Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Cradlepoint Expands 5G Leadership with Small-Site Router and Modular Modem

Cradlepoint recently launched the Cradlepoint E300 Series 5G Enterprise Router and the Cradlepoint MC400 5G Modular Modem. These new 5G wireless edge networking solutions are ideal for fixed wireless access (FWA), small sites, and mobile use cases that enable a modern, agile, and connected enterprise.

According to the June 2022 Ericsson Mobility Report, new global 5G rate plans from wireless carriers, including speed-based tariffs, have unlocked new interest in FWA.  FWA data traffic represented 20 percent of global mobile network data traffic in 2021 and 5G FWA is expected to grow to 110 million connections by 2027. The demand for 5G in various forms to meet the needs of agile enterprises is escalating.

With Cradlepoint’s new E300 5G router and MC400 5G modular modem, enterprises will have more options to take advantage of 5G and FWA. Customers worldwide will be able to cost-effectively deploy smaller sites, pop-up deployments, IoT, and secondary 5G connections for applications such as public safety vehicles, and remote workers.

“Cradlepoint’s new 5G connectivity solutions bring many benefits to businesses, particularly those with small site requirements or that have employees working remotely,” shared Andy Berry, VP and Country General Manager ANZ for Tech Data. “Our partners can now architect world-leading high-speed 5G connectivity solutions for a wider pool of customers as Cradlepoint expands their 5G solutions set.”

The Cradlepoint E300 5G router, for small-footprint sites, is based on proven second-generation 5G technology. Its all-in-one platform design is ideal for primary and failover connectivity. It also supports the company’s recently announced NetCloud Exchange software for secure connectivity, SD-WAN, and Zero-Trust Networks Access.

The Cradlepoint MC400 5G is a modular modem that supports up to two carriers utilising two SIM cards. It allows customers to add or field-upgrade a second 5G modem to any Cradlepoint 5G-ready or optimised router. Specific benefits include:

  • Higher availability: Add a second 5G link for high-speed primary and failover connectivity.
  • Ultimate WAN Diversity: Combine 5G with dual-modem, dual-SIM, and multi-carrier functionality with Ethernet; and Wi-Fi as WAN.
  • Flexibility: Auto-switch SIM cards between carriers upon reaching a data plan cap.

“Fixed wireless access is taking off in the enterprise as businesses strive to reinvent themselves in the era of 5G,” said Donna Johnson, SVP of Marketing at Cradlepoint. “Cradlepoint continues its leadership in 5G by delivering more ways for businesses of all sizes to leverage 5G for innovative use cases and maximise the value of FWA in their WANs.”

Cradlepoint’s E300 5G router and MC400 5G are controlled and managed by the Cradlepoint NetCloud platform, which also provides cellular intelligence, security, SD-WAN, remote troubleshooting, and analytics and insights solutions.


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