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Verizon and Cradlepoint collaborate to launch 5G for business trials

Lindsay Notwell

Providing a Pathway to 5G wireless services for businesses 

On the heels of the Verizon 5G Home launch, Cradlepoint has announced a collaboration with Verizon to define 5G services for businesses — solidifying a next step in the adoption of wireless as an essential wide-area networking (WAN) infrastructure. The new program includes the ability to trial Verizon’s 5G fixed wireless service for qualifying customers. The Verizon and Cradlepoint pairing is designed to help put companies on a “pathway to 5G” as firms consider integrating the latest in cellular wireless technology into their next-generation WAN roadmap. 

Customers participating in a Pathway to 5G for Business trial will be utilizing a Cradlepoint all-in-one branch office solution based on its AER2200 edge router, which is 5G Pathway Ready™. The AER2200 provides an Ethernet connection between an external 5G modem to take advantage of the huge bandwidth that millimeter waves provide. If the 5G connection is disrupted, the router will automatically fall back to a 4G LTE-Advanced connection, ensuring optimal performance and reliability.  

Providing a Pathway to 5G

Cradlepoint and Verizon will deliver a Pathway to 5G for Businesses program based on Verizon’s 5G fixed wireless service with a Cradlepoint endpoint solution. The Pathway to 5G provides the pervasive connectivity and network agility that enterprises need to fully embrace digital transformation and connect people, places, and things. 

This partnership offers a program for businesses to trial 5G in order to develop use cases based on this next-generation technology. In addition, Cradlepoint and Verizon are collaborating to deliver a consulting workshop for qualified customers that will help CIOs understand how best to incorporate 5G into their technology roadmaps, as well as discuss a variety of use case possibilities. 

Propelled by our Pathway to 5G vision and experience gained from working with network operators all over the world, Cradlepoint has been a driving force in the industry on educating the market on 5G and the role it will play in next-generation business. We are extending a family of 5G Pathway Ready™ solutions that allow customers to deploy 4G LTE-Advanced solutions today, then easily extend them to start taking advantage of 5G services when and where they get rolled out over the next couple of years. 

A Better User Experience 

5G will transform business WANs and enable rapid site deployments, seamless 4G and 5G interoperability, and fiber-fast performance — driving greater WAN agility and efficiency. 5G will provide ultra-low latency that will enable a new generation of video- and data-rich applications. 

Maximizing the Potential of 5G 

Together, Verizon and Cradlepoint will provide business customers with a pathway to 5G and a faster and more responsive network. New applications will drive business paradigms and enable companies to increase revenues, provide a richer customer experience, and gain a competitive advantage. 

Exciting times! 

Learn More About 5G for Enterprises

Read more about the Cradlepoint and Verizon partnership in this press release.

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