Sprint has announced plans to use a service delivery platform developed by Airbiquity for its connected vehicle services.
The telecoms operator says the Airbiquity (Seattle, USA) Choreo platform will be integrated with the Sprint (Overland Park, USA) Velocity service it sells to vehicle makers.
“Sprint is leading the way in helping automakers more easily and affordably provide connected services in their autos and passenger trucks, and we are excited to expand our capability through pivotal relationships with market leaders like Airbiquity,” said Wayne Ward, vice president of emerging solutions for Sprint.
“Airbiquity’s Choreo is a valuable addition to our Sprint Velocity ecosystem, providing a potent technology option for the integration of in-vehicle communication systems,” he said.
The operator says it is looking at other market segments where it might further collaborate with Airbiquity, including other transportation markets as well as the medical sector.
The tie-up has already won approval from analyst quarters.
“Combining the scale of wireless operators with the capabilities of category specialists would be very attractive to a number of automotive companies,” said John Canali, senior analyst of the global automotive practice at Strategy Analytics.
Airbiquity says the partnership will help it to provide M2M services to other industry sectors.