Verizon's ThingSpace platform allows developers, OEM manufacturers, and system integrator companies to develop IoT solutions that can leverage Amazon Web Services and connect to the AWS IoT core.
Verizon and AWS have entered in a strategic relationship in the IoT space with the aim of reducing complexity in bringing new IoT solutions to the market with the Verizon ThingSpace platform and AWS IoT Services.
"Instead of spending a lot of time struggling to manage IoT connections and network options, this DevKit allows customers to focus on IoT solution development for improved intelligence and business performance, knowing that the underlying connectivity is sorted," said Shawn Hakl, SVP for business products at Verizon. "Verizon's Secure Cloud Interconnect solution allows companies to connect securely and reliably to AWS, so they can quickly get their IoT solutions up and running. It's about opening up the potential of IoT to everyone."
Verizon has said that it plans to launch a narrowband-IoT network by the end of this year; the operator already offers LTE Cat M and Cat M1 services. Verizon notes that LTE Cat M 1 supports applications like wearables, fleet and asset management, while NB-IoT focuses on applications which use data rates below 100 Kbps.