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Gigabit-Class LTE Technology
Officially known as LTE-Advanced Pro, Gigabit-Class LTE is the latest version of the 4G LTE standard and is rolling out throughout the world. With download speeds significantly higher than 4G LTE, Gigabit-Class LTE is many organizations’ next step toward 5G. Because 4G LTE and Gigabit-Class LTE share essentially the same underlying spectrum and infrastructure, Gigabit-Class LTE is rolling out faster than 5G but shares many of its exceptional propagation characteristics.
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Gigabit-Class LTE Application Opportunities
- Full traffic failover
- Remote interactive experience
- HD video surveillance
- Mobile command centers
- Smart fleets
- Primary wireless fixed sites
- Autonomous agriculture
- Remote healthcare diagnostics
- Private LTE
- loT asset management
Much faster than 4G LTE
With the same spectrum but using carrier aggregation, 256 QAM, and 4×4 MIMO, Gigabit-Class LTE can deliver download speeds 2-7 times faster than 4G LTE.
Because it uses the same spectrum as 4G LTE, Gigabit-Class LTE has the same long-range propagation characteristics.
Users can deploy Gigabit-Class LTE edge networking solutions today and run in 4G LTE mode until Gigabit-Class LTE is turned up in their area.
Failback for 5G
Gigabit-Class LTE will be the primary failback technology for 5G. Both connections will be live, making failback seamless.
The first form factor of 5G will be an adapter that will plug into the Ethernet port of Gigabit-Class LTE wireless edge routers.
Because Gigabit-Class LTE simply involves applying new techniques to current infrastructure, its market penetration will be rapid.
Leverage Gigabit Today. Add 5G Tomorrow.
Operators are rolling out Gigabit-Class LTE rapidly; soon it will be available in most markets around the globe. With minimal effort, an organization could deploy Gigabit-Class LTE today and immediately gain 2-7 times the performance of 4G LTE. Below are three Gigabit-Class LTE deployment options that organizations should consider. In each scenario, a 5G Ready router and edge networking service is deployed with Gigabit-Class LTE. As 5G services roll out, 5G adapters simply connect to the routers as additional WAN links. The edge networking service then orchestrates link usage according to site requirements and needs.
Embedded Gigabit-Class LTE
5G with optional embedded modem redundancy
routing and Gigabit-Class LTE
High-performance routing, 5G,
and optional modem redundancy
with Gigabit-Class LTE
5G with third-party routing
and modem redundancy
Gigabit-Class LTE products
Cradlepoint has a wide portfolio of endpoints that can connect you at Gigabit-Class LTE speeds, from in-vehicle routers to fixed wireless routers and failover adapters. Be assured that you’re achieving maximum throughput and peak application performance across your network edge.
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