Cradlepoint Scores Big, Pushes Wireless WAN Service

Originally posted on March 22, 2017

Those putting wide area network (WAN) systems to use in corporate environments only seem to be growing in number, and as such, the companies looking to provide WAN, whether software-defined (SD-WAN) or in a hybrid WAN approach are on the rise as well. Recently, Cradlepoint noted its own significant advance in the field, demonstrated by landing an $89 million Series C funding round.

Cradlepoint offers an array of WAN solutions built around the major wireless connectivity options today, including 3G, 4G, and LTE (News- Alert). Cradlepoint's CEO George Mulheim notes that Cradlepoint was the first to offer a routing solution for LTE, giving it to Verizon. Additionally, it's got a set of branch routers that can offer connectivity in both broadband and multiprotocol label switching (MPLS). Cradlepoint's bread and butter, however, is its LTE connectivity capability, recently augmented by its purchase of Pertino back in 2015.

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