Here at Cradlepoint, we pride ourselves at being in close touch with our customers and in providing them with solutions that meet their evolving needs. Lately, customers have been telling us that they want solutions that provide high bandwidth and agility to meet growing consumer demand for the “connected retail experience.”
Everyone's Blog in 4G LTE
As I mentioned in my previous post (Cradlepoint Makes Its Mark at Mobile World Congress), LTE in Europe is not being used nearly as much as it is in the U.S.—with a few notable exceptions.
I recently returned from Mobile World Congress, held annually in Barcelona. It was huge: 85,000 visitors a day and eight enormous halls full of everything from consumer goods to emerging gear for LTE networking.
As Mobile World Congress 2014 wraps up in Barcelona, I wanted to share the 4G LTE speed test results our AER2100 achieved via Vodafone's 4G network. And this was only on one SIM...
In recent blog posts, we’ve talked about advancements in technology that are creating the “Internet of Things”—a paradigm where humans talk to machines—and machines talk to machines. Where each device is uniquely identifiable; where the interaction between people and machines creates unprecedented amounts of data, helping businesses run faster and smarter, people to live more comfortable lives, and human knowledge to grow.
A recent article in StateTech magazine (“Governments Roll Out WiFi in Libraries, Buses and Parks”) describes how King County, Washington is using Cradlepoint devices to deliver WiFi to passengers on 117 of its 60-foot RapidRide line buses—and using our Enterprise Cloud Management solution to remotely manage the devices.
In late November, Cradlepoint product manager David Rush blogged (“Is LTE the Winner? Follow the Money” and “Whatever Happened to WiMax?”) about how LTE appears to have won the race for the “wireless technology of the future.” LTE and two other changes in technology have combined to make wireless connectivity the intelligent choice for secure, reliable network access at distributed enterprise locations. The two other factors are:
The movement to the cloud of business-critical applications and services. The rise of mobility as a key to gaining competitive advantage.
As I mentioned in my last post on 4G LTE, businesses have been adopting 4G LTE as an enterprise-grade network. One issue that should still be considered prior to rollout is coverage. Enterprises with distributed networks want to know if network access is available where their branch offices are located. It’s great that the carrier companies are aggressively building out their 4G LTE networks. But at the end of the day, is there coverage where the company needs it?
There was a time a couple of years ago when the winner of the race to build the best 4G network was still up for grabs. One strong contender at the time was WiMAX. Back in 2006, Sprint and Clearwire did a joint WiMAX venture, investing a significant amount of money trying to build out their WiMAX network.