Cradlepoint 5G outdoor adaptor advances energy efficiency, sustainability and connectivity

Cradlepoint has re-designed its outdoor Cradlepoint W1855-5GC Wideband Adaptor. Adding to Cradlepoint’s 5G portfolio, the W1855 enables enterprises to future-proof connectivity investments as they adopt Standalone (SA) 5G networks and commit to stronger sustainability goals. Purpose-built to require less design materials and operational energy than its predecessor while adhering to the latest 5G standards, the outdoor Cradlepoint W1855-5GC Wideband Adaptor ushers in the latest generation of Wireless WAN networking with a goal of supporting global sustainability objectives.

As the enterprise adopts 5G connectivity solutions to transform business operations and prevent disruption, the increasing volatility stemming from climate change has highlighted the need to implement technology that mitigates further negative environmental and business impact. According to Gartner, 86% of business leaders see sustainability as an investment that protects their organisation from disruption. Designed for distributed sites that require secure cellular connectivity or failover in the event of a primary link disruption, the W1855-5GC Wideband Adaptor enables the enterprise to guarantee connectivity while furthering sustainability goals. Key benefits include:

  • Connectivity offerings for the expansion of 5G: The refreshed modem features the latest 5G standards with 3GPP Release 16 specifications, providing customers with expanded carrier aggregation and band combinations as service providers grow their 5G services.
  • More sustainable design: Compared to its predecessor, the W1855-5GC Wideband Adaptor is 78% smaller and 74% lighter, requiring 30% less energy when under load. In addition, the device is securely packaged with 84% less packaging, which is 100% plastic free. The aluminium housing reinforces Cradlepoint’s commitment to sustainably sourced and recycled materials.
  • Centralised device management and visibility: With Cradlepoint NetCloud Manager, lean IT teams can successfully manage the deployment, configuration, and troubleshooting of each device from centralised locations, reducing unnecessary complexity and costly on-site visits.
  • Streamlined installation: At half the size and weight of previous outdoor adaptors, the stylised W1855-5GC eases installation for field personnel.

“In addition to continuing to adhere to the latest 5G technology standards, Cradlepoint is also committed to exploring new avenues to help customers further additional business goals,” said Donna Johnson, CMO of Cradlepoint and Ericsson’s head of enterprise wireless solutions marketing. “Sustainability is top of mind for enterprise globally, including at Cradlepoint and Ericsson, and we’re thrilled to partner with companies to create a more collective effort toward reducing energy consumption and wasteful packaging and design.”

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