Sprint Corp. will integrate Wirecard AG's unified commerce service into its Curiosity internet of things platform to deliver an "internet of payments" service.
The companies will initially focus on the retail segment, according to a Jan. 8 news release. As part of the partnership, Sprint and Wirecard will collaborate to embed payment capabilities in IoT deployments.
The companies will also explore opportunities across other market segments as part of a broader collaboration.
Sprint's Curiosity IoT platform combines the Curiosity Core virtualized IoT network with the Curiosity operating system.