Singtel announced that it will collaborate with cloud communications platform Twilio to jointly develop a platform that will make IoT more accessible to software developers and accelerate the adoption of IoT solutions in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.
The partnership will leverage Singtel’s IoT network in Singapore and Twilio’s Programmable Wireless product to enable developers to manage the cellular connectivity of their connected device over a set of APIs. Under the partnership, developers and enterprises can also use Singtel IoT solutions for connectivity, network security, device management and advanced analytics, said Diomedes Kastanis, head of IoT at Singtel.
“This partnership with Twilio, will create a one-stop shop to accelerate the adoption of IoT solutions and help enterprises create exciting new products and services,” Kastanis said.
Twilio is a cloud communications platform that is used by millions of developers globally to build business-critical communication applications. By virtualizing the world’s telecoms infrastructure via APIs, Twilio makes communications channels accessible to the world’s developers. Twilio Programmable Wireless was launched in 2016 to make it easy for developers to program cellular connectivity and begin innovating in the IoT space.
“The IoT market is at an exciting stage of development right now and has the potential to scale quickly across the Asia Pacific region,” said Chetan Chaudhary, head of IoT at Twilio.
Singtel says it has been exploring various IoT use cases with local and overseas companies across a diverse range of applications, including environmental sensing, asset tracking, waste management and monitoring of medicine consumption.