Twilio is reportedly hosting a conference dubbed Signal developer in San Francisco in the week ending 20 October 2018. Earlier bots and mobile payment apps dominated the tech market, now it is time for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company is allegedly launching two new products that are believed to support IoT adoption. One of the products called Global Super SIM will provide global connectivity management via the networks of businesses associated with Twilio. The second product dubbed Twilio Narrowband is built in partnership with T-Mobile. Twilio Narrowband will offer essential tools such as a kit of software and hardware for the development of IoT solutions with low-bandwidth as well as the narrowband network to link them.
Twilio is also reportedly in news for expanding its collaboration in the wireless by joining hands of Three Group, Telefonica, and Singtel. The company is already in partnership with these companies for its Super SIM project. The project is currently in private mode and is likely to be launched in the public beta by spring next year. Under the Super SIM project, the company will provide developers with a global network for their respective IoT projects. The Super SIM will allow the developers to select a network of their own choice or allow Twilio pick to choose a default local network for them. Twilio Narrowband on the other side is somewhat a different solution. The company as of now is focusing on the market of the US.
Earlier this year, T-Mobile launched Narrowband IoT network in the US market. As the name suggests, the project is all about linking low-bandwidth that are required to send tiny data packs such as status update and timestamps. Twilio Narrowband is leading in connecting low-bandwidth with the deployment of its SIM Card and Programmable Wireless. It later adds an internet of things developer kit together with an Arduino-based development board, T-Mobile-certified hardware module, and Grove sensors. For all these things the company is now working on developing an SDK that will handle network registrations and optimize communication between the cloud and devices.
The Narrowband service is expected to be launched in the beta version at the beginning of 2019. The service will be introduced in three pricing plans which will include a developer for a monthly price of $2 and a production plan for an annual cost of $10 or $5 at scale. It will also include a five-year plan at a cost of $8 per year or $4 per year at scale.
The developments are in line with the company’s strategic growth. The company plans to expand its horizon in the global market and turn out as a leader in the industry. It has already collaborated with big firms and its new collaboration from the project will boost its development plans. An official statement for the same is due to the company. It is hoped the company will address the media or launch its press release after the postulated conference.