Cradlepoint, a cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions provider, has announced the first products to use its new Elastic Wideband technology, part of the company’s Elastic Edge vision for connecting people, places and things over LTE and 5G networks. The Cradlepoint NetCloud service now includes GigabitClass LTE edge router solutions that deliver wireless connectivity for enterprise and public safety organizations while providing the first step in the company’s ‘Pathway to 5G’ strategy.
Powered by Elastic Wideband technology, the new edge routers also support Private LTE.
Elastic Wideband leverages the foundational 5G technologies of 4x4 multiple-input and multiple outputs (MIMO), 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and multi-carrier aggregation (CA) to deliver Gigabit-Class LTE today on cellular networks that support LTE Advanced Pro, and spans to full 5G in the future.
“While many industry players are pondering early 5G use cases, and a few even trialing them, carriers are moving forward with their committed 5G rollout plans. These plans include upgrading current LTE networks with 5G-related technology so carriers can start delivering faster speeds and lower latency while gaining improved operating efficiency,” says Mike Sapien, VP and chief analyst, Ovum. “However, customers will need a new generation of wireless edge solutions to unlock these advanced LTE capabilities and provide a graceful evolution to full-fledged 5G services when and where available. Cradlepoint is the first vendor to deliver Gigabit-Class edge router solutions that can take advantage of LTE Advanced Pro networks while offering a pathway to 5G. Ovum’s research confirms that businesses are moving towards a wireless WAN future and using more LTE today for primary and failover connections—gigabit LTE and 5G will only hasten this journey.”
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Edited by Ken Briodagh