4G LTE for Enterprise Networking


The adoption of cloud, mobile, IoT, and other technologies requires today’s networks to not only stay connected 24x7, but to expand, contract, adapt, move, and evolve as business needs dictate. These needs have made 4G LTE an essential WAN source as organizations look to address challenges such as speed-to-deployment, cost, and performance limitations.

Always-On Connectivity for Branch, Mobile & IoT Networks

The reliability, performance flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of cellular-based broadband enables enterprises to confidently deploy 4G LTE as a trusted WAN source in enterprise networking.

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4 Signs Your Organization Needs 4G LTE

1. Internet outages cost your organization time and money.


Enterprises that process credit-card transactions often lose tens of thousands of dollars when they experience even a couple hours of Internet downtime. With more and more companies needing WAN access for back-office applications and customer service tools, the cumulative cost of downtime can be devastating.

> See how retailer Evereve saved money by reducing Internet outages.


2. Your IT team manages more than three ISPs.


Widely dispersed distributed enterprises often spend excessive man-hours managing dozens of ISPs throughout the U.S. and the world. The ubiquity of 4G LTE carriers can drastically streamline your organization’s roster of WAN providers.


3. Your company frequently adds branches, connected vehicles, or IoT.


For companies that frequently adds branches or have fleet vehicles and IoT devices that often must be moved, Day-1 network connectivity via wireless WAN is imperative. Often wired ISPs take weeks or months to provision connectivity.

> See how Piada expedites restaurant openings with Day-1 Internet access.


4. Your organization can’t staff an IT professional at every site.


IT teams that manage many distributed locations without on-site specialists and can’t send frequent truck rolls need flexible, plug-and-play WAN solutions that can be cost-effectively managed remotely.

> See how the City of San Antonio remotely troubleshoots network issues at its many traffic lights.


3 Ways Enterprises Use 4G LTE

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In distributed branch locations, everything from POS devices and digital signage to security cameras and laptops need to be connected all the time. 4G LTE-enabled branch routers with dual-modem and dual-SIM options allow organizations to have Day-1 Internet while waiting for wired lines to be installed; use LTE as the primary or failover link; and leverage SD-WAN for dynamic, policy-based traffic steering.

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4G LTE routers that are ruggedized and purpose-built for fleets provide secure, reliable wireless connectivity for police cruisers, fire trucks, ambulances, buses, service trucks, boats, and more. Dual-modem options enable wireless-to-wireless failover and mobile SD-WAN, giving fleets the constant connectivity they need for GPS, sensors, telematics, surveillance cameras, WiFi, and other applications.

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Today’s IoT deployments are anywhere and everywhere, giving organizations seemingly limitless potential to reap new business opportunities, streamline operations, and reduce costs. The diversity and widespread distribution of IoT calls for always-on WAN links, such as 4G LTE, that can be deployed or moved in days, not months—regardless of wired network availability.



4G LTE Success Story

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4G LTE Success Story

The City Of San Antonio leverages cloud-managed 4G LTE to improve its traffic management system.

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Pathway from 4G LTE to 5G

As the industry leader in cloud-delivered 4G LTE network solutions for businesses, service providers, and government organizations, Cradlepoint is committed to extending its leadership into the emerging 5G space.

5G is the fast-approaching fifth-generation wireless broadband technology. It will be 10 to 100 times faster than the current LTE network and will allow for the connection density to support billions of devices. 5G will enable diverse use cases from enhanced mobile broadband, to mission-critical control, to massive IoT applications that aren’t possible with 4G LTE systems alone.


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Watch: LTE’s Role as a Primary WAN Link

Enterprise-grade LTE networks, the upcoming availability of Gigabit LTE, and some carriers’ support for unmetered data plans are making wireless viable as a primary WAN link and ideal for accessing Internet and SaaS content directly from the branch. Also, the flexibility of wireless is helping enterprises extend beyond buildings, bringing products and services directly to their customers’ locations.

Watch this on-demand webinar about why the combination of wireless connectivity and SD-WAN is ideal for delivering reliability and security to today’s increasingly mobile workforce and ever-expanding network’s edge — and for connecting applications and data in the cloud.


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