Telstra, Cradlepoint to deliver '5G for Business' solution
The companies have announced their plan to develop an integrated 5G modem and edge router solution that works with Telstra’s 5G mobile technology.
Cradlepoint said they’d do this with the help of their NetCloud platform, which allows them to provide wireless edge solutions for fixed, mobile and IoT networks that are designed to work in lock-step with LTE networks and provide a ‘graceful’ “Pathway to 5G”.
Telstra’s Product and Service Design Executive, Andrew Stormont, said: “5G internet broadband for business customers of all sizes represents a significant opportunity for Telstra.
“We know that the networking needs of our small-to-medium business and enterprise customers are very different from consumers’, which has played a key role in our decision to partner with Cradlepoint for a ‘5G for Business’ solution,” he said.
Cradlepoint said these needs included heightened security, manageability and reliability, and required a different approach to customer edge solutions. Additionally, 5G must fit within their overall wide-area network (WAN) architectures, which include SD-WAN.
Cradlepoint’s Executive Director, Carrier Business Development, APAC, Andrew Volard, said the company is “delighted to be partnering with Telstra” to “create a new 5G for business offering that will modernise private WAN and internet access for business customers across the country”.
“Telstra understands that business customers are ready to embrace 5G to enable disruptive new applications that can transform business and customer experiences, but they cannot afford to lose critical enterprise-class capabilities to get it,” Volard said.
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