Cradlepoint’s ‘Pathway to 5G for Business’ Launches at Mobile World Congress Americas

On the heels of Verizon’s 5G broadband internet service launch,
Cradlepoint and Verizon work together to develop an evolutionary pathway
from LTE Advanced to 5G for enterprises

BOISE, Idaho & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cradlepoint,
the
global leader in cloud-delivered 4G and 5G wireless network edge
solutions
, today announced it is working with Verizon to develop a
‘Pathway to 5G for Business’ program. The program launches this week at
Mobile World Congress Americas with plans to leverage Verizon’s LTE
Advanced technologies and new 5G broadband internet service with
Cradlepoint’s wireless network solutions at the customer edge.

“There is a lot of excitement and anticipation within the business
community regarding the transformative role 5G will play in
next-generation wide-area networks,” said Justin Blair, executive
director of business products at Verizon. “We’re excited to collaborate
with Cradlepoint on their ‘Pathway to 5G for Business’ program and to
leverage their enterprise experience with the capabilities of our LTE
Advanced and 5G network technologies.”

Cradlepoint has worked closely with Verizon on early 5G lab deployments
with its AER2200 serving as the on-premise wireless router in numerous
5G customer trials. Through the experience gained in these deployments,
Cradlepoint has enhanced its NetCloud service and AER2200 wireless edge
router, as well as all future products, to be 5G Pathway Ready™.

“From one of the world’s first 4G LTE enterprise network deployments to
early 5G customer trials and today’s announcement on developing a
‘Pathway to 5G for Business’ program, Cradlepoint and Verizon have
worked together to deliver innovative wireless solutions to business
customers,” said George Mulhern, Cradlepoint chairman and CEO.
“Together, we are committed to providing an evolutionary path to 5G that
delivers the pervasive connectivity and network agility that enterprises
need to embrace digital transformation fully and connect people, places
and things.”

Under the program, Cradlepoint and Verizon will provide business
customers with a 5G trial program based on Verizon’s 5G broadband
internet service and Cradlepoint’s NetCloud service and AER2200 wireless
edge router. The trial includes installation of all of the customer
premise equipment required to provide a complete 5G broadband internet
solution. The AER2200 provides Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wave 2 WiFi
for site connectivity, unified edge security for direct internet access,
and automatic 4G LTE Advanced fallback to ensure an optimal customer
experience. Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager allows technicians to monitor,
manage and troubleshoot the deployment remotely. Verizon is
demonstrating a business-class 5G deployment with Cradlepoint in their
booth at Mobile World Congress Americas, Hall South Stand S.1302.

“With the roll-out of 5G services commencing, we are entering a new and
disruptive era for cellular wireless services which promises to provide
users with fast, ‘always on’ communications that rival wired
connections,” said Mike Sapien, VP and chief analyst at OVUM. “Given
their expertise and dominance in the enterprise space for advanced 4G
LTE network solutions, Cradlepoint is the best choice to build a
‘Pathway to 5G for Business’ program. In the short-term, the B2B market
represents one of the most significant opportunities for 5G and this
partnership can only speed its development and delivery.”

Business customers interested in learning about the role 4G LTE Advanced
and 5G solutions can play in their WAN transformation strategy can
register here
for a free ‘Pathway to 5G’ Workshop delivered by Cradlepoint in
cooperation with Verizon.

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-delivered wireless edge
solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks. The Cradlepoint Elastic
Edge™ vision—powered by NetCloud services—provides a blueprint for
agile, pervasive and software-driven wireless WANs that leverage 4G and
5G services to connect people, places and things everywhere with
resiliency, security, and control. More than 20,000 enterprise and
government organizations around the world, including 75 percent of the
world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and first
responders in 10 of the largest U.S. cities, rely on Cradlepoint to keep
critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT
devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use
Cradlepoint wireless solutions as the foundation for innovative managed
network services. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held
company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with a development center in
Silicon Valley and international offices in the UK and Australia. Learn
more at cradlepoint.com or
follow us on Twitter @cradlepoint.

Contacts

Touchdown PR
Emily Gallagher, 512-373-8500
cradlepointUS@touchdownpr.com

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