Sensoneos Deploys First Commercial Narrowband for IoT in the US

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Sensoneos Deploys First Commercial Narrowband for IoT in the US

Cloud communications platform Twilio is powering its first commercial Narrowband for IoT deployment in the United States by smart waste management solution provider Sensoneo.

Leveraging smart waste monitoring sensors, Sensoneo enables cities and businesses to make data-driven decisions and optimize waste collection. The solution is enabled by Twilio’s Narrowband IoT SIMs and the first generally available developer platform for NB-IoT in North America. It combines SIMs, an API platform, a software development kit, and a management console to connect and manage its smart sensor technology. The combination of T-Mobile’s Narrowband Network with Twilio’s service management platform and APIs provides developers a fast, efficient and scalable way to connect a fleet of IoT devices.

Twilio is here to help developers imagine, build, deploy and manage the world’s largest fleets of cellular IoT devices,

said Evan Cummack, head of Twilio’s IoT business unit.

Our Narrowband partnership with T-Mobile gives developers the quickest and most scalable way to deploy a fleet of inexpensive, low-power devices with exceptional nationwide coverage. Sensoneo is a great example of the unique opportunity that Narrowband innovators have to disrupt established industries as the smart city vision comes to life.

Due to a World Bank study, humanity creates more than 2 billion tons of municipal solid waste every year. Mostly, the process of managing this waste is antiquated, involving overflowing trash bins and dump trucks emitting CO2 while stuck in traffic. The sensors in Sensoneo’s Smart Waste Management solution can monitor waste levels, pick up status and real-time temperature of bins. Real-time data is instantly sent to Sensoneo software to optimize collection routes, pick up frequencies and vehicle loads.

Twilio was a clear choice for us,

said Martin Basila, founder and CEO of Sensoneo.

T-Mobile provides us a high-performance network complemented by Twilio’s superior platform and flexible console with very useful features such as the ability to manage SIMs and check sensor behavior. Twilio is an ideal IoT provider for IoT solutions looking for reliable connectivity and quick scaling.

With 1.9 billion connections projected by 2025, licensed cellular LPWA (NB-IoT/LTE-M) is set to become the predominant cellular connectivity solution,

said Sylwia Kechiche, principal analyst – IoT, GSMA Intelligence.

Smart city deployments are on the rise and multiple access technologies like Sensoneo will account for almost 1 billion IoT connections by 2025.

The lower throughput and low power NB-IoT cellular network is ideal for massive IoT devices like Sensoneo’s sensors that only need to transmit small packets of data over many years. The network’s simplified radio protocol reduces the cost of cellular modem hardware and lowers ongoing connectivity costs.

Sensoneo is a perfect example of the promise of NB-IoT. It’s not just a network story, it’s a problem-solving story. Waste management is a global issue that requires bold, innovative ideas and approaches,

said Balaji Sridharan, VP, T-Mobile IoT.

That our NB-IoT network, in partnership with Twilio, is an integral part of bringing a new, fresh approach to tackling such a large problem gives me and the whole T-Mobile IoT team a real jolt of energy.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Sensoneo

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