Lte | 2019-08-07

Cradlepoint Announces Gigabit-Class LTE Edge Router Verizon Certification Supporting Industry and Public Safety Customers

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

Cradlepoint’s enterprise and public safety customers can leverage the speed of Verizon’s 4G LTE Advanced network today while taking the first step on the ‘Pathway to 5G’.

Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G Ready wireless network edge solutions, today announced its Gigabit-Class LTE edge router solutions received Verizon network certification. Cradlepoint is one of the first to provide wireless edge router solutions that allow enterprise and public safety organizations to take advantage of the high speeds of Verizon’s 4G LTE Advanced network, which covers more than 450 city markets coast-to-coast.

Now, Cradlepoint NetCloud Service offers subscription plans with Gigabit-Class LTE edge routers that can access the faster speeds of Verizon’s LTE Advanced network while providing customers with a graceful “Pathway to 5G.” The new solutions utilize Cradlepoint’s Elastic Wideband technology — an element of its Elastic Edge™ architecture for connecting people, places, and things over LTE and 5G cellular networks.

"Customers are increasingly trusting their mission-critical traffic on 4G, and Verizon’s 4G LTE Advanced network offers world-class service reliability and consistently fast speeds,” said Justin Blair, director, Business Products, Verizon. “In addition to powering a company’s mobile broadband needs, Cradlepoint’s Gigabit LTE products provide an alternative path to connect Verizon’s SD-WAN and VNS services, without redesigning your entire data network.”

As the customers connect more people, places, and things everywhere, the volume, variety, and value of endpoints are evolving. As a result, the enterprise wide-area network (WAN) needs to support a range of wireless connectivity options from lower cost and lower speed for IoT to high-speed fixed wireless access for SD-WAN. With the introduction of the new Gigabit-Speed LTE offerings, Cradlepoint provides Verizon customers with LTE edge solutions that address this broad set of use cases — all with enterprise-class management and security.

“We are excited to expand our leadership in Gigabit-Class LTE solutions to the Verizon LTE Advanced network, providing customers with the speed they need for more demanding wireless connectivity use cases, like SD-WAN, in-vehicle networks, and surveillance cameras,” stated Lindsay Notwell, SVP of 5G Strategy & Global Carrier Operations at Cradlepoint. “Cradlepoint is committed to delivering in lock-step with Verizon’s network innovations so that our shared enterprise and public sector customers can do amazing things with wireless WAN today while being ready to take advantage of 5G when and where it’s available.”