Twilio, a cloud communications platform, will power its first commercial Narrowband IoT deployment in the United States by Sensoneo, a smart waste management solution provider.
With ultrasonic, smart waste monitoring sensors, Sensoneo enables cities and businesses to make data-driven decisions and optimize waste collection, the company says.
Sensoneo’s solution in the United States is enabled by Twilio’s Narrowband IoT SIMs and what the companies call “the first generally available developer platform for NB-IoT in North America.”
“Our Narrowband partnership with T-Mobile gives developers the quickest and most scalable way to deploy a fleet of inexpensive, low-power devices with exceptional nationwide coverage,” says Evan Cummack, head of Twilio’s IoT business unit.
Sensoneo Smart Waste Management features:
- smart ultrasonic sensors embedded with Twilio NB-IoT SIMs for smart waste monitoring
- picks up status and real-time temperature of bins
- powered by Twilio’s NB-IoT SIMs, T-Mobile’s NB IoT network, GPS location and BLE technology
- real-time data instantly sent to Sensoneo software to optimize collection routes, pick up frequencies and vehicle loads
Sensoneo’s Narrowband IoT solution is deployed across 35 countries and has reduced waste collection costs by 30% and lowered carbon emissions in active cities by up to 60%, Sensoneo says.
“With 1.9 billion connections projected by 2025, licensed cellular LPWA (NB-IoT/LTE-M) is set to become the predominant cellular connectivity solution,” said Sylwia Kechiche, principal analyst – IoT, GSMA Intelligence.
“Smart city deployments are on the rise and multiple access technologies like Sensoneo will account for almost 1 billion IoT connections by 2025.”
“Sensoneo is a perfect example of the promise of NB-IoT. It’s not just a network story, it’s a problem-solving story. Waste management is a global issue that requires bold, innovative ideas and approaches,” said Balaji Sridharan, VP, T-Mobile IoT.
“That our NB-IoT network, in partnership with Twilio, is an integral part of bringing a new, fresh approach to tackling such a large problem gives me and the whole T-Mobile IoT team a real jolt of energy.”