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Verizon retools ThingSpace IoT platform to focus on connectivity

July 18, 2019 / Sue Marek

Verizon has quietly revamped its ThingSpace Internet of Things (IoT) platform so that it focuses on the operator’s core strength—providing connectivity. According to Shamik Basu, director of product management for IoT platform and services at Verizon, the company is no longer providing the application enablement piece because it found that it was duplicating what was already being done in the public cloud space by companies like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.“When it comes to building an application enablement platform we thought we were duplicating what was happening in the public cloud space,” Basu said. “And developers have an affinity for public cloud. Instead, ThingSpace now offers connectivity through AWS so that customers can go to AWS and have an application running in a public cloud environment, and connect directly to ThingSpace.