T-Mobile, Twillio Partner to Introduce New Developer Platform for NB-IoT

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T-Mobile, Twillio Partner to Introduce New Developer Platform for NB-IoT Image Credit: T-Mobile

T-Mobile announced that Twilio has created a new developer platform for the T-Mobile NB-IoT network at SIGNAL, Twilio’s customer and developer conference.

Twilio also announced the Twilio Breakout Software Development Kit (SDK) to help developers start taking advantage of the optimizations offered by NB-IoT networks.

T-Mobile is the first to deploy a NB-IoT network in the U.S., which launched nationwide in July.

 - Twilio Narrowband Developer Platform is comprised of three components:

Narrowband SIMs: Since the introduction of Twilio Programmable Wireless two years ago, Twilio has been focused on getting developers started quickly with cellular connectivity. Instant self-service onboarding, no contracts required and two-day shipping in the U.S.

 - Twilio Narrowband IoT Developer Kit: A limited supply developer kit including an Arduino-based development board and Grove sensors specifically chosen for innovative low-powered wide-area solutions. It also features the u-blox LTE Cat NB1 SARA‑N410 hardware module, certified for the T-Mobile Narrowband network.

 - Twilio Breakout SDK: Twilio Breakout SDK reduces the complexity of hardware and heterogeneity of different networks, allowing developers to focus on creating their narrowband IoT device deployment. The Breakout SDK handles tasks such as network registration and intelligently optimizes communication between devices and cloud services. based on the network capability requirements across IP, Non-IP and SMS.

The two companies first teamed up back in 2016 with the launch of developer tools for cellular IoT, opening up the opportunity for IoT solution developers to build in cellular connectivity for the first time.

John Legere, CEO, T-Mobile
Together with Twilio, the Un-carrier is unleashing developers and building an entirely new ecosystem for IoT solutions. I can’t wait to see what awesomeness they create!. Once again, T-Mobile is at the forefront of innovation, enabling a world where anything and everything can be connected. The possibilities are endless

Chetan Chaudhary, GM and VP of IoT, Twillio
By applying Twilio’s proven approach for cellular IoT connectivity to Narrowband, it will remove barriers so developers can focus on building devices and dreaming up new use cases that don’t yet exist. We can’t wait to see what you build!

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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