AT&T, Cradlepoint partner on wireless WAN and 5G

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AT&T and Cradlepoint are expanding their partnership to enable enterprise and public safety customers to purchase end-to-end wireless wide-area network (WAN) solutions.

"In recent months, we have witnessed more businesses and public safety agencies than ever deploying wireless WAN solutions on AT&T LTE networks in response to the global health crisis," said Robert Boyanovsky, vice president of enterprise mobility at AT&T Business.

"This surge in demand underscores the agility, flexibility, and speed of deployment that only wireless can deliver. It also provides validation of our expanded relationship with Cradlepoint that will make it easier for customers to acquire end-to-end wireless WAN solutions from AT&T."

As part of the new agreement, customers will also be able to order Cradlepoint wireless edge solutions and have them fulfilled and billed directly from AT&T.

Under the expanded AT&T collaboration, customers will be able to purchase Cradlepoint branch, mobile, and IoT solutions powered by NetCloud for single-pane-of-glass orchestration, management, and control.

"If history is our guide, anything that can be made wireless, will become wireless, and that includes the enterprise WAN," said James Bristow (pictured), senior vice president of EMEA, Cradlepoint.

"Our deepened relationship with AT&T comes at an auspicious time as the world is waking up to the power of LTE cellular networks and the promise of 5G as essential WAN edge infrastructure. We hope that this new chapter sends a strong signal to other innovative service providers, especially in Europe, on the new capabilities they can offer their customers.”

“In recent months, Cradlepoint has rapidly expanded into the European marketplace, attracting new customers, building a sophisticated partner programme and onboarding strategic new hires. Our time is now, and we are perfectly placed to partner with a range of service providers and capitalise on the rise of 5G on the continent.”

Additionally, the partnership will simplify customers’ ability to embrace a Gigabit LTE-based wireless WAN while on the path to 5G.

“With the number of enterprise use cases for LTE increasing and carrier 5G deployments beginning to scale significantly, we are forecasting the enterprise Wireless WAN market will undergo significant growth over the next several years”, said Rohit Mehra, vice president of network infrastructure at IDC.

“Partnerships that unite the macro cellular network and wireless edge router ecosystems, such as this one between AT&T and Cradlepoint, will help facilitate enterprise adoption and simplify deployments for customers, especially for 5G.”

Cradlepoint edge solutions leverage AT&T's 5G Evolution network which is capable of reaching speeds of at least 400Mbps and LTE-LAA network, capable of reaching speeds of 1Gbps.

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