The Internet of Things (IoT) is experiencing a paradigm shift, from intelligence at the core (at data centers or the cloud) to distributed intelligence on devices, networks and in the data center and the cloud.

This is due to the need to reduce latency and provide end users with near real-time intelligence on the performance of their assets. Transmitting data on the network alone for centralized data analysis can lead to latency in intelligence.

Another reason for the use of distributed intelligence is the high volume of data that some IoT applications can generate. In addition to lowering latency, IoT applications require a network with low jitter — a network designed for least packet loss to ensure optimal asset performance.

Curiosity IoT is a dedicated, virtualized and distributed IoT network and operating system built by Sprint to handle data from a variety of IoT use cases and devices. In this executive brief by Frost & Sullivan, read about how Curiosity IoT is meeting the latency, jitter and other critical requirements of the Internet of Things.