Historically, networks require tradeoffs between flexibility and performance. Wireless connections offer tremendous flexibility but can't match the performance of fiber links. 5G eliminates this tradeoff, providing fiber-fast connections with wireless flexibility to rev up existing applications while enabling new innovative and immersive ones.
Cradlepoint announced the industry’s first and most comprehensive “5G for Business” product portfolio in Q1 2020 with availability starting mid-year. It supports all 5G bands and the complete management lifecycle.
Today’s 5G standard has a few implementation options, some wet paint, and several gaps. To ensure a superior enterprise experience, Cradlepoint works closely with major carriers to test and tune its solutions to their 5G networks.
Cradlepoint 5G Wideband Adapters utilize the latest 5G chipset technology with LTE/Gigabit-Class LTE fallback built-in. Since both modems are always connected, loss of the 5G signal doesn’t mean loss of the connection.
The first Cradlepoint 5G solution to ship will be the W2000 Wideband Adapter, which supports low-to-mid-band 5G (Sub-6). We announced a future W4000 model designed to support high-band 5G (mmWave).
Our new 5G Wideband Adapters will come in two forms: an indoor unit (IDU) and outdoor unit (ODU). With these two forms, we can functionally support everything from LTE-like low-band to line-of-sight millimeter wave.
The 5G Wideband Adapter is designed to work with any third-party router. When paired with a Cradlepoint 5G-capable router, customers get a fully integrated lifecycle management experience and optimized performance.
The latest insights on how 5G can enable your network to connect beyond wires.