Cradlepoint and Juniper Networks are partnering to bring 5G connectivity to enterprise networks.

The goal of the collaboration is to empower enterprises’ fixed and wireless network and edge environments with 5G connectivity. Cradlepoint is a provider of cloud-based LTE and 5G connectivity. Its 5G connectivity solutions will be equipped with Juniper Networks’ Mist AI portfolio for campus grounds and branch offices. The upcoming fusion will offer customers comprehensive SD-WAN functionality and 5G technology for reliable remote site connectivity, management and troubleshooting.

Both companies expect the retail sector to particularly benefit from a combination of SD-WAN and 5G. Through 5G connectivity, retailers can create pop-up networks for customer experiences. In addition, they can provide connectivity in locations where WAN connectivity is not an option.

Cradlepoint NetCloud

The integration of Juniper’s Mist AI portfolio and Cradlepoint’s NetCloud solution is central to the collab. The latter solution provides customers with visibility into their networks via open cloud APIs, improved business continuity and insights for optimizing user experiences.

Interoperability with Juniper Mist AI portfolio

Juniper Networks is optimizing its Mist AI hardware portfolio and services for interoperability with Cradlepoint’s portfolio. This includes a range of wireless and wired network services, switches, gateways and routers. Juniper Marvis, an AI virtual assistant for Juniper’s solutions, is being updated as well.

Tip: Wireless WAN makes complex WAN environments more robust