Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Sprint estimation tool provides IoT pricing

Steve Rogerson
March 28, 2019
 
US communications company Sprint has launched an IoT interactive online estimation tool that gives small and medium-size businesses, as well as enterprise users, immediate access to customised Curiosity IoT data pricing.
 
No matter what kind of IoT data services are needed, the tool lets users select one or several features to create custom pricing information:

  • Custom APNs – Unique access point names for IoT devices.
  • SMS alerts – Get SMS real-time alerts and notifications when devices are triggered.
  • VPN access – Connect IoT devices through a specific VPN.
  • Device management – Over-the-air device management and configuration.
  • Static IP – Permanent fixed IP address capabilities.
  • Data management – Data services for the aggregation, storage and management of IoT data.
The estimation tool also provides international IoT data rates in six different regions around the world to help global organisations plan and build IoT products and services.
 
"Confusing pricing is one of the main pain points in the industry, which is why we developed this estimation tool," said Ivo Rook, senior vice president at Sprint. “Regardless of which IoT planning stage you're in, this tool quickly and easily shows customised pricing by gigabyte for our leading IoT data services. By showing our customers exactly what they need to budget for IoT data services, it eliminates the guesswork and highlights the confidence we have in our IoT data pricing. We are the first company to develop a tool that shows customised pricing and we are confident this will be very helpful to organisations around the world."
 
Once an estimation is completed by a customer, it is sent to a dedicated Sprint IoT sales team member who is able to turn the estimation quickly into a quote, which streamlines the process of implementing the IoT data service. The estimation tool also helps businesses rapidly scale IoT by showing pricing estimates for adding any number of devices and services without the need to go back and forth with a sales team.
 
Sprint 5G and Curiosity are creating a standard in IoT that features device data intelligence, over-the-air device management and chip-to-cloud security. When coupled with Sprint's high-capacity mobile 5G service, Curiosity IoT's dedicated, distributed and virtualised IoT core network will be capable of supporting artificial intelligence, robotics, edge computing, autonomous vehicles and other IoT systems requiring low latency and high bandwidth.
 
Sprint served 54.5 million connections as of December 2018.