Originally published January 16, 2018
Cradlepoint today announced a major shift to a cloud software model for offering wireless software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN), with new pricing and a series of dedicated wireless access points that extend the reach of its SD-WAN to businesses using LTE wireless access. The news was announced at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2018 conference.
The goal is to simplify access to broadband networks for businesses, using wireless access points as the connection points. The company now makes it possible to consolidate multiple routers in the branch office with the launch of an all-in-one AER Series that supports 10 switched Ethernet ports to provide either WAN or LAN connectivity in addition to an integrated LTE Advanced modem capable of speeds up to 600Mbps (maximum download), an expansion slot for a second LTE modem, and a guest portal to a 802.11ac WiFi network.