomm Technologies. This will help deliver next-generation IoT services and products that require low bandwidth and power. In addition, Verizon's 4G LTE network will be utilised as a gateway for simplifying the building, deployment and management of customised IoT applications for various use cases.
The two companies expect the ThingSpace IoT platform to be available for OEM integration on MDM9206-based solutions by early 2017.
Enterprises that use the MDM9206 and other Cat M1 LTE modems from Qualcomm Technologies will be able to use ThingSpace to speed up their cloud connectivity seamlessly. The availability of ThingSpace with Qualcomm's low-power LTE modems will accelerate application development for 4G LTE-connected intelligent connected devices at scale.
With this initiative, the two companies also aim to break down barriers that are commonly seen in IoT deployments, such as data access, real-time device diagnostics, firmware management and device on-boarding. The collaboration seeks to add sophisticated apps such as sensor data visualisation and device security.
The collaboration seems to reflect Verizon's confidence that IoT is gaining mainstream acceptance, as indicated by its April 2016 State of the Market report. The Verizon report suggests that enterprise has the potential to cause the biggest ripple.
It also continues Verizon's focus on Cat M1. Earlier in September, the company announced its plan to deploy Cat M1 connectivity solutions across its 4G network by the end of 2016, to simplify and make cellular network connectivity more economically viable.
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