Cradlepoint and Ericsson Network Slicing Proof-of-Concept

BOISE, Idaho and Santa Clara, CA, May 6, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Cradlepoint, a global leader in cloud-based 4G and 5G wireless networking solutions, presented a demonstration of the concept of cutting a corporate 5G network at its event at the top of global partners in 2021. The demonstration performed in the laboratories of Ericsson’s Silicon Valley D-15, illustrates how 5G network slicing can protect business-critical data from congestion while ensuring stable throughput. This networking concept is one of the first integrations of Ericsson technology with Cradlepoint 5G edge routers and highlights the potential of the acquisition to unlock 5G business opportunities and help accelerate adoption.

Ericsson D-15 Laboratories

Cradlepoint performed the concept check in Ericsson D-15 Laboratories, a state-of-the-art innovation hub located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Inspired by Ericsson’s first workshop for Drottninggatan 15 in Stockholm, the D-15 allows customers and partners to collaborate with a dynamic ecosystem of experts and an ultra low latency 5G powered platform.

Enterprise 5G Network Slicing Proof-of-Concept

The laboratory test consists of a Cradlepoint R1900 5G mobile router, operates in standalone (SA) mode, connects to Ericsson 5G Core and 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) with network cutting and Quality quality of service (QoS) configured. Several computers running traffic-generating software emulate business-critical and best data over a 5G connection while a mobile device injects congestion into the network. The demonstration shows that the best-effort streams slow down to crawl as the RAN and 5G connection becomes congested. In contrast, business-critical data is protected and maintains a constant bandwidth rate.

“Demonstrating Ericsson’s networking technology with the Cradlepoint 5G router to protect business-critical flows is critical to accelerating the company’s adoption of 5G,” said Mark Bresnicker, vice president of product management at Cradlepoint. “With Ericsson, we are taking the first step in enabling this technology and implementing MPLS-like traffic management capabilities up to 5G that businesses will require as they cut the cable and redirect more applications to wireless WANs.”

Why cutting the network is essential for the adoption of 5G in the enterprise

As businesses embrace Wireless WAN and 5G as the core infrastructure for connecting fixed sites, field forces, vehicles and IoT devices, they must support a combination of business-critical, lower priority and best-traffic traffic above 5G. In addition, they must ensure that their critical applications are not affected by the traffic of the “noise neighbor” of a shared 5G RAN. Ericsson’s networking technology, which works with Cradlepoint 5G routers, meets both challenges and can ensure that business-critical bandwidth is protected.

“We first started developing networking technology with partners from leading companies here in the D-15 a few years ago,” said Jan Sederström, head of Ericsson’s Silicon Valley technology office. “Our goal was to present this innovation to the industry and share a vision for the future. It was radical, but something we did for the industry. Today, I am excited that – together with Cradlepoint – we have demonstrated how to protect business-critical streams of enterprise applications on the 5G mobile network by cutting the network. “

What to expect next

Cradlepoint is working with Ericsson to provide integrated 5G networking functionality by the end of 2021. In addition, as a prerequisite, communications service providers need to introduce 5G stand-alone mode (SA), which is underway in various mobile networks. the world.

Learn more about cutting the 5G network from end to end on Ericsson

As a leader in 5G network technology, Ericsson offers the latest in 5G Network Slicing innovations from end to end, partnering with global operators in a variety of commercial and concept-proven trials in many industry segments. Ericsson’s network cutting technology includes RAN, transport, kernel, operational support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS). The end-to-end approach provides automation and revenue-generating capabilities to meet the needs of different uses. Click here to learn more.

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is a world leader in cloud providers of 4G and 5G wireless networking solutions. The Cradlepoint NetCloud ™ platform and cellular routers provide widespread, secure and software-defined Wireless WAN an end to connecting people, places and things – everywhere. More than 25,000 companies and government agencies around the world, including many Global 2000 organizations and leading public sector agencies, rely on Cradlepoint to keep mission-critical sites, outlets, field forces, vehicles and IoT connected at all times. devices. Cradlepoint was founded in 2006, acquired by Ericsson in 2020, and today operates as a stand-alone subsidiary within Ericsson Business Technologies and New Business. Cradlepoint is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with development centers in Silicon Valley and India and international offices in the United Kingdom and Australia.

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