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Sprint Announces International Expansion of Curiosity IoT

By Ken Briodagh

Sprint recently announced that its Curiosity IoT platform will soon be available for customers in Australia thanks to a new relationship with Australian mobile network operator Telstra. The company said the announcement is the first in a series of efforts designed to enable international IoT solutions. The relationship with Telstra reportedly will allow for local breakout in Australia, helping to improve roundtrip time and enabling better performance of customer's IoT applications. Curiosity IoT service is expected to be available in Australia in the first half of 2020.

“Curiosity IoT will add a new layer of capability to customer’s IoT needs in Australia,” said Ivo Rook, SVP, IoT and product development, Sprint. “We are thrilled to be working together with Telstra to extend our access with full visibility across deployments, helping our customers benefit from the Curiosity IoT platform when their business takes them to Australia.”

“Our agreement with Sprint makes it effortless for IoT customers with international needs to implement solutions in Australia, with access to local in-country profiles,” said Gerhard Loots, Head of Global IoT solutions, Telstra. “Our local profiles will provide Curiosity IoT customers with a local point-of-presence in Australia which will be very helpful as a service differentiator, especially for latency sensitive applications.”

An early customer deal has been inked with Wagz, a connected pet company that offers smart tracking and feeding solutions. Wagz now has access to the Telstra network in Australia to extend its global reach through the Curiosity IoT platform.

“We are excited to continue with our mission to bring the connected pet lifestyle to families across the globe thanks to connectivity that enables our innovative technologies with Sprint Curiosity IoT,” said Terry Anderton, CEO, Wagz. “From device and connectivity management to international expansion, Curiosity IoT continues to demonstrate true partnership with existing capabilities and plans.”


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

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