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Cradlepoint has deployed a new portfolio of Gigabit-Class LTE edge router solutions based on its Elastic Wideband technologyan element of the company's Elastic Edge vision for connecting people, places and things over LTE and 5G networks. Through its NetCloud service, Cradlepoint is the first to deliver wireless edge routers that let enterprise and public safety organizations take advantage of today's Gigabit-Class LTE cellular networks while providing them with a Pathway to 5G'. Elastic Wideband technology now also enables support for Private LTE.

Elastic Wideband leverages the foundational 5G technologies of 4x4 multiple-input and multiple outputs (MIMO), 256 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and multi-carrier aggregation (CA) to deliver Gigabit-Class LTE today on cellular networks that support LTE Advanced Pro, and spans to full 5G in the future. Elastic Wideband technologies combine Cradlepoint proprietary software with the industry's most advanced LTE modem modules and future 5G modems to deliver wireless wide-area network (WAN) connectivity with unrivaled speed, reliability and flexibility.

Powered by Software, Delivered as a Service

Elastic Wideband, part of Cradlepoint's Elastic Edge technology, powers the Cradlepoint NetCloud service and turns 4G LTE and 5G cellular services into mission-critical wireless WANs for enterprise and public safety applications. While most of today's cellular modem modules are designed for consumer products and run standard vendor drivers, Cradlepoint has developed a proprietary Software- Defined Modem (SDM) that transforms consumer-grade modems into business-class LTE and 5G solutions.

Following are a few of the unique software functions that the Elastic Wideband technology includes:

- Software-Defined Modem: Proprietary driver, dynamic configuration of carrier profiles per radio

- Connection Management: Zero-touch installs, controller-less traffic steering between LTE links

- Carrier Selection Management: Automatic detection/selection between multiple carriers per radio

- Modem Health Management: Continuous link health testing, signal-to-tower optimization

- Data Plan Management: Data consumption monitoring, usage-based policies to avoid overages

- Virtual Remote Modem: Ethernet-remote LTE and 5G modems function the same as embedded.

Ready for the Arrival of Private LTE

Since Cradlepoint's Elastic Wideband technology within Gigabit-Class LTE edge routers support both licensed and unlicensed spectrums, such as CBRS, they can also be deployed as User Equipment in Private LTE environments.

Solution Availability

Cradlepoint's new Gigabit-Class LTE edge routers are available today in the following packages.

NetCloud Solution Packages for Branch:

- AER2200-1200M Series of all-in-one, Gigabit-Class LTE edge routers include a second modem option and SD-WAN, security, Wi-Fi and IoT functionality.

- CBA850-1200M LTE Adapter is a remotable LTE modem that provides fast and reliable LTE connectivity for primary and failover uses and works with any traditional or SD-WAN routers.

NetCloud Solution Packages for Mobile:

- IBR900-1200M and IBR1700-1200M Series of ruggedized, Gigabit-Class LTE edge routers for in-vehicle and portable deployments with a second modem option and mobile SD-WAN, Wi-Fi, GPS, and engine telemetry relay functionality.

Based on the Cradlepoint NetCloud service, each Gigabit- Class LTE solution includes NetCloud Managera cloud-based orchestration and management system that enables zero-touch deployments and simplified management. They also comply with leading public safety broadband networks around the world. AT&T and FirstNet are currently the first supported cellular networks until March 2019, after which customers can simply download and deploy new modem firmware to gain support for other carriers.

About Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint is the global provider of cloud-delivered wireless edge solutions for branch, mobile, and IoT networks. The Cradlepoint NetCloud service, based on the Elastic Edge vision, delivers agile, pervasive, and software-driven wireless WANs built on LTE and 5G services to connect people, places and things everywhere with resiliency, security, and control. More than 25,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world, including 75 percent of the world's top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100, and first responder agencies in 10 of the largest U.S. cities, rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected and protected. Major service providers use Cradlepoint wireless solutions as the foundation for managed network services. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint is a privately held company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, with a development center in Silicon Valley and international offices in the UK and Australia.

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Date:Feb 1, 2019

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