VOD Communications Broadens Portfolio with Cradlepoint Advanced 3G/4G LTE Solutions

Centurion, 12 May 2015 – VOD Communications has announced a partnership with Cradlepoint to provide cloud-managed 3G/4G networking solutions offering business-grade, secure connectivity to distributed enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Under the agreement, VOD will become an authorized distributor of Cradlepoint’s broad family of high-performance routers designed for deployment in mission-critical applications that require 24x7 connectivity. Cradlepoint solutions are ideal for distributed operations and emerging industries that require remote connectivity and strong interoperability with existing systems. The solutions deliver enterprise-class business continuity through the use of multi-WAN 3G/4G/LTE redundancy, ensuring 99.99% uptime.

According to Cradlepoint, VOD’s high level of technical knowledge and their leadership in the M2M and IoT market combined with a commitment to service excellence makes them an ideal Cradlepoint partner and Value Added Distributor.

Hanro Wentzel, Managing Director of VOD Communications said: “The need for secure cloud-managed 3G/4G LTE networking solutions is expanding rapidly in South Africa and other parts of SSA. Broadening our solutions portfolio with Cradlepoint technology will enable cost-effective, high-speed LTE solutions that maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses in the region.

“VOD’s partnership with Cradlepoint will give our customers a source for resilient networking solutions that are specifically tailored for the environments and business goals of verticals such as retail, transportation, financial services and digital signage. “Being ahead of industry changes means we can offer the best product consultancy and training, as well as allowing us to bring new and innovative products to market before others. At VOD, we are committed to each and every one of our vendors and like to use the term ‘Virtuous Circle Management’, which describes the importance of supporting the channel through our highly trained team and building on-going relationships.”

Hubert Da Costa, Vice President EMEA, Cradlepoint said: “Cradlepoint’s partnership with VOD will strengthen our distribution channels and cultivate our presence in South Africa and other SSA countries. We look forward to working with VOD’s excellent team to drive growth and enable new areas of opportunity in deploying the next generation of cloud-managed WWAN networking solutions.

“Products such as the new CBA 850 Cellular Broadband Adapter are ideal for fail-over and drop-in connectivity and, when combined with the Out-of-Band Management feature in NetCloud Manager PRIME, become a powerful management tool for other devices on the network.”

“Cradlepoint and VOD's complementary products will help distributed enterprises cost-effectively improve operational efficiency and will enhance customer experiences by delivering 3G/4G LTE networking engineered to perform exactly as needed.”

**About VOD Communications ** VOD Communications was established in 2007 and became a PTY Ltd in 2009. VOD is a leading distributor of telecommunications technology and purpose-built networking solutions that support failover, primary and temporary connectivity, as well as machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) communications, in the Sub-Saharan region. VOD provide flexible end-to-end solutions and superior training and customer service at competitive prices. Website: http://www.vodcs.co.za