Cloud-delivered LTE and 5G-raeady wireless network solutions firm Cradlepoint has partnered with Australian telecommunications, mobile and Wi-Fi company Telstra on a solution that will bring 5G to businesses in that country.
Under the agreement, Telstra will connect into Cradlepoint’s enterprise cellular expertise and NetCloud platform to develop an integrated 5G modem and edge router solution to work with its 5G mobile technology.
5G technology is slowly being rolled out across the globe, and Telstra’s 5G network is available in select areas in Australia.
In a statement, Telstra Product & Service Design Executive Andrew Stormont said 5G internet broadband for business customers is a significant opportunity for the company.
“We know that the networking needs of our small-to-medium businesses 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,” Stormont said.
According to Cradlepoint, business customers’ needs are significantly different from consumers when it comes to manageability, security and reliability. Through its NetCloud service, the company provides wireless edge solutions for fixed, mobile and IoT networks to work seamlessly with the most advanced LTE networks and provide a pathway to 5G.
In a statement, Cradlepoint’s Executive Director of Business Development in Asia-Pacific Andrew Volard said the partnership will modernize private WAN and internet access for business customers across Australia.
“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,” he said.
Cradlepoint calls NetCloud a comprehensive platform that enables customers to build and manage wireless WANS with complete lifecycle management, robust edge security and SD-WAN traffic management for optimal performance and reliability.