Sprint, Ericsson working on IoT-dedicated core and operating system

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Sprint and Ericsson have inked a global relationship to build a distributed and virtualized core network dedicated specifically to IoT (Internet of Things), in addition to an IoT operating system.

The companies shared some details on how the IoT network will work:

The Core Network:

  • Dedicated to help provide: low latency and highest availability.
  • Distributed and virtualized: reduces distance between the device generating the data and the IoT application processing it; nodes are distributed to the enterprise premise, if necessary, to support specific security, privacy and latency requirements.

The IoT OS:

  • Connectivity management and Device management:Capabilities enable simplified inbound and outbound activity for device connectivity.
  • Configuration and updates of firmware and software are managed for each device. Data is managed securely with security on the chip level.

Data management:

  • Capability to ingest enormous amounts of data while delivering immediate intelligence on that data.

Managed services:

  • Service assurance for all IoT elements and enterprise locations, including network operations center monitoring, service resource fulfillment, cloud orchestration management and application management.

“We are combining our IoT strategy with Ericsson’s expertise to build a platform primed for the most demanding applications like artificial intelligence, edge computing, robotics, autonomous vehicles and more with ultra-low-latency, the highest availability and an unmatched level of security at the chip level,” said Ivo Rook, senior vice president of IoT for Sprint.

[Image courtesy: Sprint]