Under the partnership, Telstra customer trials of Cradlepoint’s new W2000-Series 5G Wideband Adapter, which is the 5G wireless edge solution for Telstra’s Enterprise Wireless service, are scheduled to begin from April 2020.
“Our pursuit of delivering the best 5G solution available to Australian businesses has led us to Cradlepoint’s NetCloud and the new W2000 Series 5G Wireless Adapters,” said Telstra’s Mobility Executive Andrew Stormont.
“We know the networking needs of our business and enterprise customers are very different from consumers’, and this point was a determining factor in our decision to partner with Cradlepoint for our Enterprise Wireless 5G solution. Their comprehensive approach, combined with Telstra network leadership and expertise, makes it easy for business customers to get up and running on 5G while providing full powerful management tools.”
“Our new NetCloud-powered portfolio of 5G wireless edge solutions represents another industry first for Cradlepoint,” said George Mulhern, chairman and CEO of Cradlepoint.
“We are excited to have Telstra – Australia’s leading mobile operator – as our worldwide launch partner for our new W2000-Series 5G Wideband Adapter. They share our strong belief that business customers are looking to embrace 5G to enable new and disruptive business applications and capabilities, but not at the cost of impaired network availability, security, and manageability.”
Announcement of the partnership on Thursday comes as Cradlepoint announced what it says is the industry’s “most comprehensive portfolio of 5G solutions powered by the company’s NetCloud Service and built exclusively to meet the business imperatives of availability, interoperability, security, and manageability”.