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Published on April 20th, 2016 | by Max Argent

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Cradlepoint announces LTE Advanced Routing Platform for Enterprise

Enhanced Solutions Portfolio Enables Faster Connections & More Reliable Coverage for Mobile, Data-Rich Applications

Cradlepoint has announced the world’s first suite of LTE Advanced (LTE-A) routing platforms for branch and in-vehicle networks. As carriers are introducing Category 6 LTE-A technology into their networks to increase bandwidth speeds and coverage, Cradlepoint is the first to empower businesses to leverage these capabilities with an enterprise-grade WAN solution. Cradlepoint has already set the standard for connecting enterprise networks with LTE to more easily and reliably complement, augment, and extend their existing primary networks. By integrating LTE-A capabilities into its solution portfolio, it is supporting even faster connections and better coverage so its customers can do more and wire less.

Cradlepoint’s LTE-A modems will be embedded in Cradlepoint’s AER series of edge routing solutions, ARC series of failover and Out of Band Management solutions, and in the COR IBR1100 ruggedized mobile network solution. The new platforms, in concert with new firmware and Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM) features, enhance Cradlepoint’s solutions for enterprise edge networks like retail, food & beverage, and branch office verticals, and transportation or in-vehicle networks like police and emergency responders, mass transit, mobile healthcare, and commercial fleets.

LTE Advanced is an important step forward for enterprises that require flexible untethered last-mile access. The addition of carrier aggregation boosts the amount of bandwidth available to critical applications deployed in locations that require wireless access. Other advances, such as support for multiple-input, multiple-out (MIMO) antennas and higher order modulation, help ensure solid performance even at the edge of a mobile operator’s cell,” said Ken Rehbehn, principal analyst, mobile infrastructure at 451 Research. “For enterprises requiring agile and effective connections to supplement wired network access or tackle coverage in areas lacking wired access, LTE Advanced provides an industrial-grade wireless access alternative that delivers benefits of high-speed, ubiquity, and scale. With the growth of remote cloud access, IoT, and increasingly mobile employees, LTE Advanced becomes fundamental for the new connected organization.

Mobility demands continue to rise across the enterprise, from connecting body and dash cameras in police cruisers, to securing tablet-based POS networks in neighborhood retail shops. LTE is the connectivity choice for many enterprises to support these data-rich applications because it is reliable, flexible, and easy to manage,” said Ian Pennell, CMO at Cradlepoint. “Cradlepoint helps enterprises cut wires and unleash new opportunities because we are connecting people, places, and things that traditional wired networks cannot. LTE Advanced is the next stage in our ability to support sophisticated networks at the edge, and make constant connectivity easy.

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