Boise, Idaho — Oct. 21, 2020 — The future of 5G for business has officially landed. While there have been many hypothetical use cases for 5G, and predictions about the business applications it will enable, Australian-based Taylor Construction demonstrates firsthand that 5G has arrived, setting a new standard for 5G-enabled high-tech applications for the enterprise.
Cradlepoint, the global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless edge solutions, today announced that Taylor Construction has completed its 5G trial and is successfully using a 5G for business solution. This is the first documented 5G enterprise use case with an enterprise-grade 5G edge networking solution by Cradlepoint.
Taylor Construction is already experiencing the wide area network (WAN) speeds and coverage it needs — including 20 times the performance of its 4G connection — to support a range of bandwidth and latency sensitive connected devices and applications on its construction sites.
Following the February 2020 release of Cradlepoint’s comprehensive portfolio of 5G wireless edge solutions for business in Australia, and its coinciding rollout with Telstra’s high-performance 5G network, Taylor Construction took action. The company identified a construction site where it could trial Telstra’s Enterprise Wireless solution and Cradlepoint’s NetCloud Service for Branch, delivered through a Cradlepoint E3000 5G-optimized router with a ruggedized W2005 5G Wideband Adapter built for outdoor placement.
“The Cradlepoint 5G solution, enabled by the Telstra 5G network, has transformed our ability to employ high-performing enterprise-grade applications, top to bottom,” says Christian Neyle, IT manager for Taylor Construction.
The performance the company is now getting with 5G will enable it to deploy its current 5G-ready high-tech applications, made possible by the Wireless WAN. Taylor is experimenting with the following applications:
“To some people, this is science fiction; to me, this is the next generation of business,” says Neyle. “We could have used fiber, but mobility was also important, which is why 5G is the only solution that works.” All of these aforementioned devices and applications require real-time data, which is only possible with immense bandwidth, low latency, and constant uptime at the edge of the network. Thus, it’s only possible with 5G.
“Taylor Construction is an example of how organizations can use 5G to transform their business and drive new ways to reduce costs, improve operational efficiency, and compete,” says George Mulhern, CEO of Cradlepoint. “Taylor was able to leverage 5G to quickly implement innovative new applications, so can just about any business in any industry. The future is here, so now is the time to get on the pathway to 5G.”
Businesses are getting serious about utilizing 5G solutions to boost operations and outcomes — Taylor Construction is a great example. And according to Cradlepoint and IDG’s 2020 State of Wireless WAN report, 67 percent of IT decision-makers are either confident or very confident 5G will deliver business benefits within the next year.
“Wireless WANs, based on the capabilities of 4G LTE and 5G technology, are becoming an essential part of any organization’s digital transformation,” says Mulhern. “Cradlepoint NetCloud allows companies to manage both LTE and 5G networks under the same cloud platform, with the same operational, security and analytic capabilities. By deploying advanced LTE services today, companies can be ready to make a seamless transition to 5G when and where it’s available in their network.”
Telstra’s Enterprise Wireless solution, which provides the 5G service for Taylor Construction, exemplifies the significant opportunity for mobile network operators as businesses of all size and across industries embrace 4G and 5G technologies, and make the shift to Wireless WAN.
“When we announced our partnership with Telstra in February as the 5G solution for its Enterprise Wireless solution, we knew this would lead to incredible new business opportunities and use cases in Australia,” says Gavin Wilson, managing director APAC, Cradlepoint. “Taylor Construction has become a first-mover in 5G and signals a bright future ahead for what the impact of 5G will have on businesses globally.”
Join Cradlepoint, Telstra and other industry leaders at the digital GSMA Thrive conference on October 26, 2020 at 3:15 p.m. PT for a panel discussion: “5G For Business is Here. Are You Ready?” More details and RSVP here.
Cradlepoint is a global leader in cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks. Cradlepoint NetCloud, the personification of the company’s Elastic Edge vision, is a subscription-based service with purpose-built endpoints that delivers a pervasive, secure, and software-defined Wireless WAN edge to connect people, places, and things over LTE and 5G cellular networks. More than 22,000 businesses and government agencies around the world rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical sites, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected and protected, including 75% of the world’s top retailers, 50% of the Fortune 100, and first responder agencies in 25 of the largest US cities. Major service providers use Cradlepoint solutions as the foundation for innovative managed services. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with a development center in Silicon Valley and international offices in the UK and Australia. More at www.cradlepoint.com
Taylor is a dynamic construction and property delivery partner connecting people and spaces. Established in 1994, Taylor design, construct and develop diverse projects for all sectors from project inception to completion. With more than 250 team members, Taylor service its clients across core divisions including construction, fitout and refurbishment and property. More at taylorau.com.au
Telstra is a leading telecommunications and information services company. We offer a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets in Australia, operating the largest mobile and Wi-Fi networks. Globally, we provide end-to-end solutions, including managed network services, global connectivity, cloud, voice, colocation, conferencing, and satellite solutions. We have licenses in Asia, Europe, and the United States and offer access to more than 2,000 points of presence across the globe. For more information, visit www.telstra.com