The Rise of Wireless WAN

The ongoing progression from 4G LTE to Gigabit-Class LTE and 5G for enterprise networking has made one fact clear: The rise of wireless WAN is here. Among those surveyed in IDG and Cradlepoint’s new 2019 State of the WAN Report, the average organization has 2.7 types of LTE endpoints. In fact, 77 percent have LTE endpoints for branch locations, 68 percent for IoT devices, 51 percent for fleet vehicles, and 50 percent for pop-up networks. Nearly a quarter — 22 percent — of respondents have all these endpoints.

Organizations across a wide range of industries have discovered that wireless links can meet today’s branch, mobile, and IoT requirements by adding LTE to wired connections as a failover, augmenting traditional WAN links with additional bandwidth, and extending network connectivity to fleet and public safety vehicles.

Join Donna Johnson, vice president of product and solution marketing at Cradlepoint, for a live webinar to explore the changing role of wireless WAN in the enterprise, as well as what Gigabit-Class LTE and 5G can do for the future of network connectivity.