5G for Business is here
We have shifted past the hype.
5G is spreading across the globe. A January 2020 report says 5G networks have been deployed in 378 cities across 34 countries. The rollout has accelerated in many countries during the pandemic.
More than 10 million Australians are already living, working, or passing through a 5G network footprint every day.
Early adopters are evaluating and deploying enterprise-grade wireless 5G solutions now, with select Australian organisations at the forefront of global 5G innovation.
Australia’s 5G early adopters deploying in 2020
The Covid pandemic has accelerated the rollout of the 5G network across Australia’s urban seaboard. By mid-2021 Telstra expects 75% of the population to have 5G access, with other carriers signalling similar reach.
Early adopters are future-proofing their organisations by evaluating and deploying enterprise wireless 5G-enabled solutions now. Leading industry verticals already deploying 5G in 2020 are
Telstra Enterprise Wireless 5G solutions
Australia’s 5G landscape is continuing to emerge, but Telstra is pushing ahead and has claimed a global first in going to market with an enterprise-class 5G product.
The solution includes
- 5G-embedded intelligent hardware
- cloud management environment
- 5G connectivity plans
- managed service of monitoring, remote device management, carrier management, reporting and data analytics
Cradlepoint 5G solutions
Cradlepoint is leading the world in producing enterprise-class 5G-embedded routers and modems. The vendor was also first to combine cloud management and software-defined modem technology with software-defined networking, unified edge security and cloud-controlled router endpoints. But that is only the beginning…
In 2017 Cradlepoint presented its revolutionary Pathway to 5G program which allows organisations to take advantage of LTE while providing a clear and investment-protected pathway to 5G as it becomes available to them.
In May 2020, Cradlepoint delivered the world’s first 5G for business solution.
5G Action Plan for Australian Business
As 5G gains momentum, CIOs and business leaders need to evaluate the technology which will enable a new era of intelligent connectivity.
This guide is an Action Plan for Australian Business. It describes the pathway to 5G, exposes the industry verticals which will be most disrupted by 5G, and outlines the first steps to take to evaluate 5G for your organisation.
This is a technology worth investing time to review, as early adopters will be positioned to gain a competitive edge.
**Updated September 2020