Sprint today announced Command Center 2.0, an upgraded version of its M2M and IoT services portal.
The revamped device management platform updates Sprint’s original Command Center announced four years ago and builds additional features into the service.
Specifically, the new enhancements focus on simplifying provisioning, billing, and trouble resolution. Most notably though is the international expansion which will offer Command Center in more than 200 countries.
Sprint majority owner SoftBank is putting its weight behind the international expansion and integrating functions of the service to offer to its own customers.
The M2M market is positioned for large growth in the coming years. GSMA predicts that M2M will account for 10 percent of all global wireless connections by 2020.
Sprint’s push into that market comes as leaders like AT&T continue to show a growing foothold on the Internet of Things. In its latest quarter, despite a slowdown in smartphone growth, AT&T added nearly one million connected devices on its wireless network, including nearly 700,000 connected cars.
In March, Sprint rolled out another enterprise offering with Workplace-as-a-Service, a managed communications and productivity suite for businesses.