Mobile World Congress, February 25, 2022 – Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions, today announced the launch of Cellular Intelligence, a collection of software-based features that uniquely sense, orchestrate, and optimise connections, data plans, and traffic of cellular networking deployments. Now, Cellular Intelligence includes SIM Management based on the integration of Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator with Cradlepoint’s NetCloud and other databases. Customers can now activate and manage cellular routers, SIMs and data plans from a single pane of glass. This new extension of Cellular Intelligence highlights Cradlepoint’s commitment to providing enterprises with the freedom to simply connect people, places, and things from anywhere.
IT managers will need a new set of tools to meet the unique demands of cellular networking - especially as the Wireless WAN scales. As 5G adoption rates continue to rise, IDC predicts that by 2024, “wireless first” will be mainstream for wide area connectivity, accelerating 65% of organisations to "untether" their operations*. As this demand for cellular adoption increases, Cellular Intelligence gives IT teams the necessary tools to manage the unique demands of cellular through sophisticated management and control capabilities.
5G is significantly increasing the use of Wireless WAN by global enterprises, and Cradlepoint’s Cellular Intelligence will accelerate further adoption. With increased visibility and control across the entire wireless WAN, we can better manage the full life-cycle from initial deployment to in-life support through a single-pane-of-glass, resulting in consistent uptime and improved performance for our global customers.”
Joop Gerlach, Chief Operating Officer, Blue Wireless
Leveraging Cradlepoint’s decade-long history in enabling enterprise-class 4G/LTE and 5G connectivity, Cellular Intelligence has been built into every aspect of the Cradlepoint portfolio to equip IT teams with the management, control, and security capabilities they need, including:
We have now officially entered a 5G-driven world. IT teams are going to be faced with complexities of managing and controlling a distributed Wireless WAN. Cellular Intelligence, which is embedded in everything Cradlepoint does, simplifies cellular deployments with more predictable connectivity, deeper insights, and more accurate cost containment. It goes well beyond adding an off-the-shelf modem to a router, and gives network administrators the tools they need to secure, manage and control a distributed Wireless WAN—at scale.”
Donna Johnson, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Cradlepoint
One of the newest Cellular Intelligence features – SIM Management – is based on an integration with Ericsson’s IoT Accelerator platform. Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and other channel partners that utilise IoT Accelerator will now be able to provide customers with the ability to view, activate and adjust cellular data plans in real-time for their Cradlepoint devices. There are also plans to integrate with SIM aggregation databases to provide broader visibility across all global carrier’s data plans. With these integrations, Cradlepoint Cellular Intelligence now exclusively provides real-time SIM Management capability.
“Cradlepoint, together with Ericsson IoT, has extended SIM Management to Cradlepoint’s portfolio of cellular-enabled routers and adapters for fixed site, mobile, and IoT use cases. Now, any ecosystem member that utilises the Ericsson IoT Accelerator platform can extend SIM Management functionality to Cradlepoint devices, providing our global partners with service differentiation and giving enterprise customers yet another powerful tool to help manage the cost and performance of their Wireless WAN deployment.”
Kyle Okamoto, General Manager of IoT at Ericsson
To learn more about Cellular Intelligence, shipping now as part of the NetCloud Service, please visit: https://cradlepoint.com/technology/cellular-intelligence/
Cradlepoint will be at Mobile World Congress Barcelona from February 28 – March 3, 2022, visit us in booth 2J20. For more information on the event, visit: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/exhibitors/cradlepoint
Cradlepoint is a global leader in cloud-delivered 4G and 5G wireless network edge solutions. Cradlepoint’s NetCloud™ platform and cellular routers deliver a pervasive, secure, and software-defined Wireless WAN edge to connect people, places, and things — anywhere. More than 28,500 businesses and government agencies worldwide, including many Global 2000 organisations and top public sector agencies, rely on Cradlepoint to keep mission-critical sites, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected. Cradlepoint was founded in 2006, acquired by Ericsson in 2020, and operates today as a standalone subsidiary within Ericsson’s Business Area Technologies and New Businesses. Cradlepoint is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centres in Silicon Valley and India with international offices in Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, and Latin America. www.cradlepoint.com.
* IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Connectedness 2022 Predictions, Doc # US47438921, October 2021