- Sprint says its Curiosity IoT platform combines its IoT network and its integrated IoT operating system
- This partnership will allow Sprint to integrate Wirecard’s payment capabilities into its Curiosity IoT platform
Wirecard has teamed up with US-based communication services provider Sprint to integrate Wirecard’s commerce solutions into Sprint’s Curiosity Internet of Things (IoT) platform. This has been done to deliver the ‘Internet of Payments’.
As per Sprint, its Curiosity IoT platform combines its IoT network and its integrated IoT operating system. It brings networks to data collection sites. This partnership will allow Sprint to integrate Wirecard’s payment capabilities into its Curiosity IoT platform. It will also enable the two companies to their collaboration and explore different market segments.
Ivo Rook, senior vice president, IoT & product development for Sprint said, “We are pleased to integrate Wirecard solutions into our robust IoT platform. This opens up many commercial opportunities, and also delivers an unparalleled commerce solution for our global clients and their customers. As IoT becomes even more central to how enterprises run, we look forward to identifying new opportunities and use cases for these technologies. The growing internet of things will lead to new and innovative transactions, like directly between devices, and this collaboration will power such use cases.”
The companies aim to enable merchants to meet their current and future customer expectations. They plan to do this through an enhanced buying experience.
Growing demand for commerce without barriers
Georg von Waldenfels, executive vice president of group business development at Wirecard added, “Collaborating with Sprint is a tremendous opportunity to expand our collective reach and capabilities, plus meet a growing demand for commerce without barriers. Adding Wirecard unified commerce solutions to Sprint’s game-changing IoT technology is a significant step toward developing the shopping experience of the future and we look forward to all the possibilities this cooperation offers us.”