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What is Wireless WAN?

LTE networks are faster and more pervasive than ever before. With the arrival of 5G and flat-rate pricing, Wireless WAN is the next wave of network transformation — enabling connectivity to people, places, and things anywhere with greater simplicity, agility, and security.

Wireless WAN is the future.

Cellular wireless has always been ideal for business continuity and connecting critical assets in places wires can’t go, like vehicles, field forces, and remote kiosks. However, today’s LTE networks are more pervasive and getting faster with the deployment of Gigabit LTE and 5G. At the same time, flat-rate pricing is eliminating overage anxiety. These realities are ushering in the Wireless WAN era and giving rise to wireless becoming the preferred broadband connectivity for branches, stores, and other fixed sites — the last exclusive domain of wired networks. As cloud applications, mobility, and IoT devices continue to proliferate, the Wireless WAN enables a flexible and unified approach to connecting people, places, and things anywhere. It uniquely combines reach and reliability with greater simplicity, agility, and security, just what you want in the next wave of network transformation.

Moving Beyond the Branch, and Beyond Wires

WAN endpoints are growing dramatically as organizations connect beyond the branch and IoT devices continue to explode in number.

IOT
100X CONNECTIONS

Enterprise loT

Kiosks, vending, digital signage, PLCs, cameras, sensors, etc.

MOBILE
10X CONNECTIONS

Mobile

Fleet vehicles, field forces, transit, command centers, pop-up sites, etc.

FIXED
1X CONNECTIONS

Fixed Sites

Branches, stores, remote offices, industrial plants, clinics, etc.

Reliable

Wireless broadband provides a diverse and protected connection that avoids challenges like backhoes and falling trees. Further, with SD-WAN and QoS capabilities, organizations can precisely control network traffic while ensuring high availability.

Piada Italian Street Food uses Cradlepoint branch solutions that keep POS and other important applications performing optimally at all times.

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Secure

Wireless WANs have integrated security capabilities beyond wired connections, including SIM card authentication and private APNs, which are carrier-provided private networks.

In addition to the inherent protections of cellular broadband, Cradlepoint branch solutions in Fuzzy’s Taco Shop eateries provide all-in-one network security that includes application-intelligent firewalls and IPS/IDS as well as advanced content filtering.

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Flexible

With cloud-managed wireless edge solutions, LTE and 5G are simple to deploy and easy to relocate. Endpoints can be effortlessly moved to a new room or site without the pain and expense of pulling new outside cable.

PANDORA Jewerly used a Cradlepoint branch solution to meet a store’s opening-day deadline — and avoid more than $50,000 in lost sales — without waiting for a wired line.

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Fast, And Getting Faster

LTE already goes farther faster than many types of wired connections — especially since the arrival of Gigabit-Class LTE. These fiber-like speeds continue to increase as 5G rolls out in more cities.

Dual-modem solutions with mobile SD-WAN functionality in oilfield trucks enabled GR Energy Services to leverage automatic wireless-to-wireless failover and intelligent traffic steering based on policies related to latency, jitter, signal strength, and data usage.

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Simply Scalable

From buildings and vehicles to IoT devices and staff, enterprise networks can grow incredibly fast. Cellular networks are designed to support millions of endpoints and across a seamless nationwide footprint.

A national therapy services provider with more than 1,000 clinics deployed a Cradlepoint branch solution and Wireless WAN to enable rapid expansion while replacing numerous ISPs with just two nationwide cellular carriers.

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How to Get Started with Wireless WAN

Branch Continuity

Begin your journey toward a Wireless WAN by easily adding centrally managed LTE failover to legacy network infrastructure.

Branch Continuity

Begin your journey toward a Wireless WAN by easily adding centrally managed LTE failover to legacy network infrastructure.

Branch Connectivity

Gain flexibility, agility, and nonstop reliability by deploying an all-in-one wireless branch solution with SD-WAN intelligence

Branch Connectivity

Gain flexibility, agility, and nonstop reliability by deploying an all-in-one wireless branch solution with SD-WAN intelligence

Mobile

Achieve complete management, security, and control for your in-vehicle networks with enterprise-class mobile solutions.

Mobile

Achieve complete management, security, and control for your in-vehicle networks with enterprise-class mobile solutions.

loT

Connect, protect, and centrally manage every "thing" your company needs by leveraging purpose-built loT solutions.

loT

Connect, protect, and centrally manage every "thing" your company needs by leveraging purpose-built loT solutions.

With Cradlepoint, you’re on the

Pathway to 5G

Cradlepoint’s 4G LTE and Gigabit-Class LTE edge networking solutions will put your organization on the Pathway to 5G, enabling innovations as unique and innovative as your company’s imagination.

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