Verizon expands its ThingSpace platform

Building on its global strategy to simplify the Internet of Things (IoT), Verizon said it has announced new developments that further expand its IoT portfolio.

Verizon´s LTE network now makes the value proposition for connecting Cat1 IoT applications on LTE in the US as affordable as alternative technologies and leverages LTE´s reliability.

“Our goal is to help accelerate market adoption for IoT by making the ecosystem as accessible as possible for developers to bring their solutions to market,” said Mark Bartolomeo, vice president, IoT Connected Solutions at Verizon. “Between our ThingSpace APIs and an expanded set of Cat1 devices deployed on our LTE network we are providing this largely underserved market with the tools needed for endless IoT solutions to be deployed at scale.”

Chipset platforms currently certified on Verizon´s LTE network include Sequans and Altair. Earlier this year, Encore networks certified the world´s first Cat1 IoT router solution on Verizon´s LTE network.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) employs a diverse workforce of 177,900 and generated more than USD127 billion in 2014 revenues.