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The New Unparalleled Leader in 5G is Coming — From Carrier Core to Enterprise Edge

Ericsson’s acquisition of Cradlepoint uniquely positions us to lead the Wireless WAN market transition — fueled by 5G and enabled by mobile operators.


On Sept. 18, 2020, the future of the Wireless WAN has been recast. Ericsson announced its acquisition of Cradlepoint — creating a landmark partnership that will help accelerate 5G and Wireless WAN within the enterprise and beyond. Ericsson is already a worldwide leader in 4G cellular infrastructure, and now the leader in 5G as well with 109 carrier agreements to date. Cradlepoint is a global leader in cloud-delivered wireless edge solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks, and now the first in the world to deliver 5G for Business.

From carrier core to enterprise edge, Ericsson and Cradlepoint will have 5G covered like no one else.


We will be uniquely positioned to unlock the full transformational value of 5G with end-to-end intelligence and control that spans from the mobile network operator core to the enterprise edge. Enterprises will be able to connect people, places, and things — everywhere — with confidence and control.


Ericsson brings more than 100 years of communications experience and unrivaled cellular technology. Together with Cradlepoint, we will be able to simplify your organization’s evolution to Wireless WAN and 5G with unmatched investment protection, end-to-end functionality, and quality of experience.


If you’re a multi-national organization, the combined company will be able to serve you even better with offices in 180 countries and multi-carrier platforms that will help accelerate your time-to-market, better manage costs, and simplify global deployments.


On their own, Ericsson and Cradlepoint are industry-leading innovators in cellular and network technology. But together? We will have the strength, vast carrier and enterprise customer bases, and formidable technology advantage to lead the Wireless WAN and 5G market forward. Fast. For incumbent enterprise network players, consider the goalpost moved.

The same Cradlepoint you know and trust. Only stronger.

After the acquisition is completed, Cradlepoint will remain an independent, standalone organization. Same leaders, same people you depend on and interact with every day, and the same passion and perseverance to serve our customers and stay at the forefront of technology and the industry.

Of course, what’s life without a little change? Cradlepoint, and our world-class partners, will become Ericsson’s route to the enterprise. Much more news to come, so stay tuned.

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