Sensoneo implements smart waste monitoring solution in the US
Cloud communications platform company Twilio said that it is powering its first commercial narrowband internet of things deployment in the United States by Sensoneo, a smart waste management solution provider.
Sensoneo solutions use smart waste monitoring sensors which enable cities and businesses to optimize waste collection.
Sensoneo’s solution in the U.S. is enabled by Twilio’s NB-IoT SIMs and the first generally available developer platform for NB-IoT in North America, the company said.
“Twilio is here to help developers imagine, build, deploy and manage the world’s largest fleets of cellular IoT devices,” said Evan Cummack, head of Twilio’s IoT business unit. “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. Sensoneo is a great example of the unique opportunity that Narrowband innovators have to disrupt established industries as the smart city vision comes to life.”
Sensoneo’s Smart Waste Management solution includes smart ultrasonic sensors embedded with Twilio NB-IoT SIMs that monitor waste levels, pick up status and real-time temperature of bins. Powered by Twilio’s NB-IoT SIMs, T-Mobile’s NB-IoT network, GPS location and Bluetooth Low Energy technology, this real-time data is instantly sent to Sensoneo software to optimize collection routes, pick up frequencies and vehicle loads.
In North America, Sensoneo uses Twilio’s Narrowband IoT solution that combines SIMs, an API platform, a software development kit, and a management console to connect and manage its smart sensor technology. Sensoneo’s 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%.
Martin Basila, founder and CEO of Sensoneo, said: “T-Mobile provides us a high-performance network complemented by Twilio’s superior platform and flexible console with very useful features such as the ability to manage SIMs and check sensor behavior. Twilio is an ideal IoT provider for IoT solutions looking for reliable connectivity and quick scaling.”
T-Mobile launched its nationwide NB-IoT network in the U.S. in July 2018. The carrier said that its service was the first NB-IoT network in the U.S. and the first one in the world that leverages guard bands, which are narrow slices of unused spectrum meant to separate frequency ranges and prevent interference.
“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.”