5G

T-Mobile Partner with Cradlepoint to Deliver 5G Wireless Internet

T-Mobile | May 06, 2022

T-Mobile Partner with Cradlepoint
T-Mobile, the home of America's biggest and fastest 5G network, and Cradlepoint, a division of Ericsson (Nasdaq: ERIC), are collaborating to bring an enterprise-grade custom-designed all-in-one 5G router to T-Mobile Business Internet customers.

Together, these two industry experts will create a compelling fixed wireless solution geared to enterprises that rely on fast, flexible, and secure internet with managed services for their operational processes. T-Mobile Business Internet is now available to businesses with a single or multiple retail, multi-tenant office, and remote work locations across the country.

Businesses now have few alternatives for internet access, with many internet providers providing glorified consumer internet. They require solutions that can be promptly implemented for all of their sites throughout the country, as well as better security and administration capabilities for peace of mind and control.

 “5G offers incredible opportunities for businesses and governments to drive innovation, reinvent their operations, and transform how they serve their customers. Until now, they have been stuck with other internet provider offerings and technology that are low on satisfaction. T-Mobile is the only provider with a network large enough and fast enough to meet the needs of diverse organizations. The Un-carrier is the first and only provider that can offer enterprise-grade 5G fixed wireless from coast to coast, and together with another proven 5G technology leader in Cradlepoint, businesses can expect a powerhouse solution.”

-Callie Field, President, T-Mobile Business Group

Pankaj Malhotra, Chief Product Officer at Cradlepoint said that  5G is the essential transformational technology of our time. What sets Cradlepoint apart is our ability to unlock the power of 5G for business with edge-to-core cellular intelligence and enterprise-class solutions powered by our NetCloud Service. We are uniquely able to provide business customers with the 5G performance, security, and management they need.

T-Mobile for Business and Cradlepoint's collaborative fixed wireless solution will be available shortly with various T-Mobile Business Internet plans and services.

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Keysight | May 20, 2022

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Grain Management-Backed Network Wireless Solutions (NWS) Acquires Gap Wireless

Network Wireless Solutions | February 08, 2022

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Casa Systems | June 15, 2022

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