Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

AWS helps Sprint enrich Curiosity IoT platform

Steve Rogerson
March 12, 2019

Sprint is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enrich the capabilities of its Curiosity IoT platform. AWS storage and IoT services will be integrated with Sprint’s distributed and virtualised IoT core network to provide enterprise customers with optimised traffic routing, processing and storage of IoT data.
Leveraging the AWS cloud and the Curiosity IoT native LTE core, enterprises can process IoT data locally, distribute IoT applications and forward data to the cloud to run analytics and get insights to make better and more accurate decisions for IoT applications and machine learning use cases.
Sprint’s collaboration with AWS focuses on further enriching the capabilities of Curiosity IoT.
"Sprint and AWS aim to make the AWS programming environment and services available to developers at Curiosity instances," said Ivo Rook, senior vice president at Sprint. "Additionally, AWS customers and others will be able to procure Curiosity IoT connectivity and services directly on AWS Marketplace, an online store that helps customers discover, purchase, migrate and immediately start using the software and services they need to build products and run their businesses."
Businesses of all sizes and industries can use the Amazon S3 simple storage service with their Curiosity IoT deployment to store and protect any amount of data from IoT devices. It provides easy-to-use management features, so users can organise IoT data and configure finely tuned access controls to meet specific business, organisational and compliance requirements.
Aligning with the Curiosity IoT tenet of turning data into intelligence, AWS IoT Analytics makes it easy to run and operationalise sophisticated analytics on massive volumes of IoT data without having to worry about the cost and complexity typically required to build an IoT analytics platform. It is one of the easiest ways to run analytics on IoT data and get insights to make better and more accurate decisions for IoT applications and machine learning use cases.
Curiosity IoT also aims to make IoT increasingly standard and accessible, and the AWS IoT Things Graph service assists in this by providing a visual drag-and-drop interface for connecting and coordinating devices and web services, so developers can build IoT applications quickly. Developers can use pre-built models for popular device types, such as switches and programmable logic controllers, or create their own custom model using a Graph QL-based schema modelling language.
Curiosity includes a native LTE core that is fully virtualised and distributed geographically. It enables edge and cloud collaboration where IoT applications can be distributed with Curiosity and be responsible for locally processing IoT data and forwarding a subset to the cloud for the long-term analytics.
"AWS IoT core services coupled with Sprint Curiosity IoT platform can drive actionable intelligence and business outcomes for customer IoT device data on Sprint’s next generation wireless network," said Jean-Philippe Poirault, head of AWS Telecom. "In addition, providing customers with the ability to purchase Sprint’s cellular connectivity rate plans on AWS Marketplace enables businesses of all sizes to securely connect their IoT devices to AWS."
Gogo, a provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, is moving its entire infrastructure to AWS. Gogo has already migrated the vast majority of its commercial and business aviation divisions to AWS and is leveraging a range of AWS services, including analytics, serverless, database and storage to improve inflight internet and entertainment experiences for millions of passengers around the world.