Verizon is continuing to attack the Internet of Things (IoT) space.
The carrier today announced availablity of a Cat1 LTE network for IoT, which aims to fill in the void left by legacy 2G network.
The new offering will service low-cost, low-bandwidth applicaitons, such as tracking and monitoring solutions.
The news comes in the wake of Verizon’s new ThingSpace, an IoT platform that offers developers a set of APIs to enable the building of new solutions.
“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.”
Verizon says it provides global IoT coverage in more than 100 countries with plans to expand its footprint in the coming months to nearly 200 countries.
Verizon began talking about its plans to offer a “future-proof” M2M platform way back in 2013.